Outgoing Chief Justice SA Bobde needed Shah Rukh Khan to mediate the Ayodhya temple-mosque dispute and the actor had even agreed, nevertheless it didn’t work out. The anecdote got here up throughout a digital farewell for Justice Bobde right now.
Vikas Singh, the president of the Supreme Court Bar Association, dropped the nugget throughout his tribute to Justice Bobde.
“Justice Bobde asked me whether Shah Rukh Khan was willing to mediate in the Ayodhya dispute. I spoke with SRK and he was happy to be in the mediation but unfortunately, mediation did not work,” Mr Singh stated, as Justice Bobde listened.
The three members on the Supreme Court-appointed mediation panel have been former high court docket decide FMI Kalifulla, religious guru Sri Sri Ravishankar and senior lawyer Sriram Panchu.
The mediation panel, tasked with “healing hearts and minds”, held a number of rounds of talks however didn’t provide you with an answer. Then Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi then determined that the case could be heard by the Supreme Court.
In 2019, the Supreme Court handed over the location in Ayodhya, claimed by each Hindus and Muslims for many years, for the constructing of a Ram temple and ordered that Muslims be given various land for a mosque.
In his tribute, Vikas Singh additionally referred to Chief Justice Bobde’s ardour for bikes, notably a Harley Davidson he owned.
“I wanted to sell my Harley Davidson bike. The CJI said why are you selling it? Send it to me. I told him it is heavy but CJI replied he has been riding bikes since his childhood. Because of the bike the Chief Justice got himself fractured,” Mr Singh shared.
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