Ayodhya: Hindu Mahasabha files caveat in SC
The Mahasabha has asked the apex court not to pass order on any appeal against the HC verdict without hearing it.
New Delhi: Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha has filed a caveat in the Supreme Court to pre-empt any ex-parte order on the Ayodhya title dispute. In the caveat, the Hindu Mahasabha has asked the court not to pass order on any appeal against the September 30 Allahabad High Court verdict without hearing it. The organisation has filed the caveat through its national president Swami Chakrapani.
General Secretary of Hindu Mahasabha Indira Tiwari said a petition is also likely to be filed making it clear that it was not in favour of any compromise on the issue and wants a legal solution to the whole dispute.
"We want only legal solution. We are against any type of compromise as we are in favour of constructing a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya," she said, adding the Hindu Mahasabha would like to achieve its objective through the cooperation of all those who were party to the suit in the High Court.
The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court in its verdict on September 30, had ruled that the 2.77 acre disputed land in Ayodhya be divided into three parts among Hindus and Muslims and held that the place where the makeshift temple of Lord Rama currently exists belongs to Hindus. The Central Sunni Wakf Board has decided to appeal against the judgement in the Supreme Court.
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh unit president of the Mahasabha Kamlesh Tewari told PTI in Lucknow that the Mahasabha filed the caveat a couple of days ago. "This has been done in order to stress our seriousness towards our resolve to move the apex court against the Allahabad High Court verdict in the Ayodhya title suits," he said.
This has been done to ensure that the Mahasabha's veiwpoint is heard in case some other party reaches the court on the issue, Tewari said. It was still awaiting the certified copies of the High Court orders and only after getting that the organisation would be moving an application in the apex court, challenging the verdict sometime between October 20 and 25, he added.
Terming the moves towards resolving the issue through reconciliation as a "drama," Tewari said that the Mahasabha has neither approached any of the Hindu litigants in the case nor has it been approached by any of them.