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SC Stays Gujarat HC Order to Rebuild Mosques Destroyed in Riots

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today set aside the Gujarat High Court order in connection with the re-building of many mosques allegedly destroyed during the State’s 2002 riots.

A Bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice (CJI) Dipak Misra, and also comprising Justice Prafulla Chandra Pant and Justice DY Chandrachud, passed the order after hearing in detail the arguments from various parties, the Gujarat State government and others.

The Top Court was hearing a petition filed by the Gujarat Government challenging a 2012 State High Court order directing it to compensate for the damages caused to many religious structures during the 2002 riots for the failure of law and order machinery.

The apex court today allowed the appeal filed by the Gujarat State Government against the State High Court’s order for compensation to shrines damaged during the 2002 riots.