Thursday, September 30, 2010
Ayodhya Judgement - Justice Derailed!
By Manuwant Choudhary
60 years to give a verdict over a 2.7 acre plot of land and the judgement is to divide the land between Hindus, Muslims and a Hindu Akhara giving them one- third each...but the petitition before the court was not to partition the land but to claim ownership so this current judgement goes beyond jurisdiction.
The Hindus, Muslims and the Akhara are not brothers and sisters embroiled in an ancestral land dispute that the courts can divide it.
The courts decision is highly controversial especially since it says the Babri Masjid is not a mosque because Muslims did not offer prayers there and that the spot where the idols are kept is actually the spot where Ram was born!
It just shows that the courts want to assuage political and religious feelings in their desire to wriggle out of a tough situation.
What the courts could have honestly admitted that the lands title is not clear hence we cannot give it to any of the petitioners and it could be given for a public purpose like a hospital.
If you want to make everyone happy, you will make no one happy and I think this is what will happen ultimately.
Oscar Wilde said, "If you see two sides of a coin, you see nothing."
Tomorrows newspapers will ofcourse be all praise for the judges but one more time the Indian judiciaray fails its people.
The Waqf Board has already stated that it will appeal to the Supreme Court.