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Points That Allahabad High Court Addressed In Ayodhya Title Suit

There were four major cases relating to the Ayodhya disputed site title suit. These cases in Allahabad High Court were related to several major points of dispute: whether the disputed structure was a mosque, who
PTI September 30, 2010 14:49 IST
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There were four major cases relating to the Ayodhya disputed site title suit. These cases in Allahabad High Court were related to several major points of dispute: whether the disputed structure was a mosque, who erected the mosque, was the case time-barred, and whether the site was really the birthplace of Lord Rama.

Case One : Bhagwan Shri Ram Virajman v Rajendra Singh Total points of dispute : 30. Some main points:  

1. Are petitioners no.1 and 2 legal entitites?

2. Is the suit filed by Petitioner no.3 as friends of petitioners no.1 and 2 legally tenable?

3.  Were idols placed under the main dome of the disputed structure(now demolished) on the morning of December 23, 1949? Were the idols later kept on the chabutara under the umbrella?

4.  Were the idols placed on the disputed site on or after December 6, 1992 in violation of court orders?

5.  Is the disputed structure a mosque known as Babri Masjid? Can it be termed a mosque?

6.   Is the case time-barred?

7. Was the disputed structure known as Babri Masjid erected after demolishing a temple at Janmasthan?

8.Was the Muslim community offering namaaz in the disputed structure from 1528 AD till December 22, 1749?

9. Is the disputed site the birthplace of Lord Rama as per traditions and belief? If so, the consequence thereof?

10.Was prayer being offered at the disputed site since time immemorial?

Case Two : Gopal Singh Visharad v Zahoor Ahmed Total points of dispute (including sub-points) 17. Some main points:  

1.  Is the disputed property the birthplace of Shri Ramchandraji?

2. Were the idol and Charan Paduka  of Bhagwan Ramchandraji formally installed at the disputed site?

3.Has the petitioner the right to perform puja of the idol and Charan Paduka?

4. Has the petitioner the right to ‘darshan' at the disputed site?

5. Is the disputed property a mosque erected by Emperor Babur in 1528 AD?

6.  Is the Muslim community in possession of the disputed site since 1528 AD?

7.  Is the case time-barred?

Case Three Nirmohi Akhara v Babu Priya Dutt Ram and others.  Points of dispute : 17. Some main points:  

1. Is there a Janmabhoomi temple with idols installed at the disputed site?

2.  Does the disputed property belong to the petitioner?

3.  Does the petitioner have the right to manage the temple in accordance with the right to possession for 12 years?

4. Is the disputed property a mosque known as Babri Masjid because it was constructed by Emperor Babur?

5.Did Emperor Babur gave it as waqf to Muslim community?

6.  Is the case time-barred?

Case Four Sunni Central Waqf Board v Gopal Singh Visharad and others. Total points of dispute : 26 (including sub-points). Some main points: 

1.  Is the disputed building shown by petitioner in the map a mosque? If yes (a) who built it, Babur or Mir Baqi? (b) Was the disputed building built after demolishing a temple?

2.  Was the disputed building used by Muslim community for a long period to offer prayer, if so, its consequence?

3.   Was the petitioner in possession of the building till 1949 when he was deprived of it?

4.  Were the Hindus been offering prayers to Bhagwan Rama for a long time at the disputed site?

5.  Is the Waqf Board's claim time-barred?

6.Does the petitioner represents Muslims and the defendant Hindus?

7.  Is the disputed site the birthplace of Shri Ramchandra?

8.Were the idols and other articles kept inside the building on the night of December 23, 1949?

9. Has the Hindu community been worshipping the disputed site as Ramjanmabhoomi/Ramjanmasthan since time immemorial? If so, the consequence.

10.   Are the Hindus aware that the disputed site has been in possession of Muslims since 1528 AD?

11.  According to Islamic scriptures, can the structure without minarets be termed a mosque?

12.  Can the disputed structure be not termed a mosque because of presence of Hindu gods and goddesses on its pillars?

13.  Can the dispute structure, even after demolition, be termed a mosque?

14.  Can the Muslim community, after demolition of the structure, use the open space as mosque?

15.  Were the Ram Chabutara, Bhandar and Sita Rasoi demolished along with the disputed structure on December 6, 1992?