Senior SC lawyer Rajeev Dhavan to appear in Ayodhya case

Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, who recently gave up court practice in wake of his courtroom spat with Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, has reconsidered his decision on the request of his client to appear in the Supreme Court in the Ram Janamabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.

Seventy-four-year-old Dhavan had on December 11 called it quits after what he described as a ‘humiliating end’ to the Delhi government-Centre dispute case following heated exchanges between him and the CJI.

Advocate Ejaz Maqbool, who is representing some of the Muslim bodies in the Ayodhya land dispute case, said that they had urged Dhavan to represent them in the matter and the senior counsel has accepted the request.

He said that before Dhavan announced that he had given up court practice, the senior lawyer was appearing for them in the Ayodhya dispute case.

“We requested him (Dhavan) to make an exception for the Babri Masjid case and he has accepted our request and he will continue to appear for us in the Babri Masjid case,” Maqbool said in a letter sent to the media.

“He (Dhavan) will be writing a letter to the Chief Justice of India that he will continue to appear in his pending matters,” he said.

Dhavan had earlier addressed a letter to the CJI saying he had decided to give up court practice.