Though the Bench also dismissed the IA filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, it agreed to revive his writ petition seeking his fundamental right to pray at Ayodhya for posting before the appropriate Bench
Supreme Court bench hearing the Ayodhya Case on Wednesday dismissed all third party intervention applications in the Ramjanmabhumi- Babri Masjid land dispute case.
The Bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Ashok Bhushan and Abdul Nazeer has also directed the registry not to entertain any intervention applications in the matter.
"we are of the considered opinion that these interlocutory applications do not merit any consideration and they are accordingly rejected. We further direct the Registry not to entertain any interlocutory applications for intervention/ impleadment/ for filing any book or additional documents/ for seeking permission to give assistance in these appeals from any third party. Needless to say, if the parties to the present appeals file them, the Registry shall accept and place the same before the Court".
The Counsel for the parties and ASG Tushar Mehta submitted that intervention by third parties in a civil suit shall not be allowed.
"It is submitted by Mr. Subramanium Swamy, the applicant-in-person that he had preferred a writ petition being and withdrawn the same to file an application for intervention. It is further submitted by him that the Court after hearing the matter, had vide order dated 23.12.2016 permitted him to convert the writ petition to an application for intervention. As we are not inclined to permit the intervention application, the writ petition filed by the applicant shall stand revived and it shall be dealt with by the appropriate Bench in accordance with law. The interlocutory applications are accordingly disposed of".