Rajeev Dhavan, Advocate For Sunni Waqf Board and Other Muslim Parties, Sacked From Ayodhya-Babri Case
Advocate Rajeev Dhavan. (Photo Credits: ANI)

New Delhi, December 3: Advocate Rajeev Dhavan, who appeared for the Sunni Waqf Board and other Muslim parties in Ayodhya case, has been sacked from the Babri case by advocate-on-record Ejaz Maqbool who was representing Jamiat. Advocate Rajeev Dhavan wrote on Facebook and shared the development. Advocate Dhawan said that he has sent a formal letter and accepted his 'sacking' without raising any objections. Ayodhya Verdict: Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind Files Review Petition in Supreme Court Against November 9 Judgment.

Rajeev Dhavan wrote on Facebook that, "Just been sacked from Babri case by advocate-on-record Ejaz Maqbool who was representing Jamiat. Have sent formal letter accepting the 'sacking' without demur." Ayodhya Verdict: Full Text of Supreme Court Judgment in Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi Title Dispute.

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Dhavan added that the reason mentioned for his sacking is total nonsense. "I have been informed that Mr Madani has indicated that I was removed from the case because I was unwell. This is total nonsense. He has a right to instruct his lawyer AOR Ejaz Maqbool to sack me which he did on instructions. But the reason being floated is malicious and untrue."

However, Advocate-on-record Ejaz Maqbool, speaking to news agency ANI, refuted the reports and said that "It is wrong to say that Mr Rajeev Dhawan was removed from case (Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind review petition in Ayodhya case) because of his illness. Issue is that my client (Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind) wanted to file the review petition yesterday itself. It was to be settled by Mr Rajeev Dhawan. I could not give his name in the petition because he was not available. It is not a big issue(sic)."

Meanwhile, a review petition in the Supreme Court challenging the top court's November 9 Ayodhya verdict was filed by the Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind. In its November 9 landmark verdict, the Supreme Court ruled in favour of Hindu side in Ayodhya title dispute, clearing decks for the construction of a Ram temple. The All India Muslim Personal Law Board and other Muslim sides, said that they will file review petition before December 9.