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NEW DELHI : Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan who led the arguments for the muslim parties in the Ayodhya case took to Facebook to clarify that he has been “sacked" and won’t be a part of the case anymore.

"Just been sacked from the Babri case by AOR (Advocate on Record) Ejaz Maqbool who was representing the Jamiat. Have sent formal letter accepting the 'sacking' without demur. No longer involved in the review or the case," he wrote on the social media website.

"I have been informed that Mr Madani has indicated that I was removed from the case because I was unwell. This is total nonsense. He has a right to instruct his lawyer AOR Ejaz Maqbool to sack me which he did on instructions. But the reason being floated is malicious and untrue," Dhavan added.

A review petition challenging the verdict was yesterday filed in the court.

His resignation letter dated 2 November addressed to the Advocate on record (AOR) for the review petition stated the chain of events that transpired to it.

"As promised, I am responding to your call at 10.14 AM today when I was at the doctors, informing me that I have been sacked from further involvement in the Babri case on behalf of your client. We were in agreement that the correct term was 'sacked' and you explained you had no choice in the matter. With humility and respect and the norms of my profession, I accept the sacking without demur," Dhavan said in his letter.

He also wished Maqbool the best for his future endeavour and said, "The cause is bigger than all of us."

The 9 November judgement passed the order in favour of “the deity of Lord Ram" who was held to be a “juristic person". The court directed that the disputed 2.7-acre land is to 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 a five-acre piece of land “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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