Senior counsel C S Vaidyanathan, appearing for the deity, told a five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi that the Sunni Wakf Board and others on the mosque side had disputed recovery of the slab but had not questioned its authenticity.
Azad, according to party spokesperson Abdul Rashid Choudhary, was to attend a function organized by the party as part of country wide celebrations in connection with 75th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajeev Gandhi.
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Rajiv Gandhi 75th birth anniversary: Manmohan Singh said the former PM had an illustrious career and had set the direction for India to enter the new millennium with a progressive, modern and scientific outlook.
The bench was hearing an application filed by some residents affected by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)'s demolition drive. The litigants said the civic body was refusing to compensate them towards rent for an alternative place of residence.
The court on August 17 had convicted the eight persons in the civil court bomb blast and acquitted former JD(U) MLA Narendra Kumar Pandey alias Sunil Pandey along with two others -- Sanjay Sonar and Vijay Sharma -- for lack of evidence.