Ayodhya petitioner not set up-Lawyer

We need more people who do not have a direct interest in the title suit coming up to fight the case out in the Supreme Court since the general misconception that my client has been set up should go at once. Prashanth Chandra, senior counsel who was representing Ramesh Chandra Tripathi at both the High Court and the Supreme Court told rediff.com.

The verdict was much needed in public interest and we are hopeful that we will be able to convince the court that the matter should be settled out of court. This is a national issue and cannot be decided by two parties alone.

There is a lot being said about my client Ramesh Chandra Tripathi and the fact that he has been set up by someone to intentionally delay the verdict. This is not at all true and the fact is that he had given up following the High Court verdict which refused to defer the judgment. Why is that we people joined hands pooled in money and sent him to Delhi in the first place. He did not even have the money to purchase a train ticket leave alone file a Special Leave Petition before the Supreme Court of India.

It is not sufficient if just one Tripathi fights this case out. We would like to call on a lot of people to come forward and argue before the Supreme Court and convince the highest court of the land that the matter is extremely sensitive by nature and needs to be settled amicably at any cost.

Our line of argument before the Supreme Court will not change and we would be seeking the intervention of dispassionate people to come forward and settle this issue. I understand that the two parties who are battling the title suit are not interested in a compromise and it is obvious since they will have their own individual grounds. But what needs to be seen here is larger national interest and a verdict of this nature will only wreck the common man.

Author: Vicky Nanjappa

just a reporter

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