Ayodhya- of triumphs and travesties !

  1. Deity rights : The Indian law distinguishes between God, deity and idol. I get the distinction between the later 2, but I am unable to see how God is not a recognised entity but a deity is a legal entity with its own rights. Doesn’t the construct of deity flow from the overarching concept of God ? The whole idea of deity having rights is absurd when the construct of God is not recognised in law. What is more absurd is that a deity is a perpetual Minor. (You wouldn’t say that if you saw those gigantic statues that our dotting our landscape, would you?They are far from Minor ;-))Since deity is a minor, a Trust becomes a “next friend”who will execute the will of the deity. I thought about it so much but I can’t seem to find a way to understand this. Apparently, the closest parallel is a Limited Company. The Co. operates through its officials. Now a charter for a co. is clear but how can we assume that the charter of the deity is the construction of a temple. If we say the charter is worship of God, that can happen in many ways (yagnas as an example) and is not restricted to worship in a temple.
  1. Basis for settling the case: The SC is supposed to have treated this as a property dispute. As this video(How SC’s #AyodhyaVerdict settles a property dispute & goes …https://www.youtube.com › watch) explains, the SC has only taken into consideration the land rights and has negated the structure that has been on that land (the mosque). If that is so how can the same structure that has been negated and its associated attributes be used to settle continuity and exclusivity of use. If you have negated the existence of the structure on the land, the question of inner courtyard and outer courtyard does not exist. Isn’t it like saying the apartment which is built on the land is irrelevant but I will take the clubhouse that existed to determine usage patterns? Something doesn’t sit right there .

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