SC quashes stay plea; gives green signal to Ayodhya verdict on Sept 30

The supreme court of India today quashed a deferment plea of 60-year old pending Ayodhya-Babri Masjid dispute, clearing off the way of Allahabad High Court which is now to rule its verdict on September 30. “The high court will give its final verdict on September 30 at 3.30 pm,” a high court official quoted as saying to reporters in Uttar Pradesh, India.

The High Court in Allahabad was to have given its verdict last week but it was deferred by India’s top court, saying the court wants to sustain more time to Hindu and Muslim to resolve the issue in a cordial way. The High Court will unearth the mystery of land-ownership of the disputed site, where 16th century old mosque was demolished by Hindu fanatics in 1992; sparking off the nationwide Hindu Muslim riot which claimed 2,000 lives.

This was the second most gruesome riot between two communities after India’s partition in 1947.