Govt has no stand on Ayodhya: Moily

Written by: Samyuktha
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Veerappa Moily
Mumbai, Oct 11: Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily has assured the country that the Centre has no leaning towards any of the parties or issues involved in the Ayodhya land dispute by stating that the Government has no stand regarding the effort of settlement between the involved parties.

In response to a question on if the Government supports proposal of settlement, the Law Minister said, "The Government has no stand on this."

"The Central Government was only a statutory custodian of the property (disputed site of Babri masjid). It was a title suit... the Government of India was not a party to it," he added, asserting that the decision is left to the parties.

Speaking on the same lines when asked what would be the Centre's stand if the suit reaches the Supreme Court, Moily answered, "its a hypothetical question and I can't predict what will happen."

These statements come in the wake of a very good possibility of the parties involved in the Ayodhya Ram Temple-Babri Masjid land suit moving the Supreme Court to challenge the Sep 30 verdict of Allahabad High Court.

Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board as well as the Nirmohi Akhara have expressed their intentions of moving the apex court. Besides this, All India Muslim Personal Board and Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha are also gearing up to move the SC.

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