Status quo on Ayodhya verdict extended till May 31 by HC

Lucknow, Feb 9 (PTI) The Allahabad High Court todayextended till May 31 the status quo on the implementation onits September 30 order on the Ayodhya title suits.

While extending the status quo, a special Lucknow fullbench of the court comprising justices S U Khan, SudhirAgarwal and V K Dixit reserved its order on three reviewpetitions filed by local lawyer M Ismail Farooqui.

Farooqui had moved petitions seeking review in thejudgement on the suits of Rajendra Singh, Nirmohi Akhara andBhagwan Ram Lala Virajman.

The court had earlier extended the status quo tillFebruary 15.

In its September 30 order, the court had providedthree months time for filing the appeal while directing thatthe judgement shall not be operative for three months fromthat date.

The court had ruled by a majority verdict that thedisputed land in Ayodhya be divided equally into three partsamong Hindus and Muslims and that the place where themakeshift temple of Lord Ram exists belongs to Hindus.

The next sitting of the full bench will take place onApril 28.

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