The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Nirvani Akhara to file a written note on the ‘Molding of Relief’. Nirvani Akhara has demanded the right to manage the idol worship at the disputed site in Ayodhya.
Jaideep Gupta, counsel for Nirvani Akhara, told the bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi that his party had made a mistake in understanding the time limit of 2 days for filing the written note on behalf of the Supreme Court. Akhare’s counsel sought permission from the court to file a written note citing the issues raised during the hearing.
The court asked the Nirvani arena to immediately file a note
Justice SA Bobde and Justice SA Nazir asked the Nirvani Akhara to file the note immediately. Here, both Nirmohi Akhara and Nirvani Akhara have demanded the right to manage the worship at the Ram birthplace.
Both Nirmohi and Nirvani Akhara want the right to worship
Nirmohi Akhara had filed a case in 1959. It sought the right to be an officer of Sebait. On the other hand, Nirvani Arena has made similar demands on behalf of Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board in 1961.
The note filed in the Supreme Court on behalf of the Nirvani Akhara said. We want to tell the court that none of the Hindus have demanded the right to become a priest. In this form our demand for the right to become a priest is undisputed. As a priest, we demand a temple at the disputed site.
Meaning of molding of relief
The Supreme Court exercises this right under Article 142 of the Constitution and Section 151 of the CPC (Civil Procedure Code). In particular, there is a provision for ‘molding of relief’ with the title suit decree of the property. In this, they decide that the property is sought by the petitioner from the court. If the court does not give it in its decision, what they can give to it as an alternative.
With Ayodhya, if the ownership of the land with over one claimant is received by one party, what the other parties will get in return, they have filed written notes through the Molding of Relief.
The decision on Ayodhya dispute secured
The Supreme Court reserved its verdict on 16 October, after a continuous hearing from 2 August in the Ayodhya dispute. The Constitution Bench will deliver a verdict on the matter within 23 days. Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who presides over the constitution bench, will retire on November 17. The court asked all parties to submit a written reply on the Molding of Relief in three days. They have already filed written notes in the court on behalf of Hindu and Muslim parties.
The Allahabad High Court had asked to divide the land into 3 parts.
In 2010, the Allahabad High Court had said that the 2.77-acre area of Ayodhya should be divided equally into three parts. One part was given to the Sunni Waqf Board, the other to the Nirmohi Arena and the third to Ramlala Virajaman. 14 petitions were filed in the Supreme Court against the High Court verdict.