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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.

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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 ...

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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!

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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 ...

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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. ...

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

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