Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections

Search:



The Web

India Abroad




Newsletters
Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article
Home > News > PTI

SC turns down Centre's Ayodhya plea

March 31, 2003 11:57 IST

Holding that there was a need to maintain communal harmony in the country, the Supreme Court on Monday turned down a Union government plea to lift a ban on religious activities on the 67 acre undisputed land around the disputed site in Ayodhya.

The court said the Union government's applicationrequired to be rejected "not only to maintain communal harmony but also to fulfil other obligations.We are of the view that the Supreme Court's March 13/14, 2002 order should be operative till the Allahabad high court disposes the [Ayodhya] title suits."

The Allahabad high court is hearing rival suits claiming ownership of the 2.77 acre disputed land in Ayodhya and has ordered excavations by the Archaeological Survey of India to determine whether a temple existed at the spot where the Babri Masjid stood before it was pulled by Hindu zealots in 1992.

More reports from Uttar Pradesh
Read about: Ayodhya Dispute | Madhumita Murder Case

© Copyright 2005 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
Share your comments


 What do you think about the story?




Read what others have to say:


Number of User Comments: 50




Sub: Supreme Court turns down Center's Ayodhya plea

By, Allah almighty, I love India. Some times, when, Gujaraat like things takes place, I am nervous and my mind questions my heart about my ...


Posted by habeeb syed





Sub: SC Judgement on the disputed land in Ayodhya

Indeed! a victory to rhyme and reason. Citizen's of a democratic country should opt for civilized behaviour and not emotional paranoia in resolving histircal disputes!


Posted by HDS





Sub: Satya meva jayatay

How true the saying looks today. Well done supreme court. More than once this Govt. has been put to shame because of its antinational and ...


Posted by zaidi





Sub: Adhyodha

It is a right decision by the Supreme Court. The BJP led government should learn a decision from this and stop doing the communial politics. ...


Posted by R. K. Malhotra





Sub: Ayodhya Plea

Most Indian Hindus may not realize it, but this is a triumph of Indian secularism.


Posted by Pakistani




Disclaimer

Advertisement






Copyright 2005 Rediff.com India Limited. All Rights Reserved.