Delhi High Court stops construction work within premises

New Delhi, Dec 27 : The Delhi High Court Friday ordered a stop to the ongoing construction work in connection with the renovation of the purported Sher Shah Suri mosque located within its premises.

"Status quo be maintained till the high court's Building Maintenance and Construction Committee holds its next meeting to discuss the issue," said Justice Pradeep Nandrajog.

The court was hearing plea of a group of lawyers seeking the court's intervention on the disputed site, used by Muslim lawyers and litigants for offering prayers.

The lawyers told court that the police failed to control the mob protesting against the ongoing construction. From last few days, some members of the other community were protesting against the work.

The court appointed a nodal officer and asked him to monitor the issue and to submit a compliance report. Police has been asked to maintain law and order within the court complex.

--IANS (Posted on 27-12-2013)

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