Sunni Waqf Board Ready for a ‘Settlement, Drops Claim on Babri Land on Last Day of Hearing
| IOP Desk - 16 Oct 2019

Ayodhya Dispute in SC 

By Indian Observer Post 

New Delhi, Oct 16, 2019: In a surprise move, on the last day of hearings in the Ayodhya land dispute case, Sunni Waqf Board- the primary Muslim litigant in the title dispute case, which had filed a suit for ownership of the structure in 1961, has dropped its claim on Babri Masjid land and informed the Supreme Court that it no longer wishes to pursue its appeals in the matter.

The Sunni Waqf Board has sought to withdraw from the title suit, the mediation panel has informed the Supreme Court. The move comes amid reports of a possible rift between members of the board following FIRs against its chairman ZA Faruqui. He allegedly also wrote to the mediation panel, asking for a fresh round of talks, without the knowledge of his legal team, Muslim Mirror reported.

In its proposal to the mediation panel, the board has suggested giving up its claim on the disputed site but sought that Places of Worship Act, 1991, should be made water-tight. It has asked that the government take over the maintenance of around 22 mosques in Ayodhya, many of which were damaged in the riots after the demolition of the Babri Masjid.

It has also asked the Supreme Court to form a committee to check the status of other religious places under the control of the Archaeological Survey of India.

The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board had earlier denied reports that it was diluting its stand in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi case. It had said it “unequivocally affirms its full faith in the ability and competence” of senior counsel Rajeev Dhawan, who is arguing for the Muslim side.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government has recommended an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against Faruqui into alleged illegal sale and purchase of land for the board.

\After the FIRs against him, Faruqui had attempted to change his Advocate-on-Record in the Ayodhya case, according to sources aware of the development.

On Monday, Faruqui was provided security on the orders of the apex court after he apprehended a threat to his life. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took note of the communication addressed to it by a member of the mediation committee that Faruqui has informed him about the threat.

Today i.e. Wednesday is the last day for hearings in the title dispute after the Supreme Court on Tuesday said it looked forward to conclude the arguments before its advanced deadline of October 17.

A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has been hearing the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit for 39 days and had earlier set the deadline to finish arguments on October 18. This was later brought forward to October 17, but the CJI on Tuesday indicated that it would like to conclude all arguments by Wednesday instead of Thursday.

The apex court's judgment will be reserved by the bench if the arguments conclude.

The bench, also comprising justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and SA Nazeer will pronounce the ruling by November 17 as the CJI will retire on that date. If the judgment is not delivered before his retirement, the entire matter would have to be heard afresh.

The CJI has previously said the bench will have only four weeks to write the judgment and it will be a “miracle” if the court delivers the judgment in this time frame. The court had sped up the hearing in the case that was pending for decades and conducted day-to-day hearing, including miscellaneous days reserved for other matters, to ensure that the bench arrives at a verdict.

The top court is hearing appeals against the September 2010 verdict of the Allahabad High Court. The high court had divided the disputed 2.77 acres of land, including the spot where the Babri Masjid stood until December 6, 1992, and the area around it, equally among the Nirmohi Akhara, the Sunni Central Waqf Board, UP, and Ramlalla Virajman.

Earlier, the bid to arrive at a negotiated settlement to the dispute via a mediation process failed after Ramlalla Virajman said no to further mediation. Days later, the side arguing for the mosque also turned down an invitation by the Supreme Court-appointed mediators.

Meanwhile, with the closing in of the verdict, the Ayodhya administration has tightened curbs imposed under Section 144 till December 10.

On 6 December 1992, a large group of Hindu activists of the Vishva Hindu Parishad and allied organisations demolished the 16th-century disputed Babri Mosque in the city of Ayodhya, in Uttar Pradesh. The demolition occurred after a political rally organised by Hindu nationalist organisations at the site turned violent.

Photo caption – File Photo of - Chairmen of Shia-Sunni Waqf Boards, Zufar Farooqui (Left) with Waseem Rizvi (Right) Courtesy – Husaini Times / Sentinel

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