Ayodhya case

Supreme Court on trial

Print edition : January 05, 2018

The Babri Masjid, hours before its demolition by kar sevaks on December 6, 1992. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Ayodhya, December 9, 1992: The makeshift temple where the Babri Masjid once stood. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Mohammad Shami, whose brother, Fateh Mohammad, was killed by a marauding mob of kar sevaks the day after the demolition in Ayodhya. Here seen with his wife, Amina, on December 8 outside the concrete house in which they took refuge and saved their lives. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt

Kapil Sibal, counsel for the appellants in the Ayodhya case. Photo: KAMAL KISHORE/PTI

Wasim Rizvi, head of the Shia Central Waqf Board and one of the petitioners in the case, speaking to the media after the hearing on December 5. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

Mahant Dharam Das of the Ayodhya-based Nirvani Ani Akhara, who is one of the petitioners, after the hearing. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

The Supreme Court should consider seriously whether it should proceed with the appeals on the Ayodhya case at all after quashing the partitioning judgment of the Allahabad High Court, rejecting decisively its view that faith prevails over the law and that any object worshipped becomes an object of legal protection.

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