Gist of Judgements:
Brief Summary of Judgement by Justice Sharma:
From pg. 18:
"Bhagwan Sri Rama Virajman & Ors. Vs. Sri Rajendra Singh & Ors.
The instant suit was filed on behalf of the deities and Sri
Ram Janm Bhumi through the next friend, praying that the
defendants be restrained not to interfere in the construction of the
temple of plaintiff nos. 1 and 2 on the ground that the deities are
perpetual minors and against them Limitation Laws do not run.
This Court is of the view that place of birth that is Ram Janm
Bhumi is a juristic person. The deity also attained the divinity like
Agni, Vayu, Kedarnath. Asthan is personified as the spirit of
divine worshipped as the birth place of Ram Lala or Lord Ram as
a child . Spirit of divine ever remains present every where at all
times for any one to invoke at any shape or form in accordance
with his own aspirations and it can be shapeless and formless also.
Case has been decided on the basis of decision of Hon'ble the Apex
Court specially the law as laid down in 1999(5) SCC page 50,
Ram Janki Deity Vs. State of Bihar, Gokul Nath Ji Mahraj Vs.
Nathji Bhogilal AIR 1953 Allahabad 552, AIR 1967 Supreme
Court 1044 Bishwanath and another Vs. Shri Thakur
Radhabhallabhji and others & other decisions of Privy Council."
(I find this appalling. The suit has been filed on behalf of a deity and accepted by a court of law and the judgement is based on the judge's beliefs. Further, the judge has given his ruling based on the ASI's report of an earlier structure. This report has been contested by historians. Elsewhere the judge goes on to accept and mention beliefs of Hindus in general, while finding technical snags in the Waqf board's suit.
As rationalists, we should be concerned about the faith part, but as a minority group ourselves, also about the rights of minorities as the only thing that protects their lives and property is the rule of law.)
Justice Sharma's interview to a television channel: