Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, who appeared for Sunni Waqf Board and other Muslim parties in the Ayodhya case in the Supreme Court, said that he has been sacked from the case.
In a Facebook post posted on December 3rd, 2019, he wrote, “Just been sacked from the Babri case by AOR Ejaz Maqbool who was representing the Jamiat. Have sent formal letter accepting the ‘sacking’ without demur. No longer involved in the review or the case.”
Dhavan said that he was told that he was being removed from the review of the case as he was unwell.
He added, “I have been informed that Mr Madani has indicated that I was removed from the case because I was unwell. This is total nonsense. He has a right to instruct his lawyer AOR Ejaz Maqbool to sack me which he did on instructions. But the reason being floated is malicious and untrue.”
On December 2nd, 2019, a review petition was filed by Maulana Syed Ashhad Rashidi, a legal heir of original Ayodhya land dispute litigant, in the Supreme Court against its ruling.
The Supreme Court of India on November 9th, 2019 at 10:30 am delivered the judgement where a government-run trust was given the responsibility to construct the temple in the disputed land. While Muslims were given a five-acre of “suitable plot” to build a mosque in Ayodhya.
A suitable plot of land measuring 5 acres to be handed over to Sunni Waqf Board either by Central government or state government construct a mosque at the allotted land, the Supreme Court ordered.
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