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Wording the WorldVeena Das and Scenes of Inheritance$
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Roma Chatterji

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823261857

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823261857.001.0001

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The Ayodhya Dispute

The Ayodhya Dispute

Law’s Imagination and the Functions of the Status Quo

(p.273) Fifteen The Ayodhya Dispute
Wording the World

Deepak Mehta

Fordham University Press

This chapter analyses the Babri Masjid-Ramjanmabhumi controversy by focusing on the legal and administrative literature through which the Ayodhya dispute acquires a life in law. The law in relation to the dispute is concerned more with the restoration of the status quo, and less with issues related to justice, restitution and rehabilitation. The status quo becomes a title of legitimation open to occupation from all sides so much so that specific legal and administrative strategies are no longer be possible without it.

Keywords:   Ayodhya dispute, Status quo, Restitution, Legal strategies

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