Nirmohi Akhara, one of the major stakeholders in the Ayodhya temple dispute, filed a fresh appeal in the Supreme Court against the Centre, regarding the acquisition of excess land in Ayodhya.
In 2010, the Allahabad Court passed an order, saying the 2.27 acres of disputed land in Ayodhya would be distributed in three parts and given to Nirmohi Akhara, Sunni Waqf Board and Ram Lalla, instead of just giving it to the major stakeholders.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led Central Government moved the Supreme Court against this ruling to release the excess amount of disputed land around Ayodhya and give it to the original owners.
The fresh appeal by Nirmohi Akhara comes after the BJP’s appeal. In its appeal, Nirmohi Akhara said, instead of the land being distributed between the three parties, it should be given to the major stakeholders as planned initially. The Supreme Court said this wasn’t possible as all the temples in the area would get affected if the land was given to just one person.
Nirmohi further said, instead of returning just the 2.27 acres of disputed land, the Top Court should return all of the 67.390 acres of undisputed land as well.
The Ayodhya case dates back to a long period of time and deals with who owns major property on the highly conflicted land. Post multiple conflicts, Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla agreed the land was Lord Ram’s birthplace, while the Sunni Waqf Board said, the place was the original location for the Babri Masjid.
Once the majority of the stakeholders of this land were identified, the Top Court said it would divide the land equally between all the three parties. Post the petition filed by all the three parties, the Supreme Court asked for a special panel to be formed to make a decision about the disputes pertaining to the land.
With Nirmohi’s recent appeal, the disputed land is back under the radar.
Stay tuned for more updates on the case.