Friday, September 17, 2010

Ayodhya: Attempts of out of settlement fails

A last ditch attempt to settle the Ayodhya issue out of court failed and now the final verdict will be delivered by the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on September 24th.

The Special Bench of the High Court rejected the intervening application after submissions by both parties to the title suit that they were not in favour of a out of court settlement. Both the parties filed their replies on Thursday itself stating that they did not want to settle the matter out of court since several attempts in the past have failed. They further submitted that it would be best if the court came to a conclusion and delivered the verdict in this high profile sensitive case.

The court will now pronounce its verdict on the 60 year old title suit on September 24th in which it will decide who the land in question belongs to. The matter will come up for orders on September 24th at 3.30 PM and will be delivered by Justices S U Khan, Sudhir Agarwal and D V Sharma.

The matter came up for hearing today following an application filed by an applicant in the case Ramesh Chandra Tripathi. He had cited law and order problems in case the verdict came out and also added that the matter be settled through amicable means.The Court while rejecting his plea imposed cost of Rs 10 lakh on him for delaying proceedings.

Meanwhile during the course of todays hearing another application by the Nimrohi Akhara, a Hindu Charitable Trust was filed seeking an additional 10 days time to compromise the matter. In their petition they said that they do not need a lot of time to settle the matter and ten days would be sufficient for the same. The Bench however refused to defer the verdict any further and said that it will be pronounced as had been stated earlier.

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