‘No law al­lows de­struc­tion of re­li­gious struc­ture’

The Hitavada - - NATION -

THE Babri Masjid was de­stroyed by the “Hindu Tal­iban” just like the de­mo­li­tion of the Bud­dha statue by the Tal­iban at Bamiyan in Afghanistan, a lit­i­gant in the Ay­o­d­hya tem­ple-mosque land dispute case told the Supreme Court on Fri­day.

No law or the Con­sti­tu­tion al­lows de­struc­tion of re­li­gious struc­tures, se­nior ad­vo­cate Ra­jeev Dha­van, ap­pear­ing for the le­gal heirs of M Sid­diq -- one of the orig­i­nal lit­i­gants in the case and has died, told a bench of Chief Jus­tice Di­pak Misra and Jus­tices Ashok Bhushan and S Ab­dul Nazeer. Dha­van also ques­tioned the lo­cus of the Shia Cen­tral Waqf Board in the case. His com­ments came af­ter the Shia board told the bench that it was will­ing to do­nate one-third of the dis­puted land, which the Al­la­habad High Court had given to the Mus­lims, to the Hindu group for “peace, har­mony, unity and in­tegrity” in this great coun­try.

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