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Supreme court refuses petitions of 32 activist & eminent personalities to intervene in RamJanmaBhoomi-Babri Masjid case

Famous personalities like Aparna Sen, Medha Patkar, Teesta Setalvad, Shyam Bengal and Aruna Roy were denied intervening in Babri masjid case by the country’s highest authority supreme court.

A special bench head by the chief justice Deepak Mishra stated that the 2.77 acres of disputed land will not be given to any of the Hindu or Muslim community but will be granted to non- religious public service.

However, an argument comes in stating that, “we are public spirited citizens from various walks from life and across the length and breadth of India who feels that it is critical as a commitment to the foundational value contained in this constitution, to intervene and inject urgency and a sane voice in this dispute”.

A majority portion of the victims is ignored who are voiceless and unheard and have already gone through the hardships of the violence, but the chief justice couldn’t count them to intervene in the case.

At the disputed site of the Ayodha, the babri mosque was demolished by a mob in 1992. While the political and religious leaders mainly from Hindu right are stressing for the construction of a Ram temple.

However, Hindus believes that the birthplace of lord Ram is the exact location where the mosque was built, and they want the temple to be there.

During the 2002 Gujarat riots, 32 petitions of famous personalities like writer Kiran Nagarkar, Rupa Mody, academics Ganesh Devy, Kalpana Kannarbiran, businessman Cyrus Guzder, Anand Patwardhan, editor Om Thanvi and Kumar Ketkar went missing.

“It is our apprehension that if the honorable court concluded the present civil appeals in favour of either the contesting communities, it is bound to forge extreme opinion amongst the communities on both sides which may result in provoke incidents of violence as he had been maintained earlier by the involvement of various political parties posing threat to the secular fabric of the country. In the light of the history of communal violence associated with the land, conclusion of the appeals in favours of either parties is bound to draw sharp reactions on both ends of the spectrum”, they argued.

Petition was filed that the area which comes under the now demolished mosque in Ayodhya was the birthplace of Ram in the Allahabad court, but it was challenged by the petition again.

The supreme court delayed the case to March 14 stating the completion of the documents was not over.

The petition alleges that the order was passed without any archaeological evidence and the selectively accepting and rejecting historical evidence.

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