Nirmohi Akhara moves Supreme Court against Centre’s request to release excess land acquired in Ayodhya to original owners

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Apr 09, 2019, 11:18 AM(IST)

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The Akhara said the acquisition of land by the government had led to the destruction of many temples managed by the Akhara.

Nirmohi Akhara has filed an application in the Supreme Court opposing Centre’s request to release excess land acquired in Ayodhya to original owners. 

The Akhara said the acquisition of land by the government had led to the destruction of many temples managed by the Akhara, therefore it wants the court to decide the title dispute.

Last month, the Akhara which is one of the original litigants in the Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case, had requested the Supreme Court to consider moving the mediation panel proceedings from Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh to New Delhi or some other “neutral place”.

The Supreme Court had appointed three members comprising of ex-Supreme Court judge FM Khaliifulah, spiritual guru Shri Shri Ravi Shankar and senior advocate Sriram Panchu to mediate to help resolve the contentious Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute issue

The Akahara had earlier requested to the Supreme Court that an amicable resolution would be possible only through “direct dialogue” between the UP Sunni Wakf Board and the Nirmohi Akhara.

The Akhara had also requested two more retired judges of the apex court be appointed to the mediation panel. 

In its application dated March 25, 2019, Nirmohi Akhara has said that the original parties claiming the title — The Panch Ramanandi Nirmohi Akhara Ayodhya and The UP Sunni Central Waqf Board — can be encouraged to have a dialogue under the aegis of the panel of mediators without requiring them to give proposals in writing.

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