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CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTSAn Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability$
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A. G. Noorani

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195678291

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.001.0001

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The Supreme Court's Judgment on The Ayodhya Act, 1993 1

The Supreme Court's Judgment on The Ayodhya Act, 1993 1

(p.66) 9 The Supreme Court's Judgment on The Ayodhya Act, 19931

A.G. Noorani

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This chapter analyzes the Supreme Court's unanimous refusal to accept the president's reference to the court for an advisory opinion on the Ayodhya question and its majority decision to uphold the Act by which the government acquired all the land in the disputed area. The government was to ensure that the status quo is maintained till the courts gave its opinion on the matter.

Keywords:   president's reference, Supreme Court, majority decision, advisory opinion

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