The Vishva Hindu Parishad is set to felicitate the entire legal team that fought for Ayodhya case in the court that ultimately won themvictory to build Ram Lalla temple at the disputed site. The team was led by senior Supreme Court lawyer K. Parasaran. The VHP has also invited lawyers who fought the case in the high court and lower court.
The project is being implemented by the state transmission utilities of Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Karnataka, AP, Maharashtra, Gujarat, HP and MP. It includes building of transmission lines and substations with a total capacity of 19,000 MVA by March 2020 to evacuate about 20,000 MW of large-scale renewable power and improvement of the grid.
The Supreme Court should have given the five acres of alternate land to the Hindu side to build a temple elsewhere and the verdict is completely opposite to what the evidence pointed to, Jamiat-e-Ulama-e-Hind president Syed Arshad Madani has told ET.
UP chief secretary RK Tiwari has stated that over 2,000 incidents of stubble-burning were observed in ten districts. Of this, 455 cases were reported in Mathura, 321 in Pilibhit, 316 in Shahjahanpur and 296 in Rampur, despite orders issued by the state government on October 4 and 19 to stop any such incident.
Influential Muslim voices were specially invited or consulted before the decision was taken. While four voices were strictly against filing of the review, everyone voted against the principle of accepting the land.
Shia Waqf Board chairman Wasim Rizvi accused AIMPLB of trying to ‘instigate the Muslims’ and said AIMPLB had no locus-standi in the case. “They are just trying to disturb the atmosphere of harmony,” he said, adding most of the Muslims would not agree with AIMPLB’s decision.
Triloki Nath Pandey, the ‘next friend’ of Ram Lalla who was allotted one-third of the 2.77 acre by the Allahabad High Court as a representative of the deity in court, told ET that Ram Lalla should not be housed in a tent any more.
While Jat leader and JJP chief Dushyant Chautala was already the deputy CM, his uncle and former CM Devi Lal’s son Ranjit Singh Chautala, who won as an independent, was sworn in as minister of state (MoS) with independent charge on Thursday.
Chairman of the board Zufar Ahmad Farooqui said the UP Sunni Central Waqf Board has sought legal opinion on how to implement the Supreme Court’s order granting five acres of land to the board for building a mosque in Ayodhya as there’s no unanimity among the Muslim community on the issue.
The issue seems to be dividing the Muslim community, with one petitioner Iqbal Ansari saying the land should not be accepted if it is beyond the 63-acre acquired area.
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