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Allahabad HC dismisses plea claiming ownership of land offered for Ayodhya mosque

The Allahabad High Court on Monday dismissed a petition filed towards the allotment of land in Ayodhya’s Dhannipur village for the development of a mosque, following the Supreme Court verdict within the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.

Two Delhi-based sisters had moved the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on February 3, claiming ownership of the five-acre land allotted to the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board for the mosque.

Appearing for the state, Additional Advocate General Ramesh Kumar Singh had opposed the plea, saying the plot numbers allotted for the mosque are totally different from these the petition is filed about.

On Monday, justices D Ok Upadhyay and Manish Kumar dismissed the plea after the petitioners’ lawyer, H G S Parihar, sought to withdraw it. The bench additionally expressed considerations with Parihar for submitting the petition in a cursory method with out ascertaining the info.

Rani Kapoor, alias Rani Baluja, and Rama Rani Punjabi had stated within the writ petition that their father Gyan Chandra Punjabi had come to India throughout partition in 1947 from Punjab and settled in Faizabad (now Ayodhya) district.

They claimed that their father was allotted 28-acre land in Dhannipur village by the Nazul Department for 5 years which he continued to own past that interval. Later, his title was included within the income data, the petitioners had stated.

However, his title was struck down from the data towards which their father filed an enchantment earlier than the Additional Commissioner, Ayodhya, which was allowed, they claimed.

The petitioners additional claimed that the consolidation officer once more eliminated their father’s title from the data throughout consolidation proceedings.

Against the order of the consolidation officer, an enchantment was most well-liked earlier than the Settlement Officer of Consolidation, Sadar, Ayodhya, however with out contemplating the stated petition, the authorities allotted five-acre of their 28-acre land to the Waqf Board for the setting up of mosque, they stated.

The petitioners demanded that the authorities be restrained from transferring the land to the Sunni Waqf Board until the pendency of dispute earlier than the settlement officer.

The state authorities has allotted five-acre land to the Sunni Waqf Board in Dhannipur village for building of a mosque in compliance with Supreme Court course within the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri mosque title go well with.

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