Ayodhya title suit verdict on Sept 24

Written by Political Bureau | Lucknow | Updated: Sep 9 2010, 06:10am hrs
The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court will pronounce its judgment on the 60-year-old Ayodhya title suits on September 24.

The date for the verdict, reserved by a special bench comprising Justices SU Khan, Sudhir Agarwal and D V Sharma on July 26, was conveyed to the counsels appearing in the four title suits relating to the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site at Ayodhya.

The first title suit was filed in 1950 by Gopal Singh Visharad, seeking permission for pooja at the disputed site.Lucknow,

The second suit was filed by Paramhans Ramchandra Das, also in 1950, seeking the same injunction but this suit was later withdrawn.

The third suit was filed in 1959 by the Nirmohi Akhara, seeking direction to hand over charge of the disputed site from the receiver. The fourth suit was filed in the 1961 by the UP Sunni Central Board of Waqfs for declaration and possession of the site.

The fifth suit was moved in 1989 in the name of Bhagwan Shree Ram Lalla Virajman. This too was for declaration and possession.

With one of these suits withdrawn, the four title suits remained pending in the Faizabad civil court. In 1989, these suits were transferred to the High Court.

Both the Centre and the Mayawati government are worried over the political fallout. UP plans to deploy additional paramilitary forces for maintenance of law and order.