The youngest son of Farooq Ahmad, the oldest litigant in Babri Masjid case who died on Wednesday, will now replace his father in the Supreme Court along with six other litigants in the case.
“Mohammad Umar, the youngest son of Farooq Ahmad — the oldest litigant in Babri mosque case who died on Wednesday at the age of 100 years — will inherit his father’s legal hierarchy in the case,” Uttar Pradesh’s Additional Advocate General and convenor of Babri Masjid Action Committee Zafaryab Jilani said.
Confirming the move, Umar said, “I will fight the Babri Masjid case from now onwards.” Umar (45) will replace his father in the case as one of the main seven litigants from Muslim side.
The other six main litigants in this case are Ashhad Rashidi, Hashim Ansari, Maulana Mahfuz Ur Rahman, Haji Misbah Uddin, Mufti Hasbullah and the Sunni Central Waqf Board. Umar’s grandfather, Mohammad Zahur, was one of the original complainants regarding the placing of the idols of Lord Rama in Babri Masjid in December 1949.
(With PTI inputs)