Ayodhya Judgement, Far From Right – Published in India Tomorrow

In 1857, the US Supreme Court decided in Dred Scott v. Sandford, that the Constitution of the United States was not meant to include American citizenship for black people, and therefore the rights and privileges it confers upon American citizens could not apply to them. It was wrong proposition but binding on the US citizens […]

Ayodhya verdict: A case closed, wound open – Published in The Mumbai Mirror

The Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title case was a long pending legal dispute between two  communities who are the residents of Ayodhya. In 1949 about 100 Hindus placed idols inside the Mosque at a time when Namaz used to be offered by Muslims. Pursuant to this, a dispute arose over time and it became a matter […]

Every final judgment may not necessarily be right and just – Published in the Hindustan Times

The judgment delivered by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid civil dispute in Ayodhya has given finality to the dispute over 1480 sq yds of land. This small tract of land where the Babri mosque once stood came to be believed to be the birthplace of Lord Ram. This finality […]