The apex court, however, in January this year transferred the main matter to the various high courts to ensure compliance of its direction to prevent encroachments of public space by religious structures and to deal with any other development connected with it.
Swaraj was the keynote speaker at a banquet at the City Hall here marking the 125th anniversary of the day when on June 7, 1893, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, a young lawyer then, was thrown off a train compartment reserved for whites only.
Known to her supporters as the "Mother of the Nation," Winnie Mandela played a prominent role in the battle to end white supremacy in South Africa. Her name, however, was also often linked with violence and corruption.
"The legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela is that they were exemplars of fundamental belief that drivers of conflict are all amenable to non-violent solutions. A belief that underpins activities of UN," Akbaruddin said.
When free and fair elections were held in 1994, Nelson Mandela became president with an overwhelming majority support. He was to retire in 1999, although he continued to be an active part of South African public and moral life.