“A verdict that does not stand with the spirit of the Constitution is more dangerous than the relief it offers. The verdict of the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court on Ayodhya, is one such verdict. It has divided a sensitive portion of the soil of secular India on communal line besides being careless about two articles of the Constitution – Article 49 and 51 A – that are such unavoidably essential for survival of India that the constitution-makers have not thought of making them enforceable by any court just as breathe taking is not made enforceable by any court”.
Thus how on October 13, 2010 Sri Subhas Chandra Pattanayak had begun his views on Allahabad High Court’s Lucknow bench verdict on Ayodhya under the caption: Ayodhya Verdict Needs Nullification.
We, in orissamatters.com are most happy that the Supreme Court has put a stay on implementation of the High Court Orders, as division of the disputed land on communal lines is uncalled for and apparently untenable.
We hold, it will be better for India if the Supreme Court stay becomes a beginning towards the views expressed by Sri Pattanayak in his 2010 animadversion linked above.