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The Supreme Court's Judgment on The Ayodhya Act, 1993<sup>1</sup>

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780195678291
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080588 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0075
The Supreme Court's Judgment on The Ayodhya Act, 19931

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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

Chapter.  3789 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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