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SC dismisses Plea To Preserve Ram Janmabhoomi Artefacts, Imposes Rs 1 Lakh Fine On Petitioner

Lawstreet Journal 22 Jul 2020 8:52pm

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On Monday, 20th July 2020, the Supreme Court imposed a fine of Rs. 1 lakh on each of the petitioners while dismissing two PILs seeking protection and preservation of ancient remains and objects found while digging the land around Lord Ram's birthplace in Ayodhya during the temple's construction.

Miffed with the plea, the 3-judge Bench, comprising Justices Arun Mishra, BR Gavai, and Krishna Murari, viewed it as an attempt to stall the implementation of the Ayodhya land dispute verdict and consequently deemed it frivolous.

Senior advocate Menaka Guruswamy, on behalf of the petitioners, tried to argue that their prayer was solely to ensure that the Indian Archaeological Survey (ASI) could oversee the Powerleveling and digging at the site and seize any objects and antiques that could be found. Nevertheless, under Article 32 of the Constitution, Justice Mishra intervened to ask how such a petition had been brought before the Court.

Going on to dismiss the petition, Justice Mishra pulled up the petitioners and stated "stop filing such frivolous petitions! What do you mean by this? Are you saying that there is no Rule of Law and the Judgement of the Court (Ayodhya Verdict) will not be followed by anyone and no one will take action?"

After being advised to impose penalties for filing this appeal by the Solicitor General, Justice Mishra went on to impose penalties of Rs. 1 lakh on each petitioner, which must be deposited within a span of one month.

For this request for ASI, the petitioners, scholars, and researchers of ancient… Continue Reading...

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