Lucknow HC dismisses plea seeking permission to offer Namaz at Ram Janmabhoomi site

The Lucknow High Court has outright dismissed a plea seeking permission to offer Namaz at the Ram Janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya. The petitioners had argued that since one third of the land was alloted to Muslims in the 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict, Muslims should be allowed to offer prayers their just as Hindus are.

But Instead of giving any importance to the plea, Lucknow High Court did not only dismissed the plea but also imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on the petitioners for wasting Court’s time and attempting to create unrest.

The Court cited 1993 Supreme Court verdict on the disputed site’s status quo and asserted that 67 acres of the disputed land was acquired by the government.

The petition was filed by Raebareli based Al Rahman Trust, which works for the promotion of Islam. The Court stated the plea to be nothing more than a publicity stunt and strictly instructed the DM of Ayodhya to recover the amount of fine from the petitioners.