New Delhi: It’s still not clear whether senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan will lead the Muslim parties, as he did during the 40-day hearing, in their review petition against the November 9 Supreme Court verdict in the Ayodhya title dispute.
Dhavan on Tuesday morning had gone public, through a Facebook post, on his sacking by Arshad Madani-led faction of the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind.
On the other hand, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) confirmed that he would lead the charge in the review against the apex court verdict. In the backdrop of this rift within Muslim parties on engaging senior advocates, Dhavan said, “They should unite. I will not take part in the differences.”
Madani told IANS that there was a misunderstanding and it had been removed. “He was with us and he will remain with us”, said Madani.
Despite several attempts, Dhavan was not available to comment on whether he will represent Jamiat. The senior advocate has been associated with the Ayodhya title dispute since 1993.
Dhavan had played a leading role in strategizing the course of arguments during the daily hearing before a five-judge Bench, headed by then Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. (IANS)