Supreme Court dismisses all the review petitions in Babri judgment

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed all petitions seeking review of Babri mosque-Temple dispute judgment where it ruled that the entire disputed land be handed over to Hindus for construction of a Ram temple and that Muslims be given an alternative five acres for building a mosque.

A five-judge Constitution bench, comprising Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and Justices DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan, S Abdul Nazeer, and Sanjiv Khanna, took up 18 review petitions in chamber.

Those who had filed review petitions include five petitioners back by the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, Maulana Syed Ashhad Rashidi, legal heir of original litigant M Siddiq and 40 “concerned citizens”, including economist Prabhat Patnaik, historian Irfan Habib and Harsh Mander.

The petitioners from Mulim sides said in the petitions that they were “deeply humiliated” by the verdict as it was “an injustice towards Muslims.”

The Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha also filed a review petition, seeking review of the five-acre plot to the Muslim side.

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