(Photo: PTI)
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First review plea against Ayodhya order filed in SC

  • Maulana Syed Ashhad Rashidi, legal representative of original plaintiff M. Siddiqi, files the plea
  • The petition says the court has awarded the disputed site to the very party which based its claims on nothing but a series of illegal acts

NEW DELHI : The Supreme Court saw the first review petition on its Ayodhya judgement on Monday, filed by Maulana Syed Ashhad Rashidi, legal representative of original plaintiff M. Siddiqi.

“Further though in the impugned judgement, this Hon’ble Court has acknowledged few of the several illegalities committed by the Hindu parties, particularly in 1934 (damaging the domes of the Babri Masjid), 1949 (desecrating the Babri Masjid) and 1992 (demolition of the Babri Masjid), however, this Hon’ble Court has proceeded to condone those very illegal acts and has awarded the disputed site to the very party which based its claims on nothing but a series of illegal acts," the petition reads.

“… Court has disregarded the settled legal principle of ex dolo malo non oritur actio by lending its aid to a party which based its cause of action upon an illegal act. Further, this Hon’ble Court has, in an attempt to balance the reliefs between the parties, while condoning illegalities of the Hindu parties, has allotted alternate land admeasuring 5 acres to the Muslim parties, which was neither pleaded nor prayed for by the Muslim parties," it further added.

The Supreme Court on 9 November had passed the order in favour of “the deity of Lord Ram" who was considered a “juristic person". The court directed that the disputed 2.7 acres should be handed over to a trust formed by the central government. This trust will build a temple on the disputed property. The Muslim party has to be given five-acre “either by the central government out of the acquired land or by the government of Uttar Pradesh within the city of Ayodhya", the top court had ruled.

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