Never asked Sibal to get Ayodhya case postponed: Sunni Board

Kapil Sibal

Kapil Sibal

"By seeking deferment of the Ayodhya case until after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Kapil Sibal has politicised the legal dispute".

A day after lawyer Kapil Sibal, who is representing the Sunni Waqf Board in the Ayodhya dispute, said that the hearing in the matter should beheld after the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi questioned the logic behind the argument.

On Wednesday, the hearing in the disputed matter turned into a political slugfest with lawyers for Muslim appellants, including senior counsel Kapil Sibal, questioning the "hurry" to hear the matter now and demanding that it be referred to a Constitution Bench and the hearing be put off till July 2019.

Even BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra has reacted.

Sunni Waqf Board member Haji Mehboob said that Kapil Sibal argued the case in the apex court as a Congress leader and not on behalf of the board. "Please hear the matter keeping in mind the ramifications". He said these appeals are not ordinary property disputes as they "go to the heart of secular fabric of the country".

To this, the bench retorted: "You say it should not be heard ever only because it was not heard in last seven years".

Following the Sibal's statement, Congress distanced itself from the leader's stand, saying that it is his personal opinion.

Additional solicitor general (ASG) Tushar Mehta, appearing for Uttar Pradesh Government, and senior advocate C S Vaidyanathan, representing the deity, Ram Lalla Virajman, opposed the contention and said the pleadings were complete and the requisite documents have been filed and supplied.

"Everybody was saying that if we take a stand against it, we will face a backlash in the UP elections, but we took a stand and the Supreme Court asked us to form a law in six months", he said. This, he said, would also bring down the money spent on conducting elections.

Addressing the media in Ahmedabad, Shah said Rahul was visiting temples in Gujarat, while on the other hand Sibal wanted to delay the Ram Janmbhoomi case.

On the demand for hearing by a larger bench, Mr.

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