Lucknow, October 16: With the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case currently being heard for the last time in Supreme Court on Wednesday, reports are arriving that Uttar Pradesh state government had issued an order that no leaves will be granted to the officers in the field till November 30. Also, the direction states that all the officers in the field have to be present at their offices till November 30. Though the reason mentioned by the state government are upcoming festivals, specific details are yet to be out.
Making the order clear for the officers of the state government, the notice by Additional Chief Secretary Mukul Singhal says, "In the view of upcoming festivals, etc., no leaves will be granted till November 30 to the officers in the field. All officers in the field directed to be present at their offices till November 30." Ayodhya Case Hearing, Day 40: Sunni Waqf Board Likely to Withdraw Suit After UP Govt Recommends CBI Inquiry Against Zafar Ahmed Farooqui.
Here's the ANI tweet:
Uttar Pradesh Government: In the view of upcoming festivals, no leaves will be granted till 30th November to the officers in field. All officers in field directed to be present at their offices till 30th November. pic.twitter.com/cPejE3WMG6
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 16, 2019
Earlier in the day, while hearing the arguments from both the sides, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi dismissed the intervention application filed by the Hindu Maha Sabha in the apex court seeking more time for arguments. He said, "By 5 pm this matter is going to be over. Enough is enough."
Meanwhile, speculations gained momentum that the Sunni Waqf Board is most likely to withdraw the suit in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case from Supreme Court. Reports say that this development arrived after the Uttar Pradesh government had recommended a CBI inquiry against Zafar Ahmed Farooqui, the chairman of Sunni Waqf Board.
It is to be known that the five-judge bench Constitution bench -- headed by CJI Justice Gogoi -- is hearing appeals challenging the 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict, which ordered equal division of the 2.77-acre of disputed land in Ayodhya among the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and the Ram Lalla.