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Ayodhya land dispute: Want to return extra land to owners, Centre tells SC

The Centre's application claimed that only 0.313 acre of land was disputed


A view of Ramlila Maidan during Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s (VHP) event ‘Dharma Sabha’, in which thousands of people gathered to press for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya in New Delhi on Sunday | Photo-Dalip Kumar

Archis MohanPTI New Delhi
With Lok Sabha elections some months away and Sangh Parivar outfits demanding an early construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, the Narendra Modi government on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court (SC) to allow it to return the "non-disputed" surplus land acquired around the disputed structure to a Hindu trust and other original owners. 

The move, if the SC were to agree, could pave the way for some construction, if only on the peripheries, of the disputed site by Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) and other Sangh Parivar affiliates in the run-up to the polls.  In its 33-page application, the Centre

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First Published: Jan 29 2019 | 9:13 PM IST

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