Rajeev Dhavan

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Rajeev Dhavan argued : “The notice was not sent to the registered office of the secretariat. It was not through anyone’s official email. It was sent through a lawyer. Therefore, the deputy speaker has proceeded to check its authenticity,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, June 27, 2022 9:18:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “We have already dismantled around 40% of the ship and all important parts have been taken out,” External link

Hindu Monday, April 12, 2021 1:56:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “We are agreeable to some of the prayers sought by petitioner before the High Court (Dammalapati Srinivas). First, we are agreeable that no coercive action will be taken against him. Secondly we are agreeable that court monitored probe should be there but it should be by the CBI, as we have earlier requested for the CBI probe but it didn't happen” External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, March 6, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan stated : “We are willing to assure the respondents that no coercive action will be taken. Let the investigation be monitored by court. Let it be investigated by the CBI… but let the investigation continue,” External link

thehindu Friday, March 5, 2021 3:58:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan stated : “We are willing to assure the respondents that no coercive action will be taken. Let the investigation be monitored by court. Let it be investigated by the CBI… but let the investigation continue,” External link

Hindu Friday, March 5, 2021 2:50:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan contended : "The alleged offender seems to have a political background. It does not matter how serious the offence is, we are not looking at the nature of the offence as far as bail is concerned. Bail, not jail is the rule," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “When Shylock’s case is going on, can we tell the Press not to talk about it?” External link

thehindu Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “When Shylock’s case is going on, can we tell the Press not to talk about it?” External link

Hindu Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "We want the Attorney General to assist this court in dealing with the questions given by us and the court had also framed some questions," External link

newindianexpress Friday, September 11, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “We want the Attorney General to assist this court in dealing with the questions given by us and the court had also framed some questions,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “This institution must have criticism and not just criticism but extreme criticism. Your shoulders are broad enough,” External link

newindianexpress Monday, August 31, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “This institution must have criticism and not just criticism but extreme criticism. Your shoulders are broad enough,” External link

newindianexpress Monday, August 31, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “This institution must have criticism and not just criticism but extreme criticism. Your shoulders are broad enough,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, August 30, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "If the Supreme Court is to tell him not to repeat it in future, what actually is he supposed to do, not criticise again, not speak out? He has always been critical of the SC. Can he be silenced? This kind of 'don't do it again' reprimand must not be done. He can at best be told to be responsible in his criticism. The SC never means to silence its critics. It is strong criticism which makes SC a strong institution" External link

timesofindia Wednesday, August 26, 2020 7:36:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said ( about Prashant Bhushan ) : “Do not make Bhushan a martyr by punishing him,” “If the SC punishes him, there will be a new controversy, with one group writing that he is a martyr and the other justifying the SC action. This court can survive only by listening to strong criticism. His criticism was strong but not scurrilous,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, August 26, 2020 7:36:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “Should he be reprimanded? If your Lordships tell him you should not do this again… he is entitled to ask, what is it that I should not do again,” “He is an officer of the court… You can tell him we may not be with you on many points… That will go out in a statesmanship-like way than telling someone we punish you… may be, caution the Bar to be a little restrained in the manner they criticise the court… based more on facts,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, August 26, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “Please don’t make him a martyr. After Babri Masjid was demolished, there were crowds to welcome Kalyan Singh. So don’t make him a martyr… We don’t want this controversy to continue… there will be another line of articles in the media that Bhushan is a martyr, and another set saying he must be punished,” “So not only should the case be closed, the controversy should also be closed, and that requires judicial statesmanship,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, August 26, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan argued : “an apology cannot be coerced. This was not scurrilous, this was a strong criticism of this court which is shared by several others in this country” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, August 25, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "If the Supreme Court is to tell him not to repeat it in future, what actually is he supposed to do, not criticise again, not speak out? He has always been critical of the SC. Can he be silenced? This kind of 'don't do it again' reprimand must not be done. He can at best be told to be responsible in his criticism. The SC never means to silence its critics. It is strong criticism which makes SC a strong institution" External link

timesofindia Tuesday, August 25, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said ( about Prashant Bhushan ) : “Do not make Bhushan a martyr by punishing him,” “If the SC punishes him, there will be a new controversy, with one group writing that he is a martyr and the other justifying the SC action. This court can survive only by listening to strong criticism. His criticism was strong but not scurrilous,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, August 25, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “I make two suggestions. The convicting judgement should be recalled and no sentence should be imposed. I am making a statement on my client's behalf,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, August 25, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “I make two suggestions. The convicting judgement should be recalled and no sentence should be imposed. I am making a statement on my client''s behalf,” External link

asianage Tuesday, August 25, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "the institution will collapse if it does not suffer criticism, if it does not suffer extreme criticism. This court can only survive on the basis of strong criticism" External link

Hindu Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan argued : "Do what again? Not to criticise the court? Never to express his bona fide opinion, even if truth is his defence. That will silence him forever... No, he will always be critical. One of the court's greatest critic was H.M. Seervai... If he was asked not to do it again, Seervai would say 'I would do it again'," External link

Hindu Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “I make two suggestions. The convicting judgement should be recalled and no sentence should be imposed. I am making a statement on my client's behalf,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, August 25, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said ( about Prashant Bhushan ) : "If SC punishes him the controversy will snowball into a bigger one - one group making Bhushan a martyr and the other saying he is rightly punished," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “In my view, people come to court for relief and justice,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “In my view, people come to court for relief and justice,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, August 25, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "I am not in support of this deferment. I just want to say, at the Bar, we take our Judges as they come, we don't go Bench hunting. It is immaterial if a judge is retiring," External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, August 21, 2020 11:53:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “All these cases are pro bono (work undertaken without charging fees). He has not received any advantage out of these,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "It will be severely criticised when it reaches academia," External link

timesofindia Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “We intend to file a review. It [judgment] suffers from great imbalances” External link

Hindu Monday, August 17, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan agreed : “Yes, High Court is a constitutional court,” External link

thehindu Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan agreed : “Yes, High Court is a constitutional court,” External link

Hindu Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : “The issue is important. But since there are cases pending before your lordship entangled with this matter, we will approach at a later stage,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said ( about Shanti Bhushan ) : “one question that was left open is whether the matter should go to Constitution Bench and the sealed cover that was handed over by Shanti Bhushan” External link

expressindia Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:25:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Here is a case where a state has been demoted to Union territories. This has never happened in the country before, If it was a case of security then at best it was a matter of Article 356 (President's Rule). In fact it is a case of glaring illegality," External link

business-standard Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Here is a case where a state has been demoted to Union territories. This has never happened in the country before, If it was a case of security then at best it was a matter of Article 356 (President's Rule). In fact it is a case of glaring illegality," External link

timesofindia Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan wrote ( about Jamiat Ulema ) : "Just been sacked from the Babri case by AOR Ejaz Maqbool who was representing the Jamiat. Have sent a formal letter accepting the 'sacking' without demur. No longer involved in the review or the case," External link

business-standard Friday, December 6, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan wrote : “Just been sacked from the Babri case by AOR (Advocate on Record) Ejaz Maqbool who was representing the Jamiat. Have sent formal letter accepting the ‘sacking’ without demur. No longer involved in the review or the case,” External link

expressindia Friday, December 6, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan wrote : "Just been sacked from the Babri case by AOR (Advocate on Record) Ejaz Maqbool who was representing the Jamiat. Have sent formal letter accepting the 'sacking' without demur. No longer involved in the review or the case," External link

business-standard Friday, December 6, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan wrote : "Just been sacked from the Babri case by AOR (Advocate on Record) Ejaz Maqbool who was representing the Jamiat. Have sent formal letter accepting the 'sacking' without demur. No longer involved in the review or the case," External link

newindianexpress Friday, December 6, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan announced ( about Jamiat Ulema ) : "Just been sacked from the Babri case by advocate-on-record Ejaz Maqbool, who was representing the Jamiat [Ulema-e-Hind]. Have sent formal letter accepting the sacking without demur. No longer involved in the review of the case," External link

yenisafak-en Wednesday, December 4, 2019 11:10:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : “All the while, I had argued for united Muslim litigants in the case. Once there is a division in the community (over filing of review petition), I do not want to side with one faction or the other. I want them to be united in fighting the case,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, December 4, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan wrote : “informing me that I have been ‘sacked’ from further involvement in the Babri case on behalf of his client” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, December 4, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “I would not have gone public had three canards — I was not sacked; I was so ill that I could not cope with the case; and third, I would not be able to meet the Monday deadline for filing of JuH’s review petition — were not spread in the media,” “The AoR called me when I was with my dentist and agreed that I have been sacked. Second, I was not ill. Third, in my entire career as a lawyer, I have never missed a deadline concerning a case. I was involved till the eleventh hour in finalising the draft of the review petition and, hence, decided to make public the facts behind the unsavoury episode. I have not created this controversy,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, December 4, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "I have been informed that Mr Madani has indicated that I was removed from the case because I was unwell" External link

outlookindia Wednesday, December 4, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "total nonsense. He has a right to instruct his lawyer Maqbool to sack me, which he did on instructions. But the reason being floated is malicious and untrue" External link

outlookindia Wednesday, December 4, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan added : “I have been informed that Mr. Madani has indicated that I was removed from the case because I was unwell. This is total nonsense. He has a right to instruct his lawyer AOR Ejaz Maqbool to sack me which he did on instructions. But the reason being floated is malicious and untrue,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : “I was removed. I worked with Mr. Maqbool {Ejaz Maqbool, the advocate on record for JuH) in his chamber for ten days. I created the structure [of the review petition]. That structure was shared with other Muslim parties. The review petition needed to be tweaked. They wanted to file [review petition] on Monday. I had an appointment with them that very Monday so that it could be filed on Monday. At 10.14 AM, I was with the dentist for a routine appointment [when] Mr. Maqbool told me that I was no longer involved with the case. I asked him ‘is this a sacking?.’ He said there is nothing I can do about it” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:15:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan added : “This is total nonsense. He has a right to instruct his lawyer... Ejaz Maqbool to sack me which he did on instructions. But the reason being floated is malicious and untrue,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:15:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan added : “I have been informed that Mr. Madani has indicated that I was removed from the case because I was unwell. This is total nonsense. He has a right to instruct his lawyer AOR Ejaz Maqbool to sack me which he did on instructions. But the reason being floated is malicious and untrue,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, December 3, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan announced ( about Jamiat Ulema ) : “Just been sacked from the Babri case by advocate-on-record Ejaz Maqbool, who was representing the Jamiat [Ulema-e-Hind]. Have sent formal letter accepting the sacking without demur. No longer involved in the review of the case,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, December 3, 2019 7:45:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan added ( about Arshad Madani ) : "I have been informed that Mr Madani has indicated that I was removed from the case because I was unwell. This is total nonsense. He has a right to instruct his lawyer AOR Ejaz Maqbool to sack me which he did on instructions. But the reason being floated is malicious and untrue," External link

business-standard Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "I have argued the case for all the Muslim parties in a united manner and would like the same way. The Muslim parties should sort out their differences first," External link

business-standard Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "If I am unwell, then how come I am appearing in courts in other cases," "I am committed to the cause and to the Muslim parties but making such a statement is completely wrong," External link

business-standard Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "As promised, I am responding to your call at 10.14 AM today when I was at the doctors, informing me that I have been sacked from further involvement in the Babri case on behalf of your client. We were in agreement that the correct term was 'sacked' and you explained you had no choice in the matter. With humility and respect and the norms of my profession, I accept the sacking without demur," External link

business-standard Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan announced ( about Jamiat Ulema ) : "Just been sacked from the Babri case by advocate-on-record Ejaz Maqbool, who was representing the Jamiat [Ulema-e-Hind]. Have sent formal letter accepting the sacking without demur. No longer involved in the review of the case," External link

haberler-en Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan wrote ( about Arshad Madani ) : "I have been informed Madani has indicated that I was removed from the case because I was unwell. This is total nonsense. He has a right to instruct his lawyer AOR Ejaz Maqbool to sack me which he did on instructions. But the reason being floated is malicious and untrue," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, December 3, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "I don't know what were their compulsions but they confirmed to me it was a sacking. Now they are saying that I was sick and unavailable, it is a lie," External link

business-standard Tuesday, December 3, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan wrote ( about Jamiat Ulema ) : "Just been sacked from the Babri case by AOR Ejaz Maqbool who was representing the Jamiat. Have sent formal letter accepting the 'sacking' without demur. No longer involved in the review or the case," External link

business-standard Tuesday, December 3, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan wrote ( about Arshad Madani ) : "I have been informed Madani has indicated that I was removed from the case because I was unwell. This is total nonsense. He has a right to instruct his lawyer AOR Ejaz Maqbool to sack me which he did on instructions. But the reason being floated is malicious and untrue," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:34:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “Just been sacked from the Babri case by AOR [advocate on record] Ejaz Maqbool who was representing the Jamiat. Have sent formal letter accepting the ‘sacking’ without demur. No longer involved in the review or the case,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan added ( about Arshad Madani ) : “I have been informed that Mr Madani has indicated that I was removed from the case because I was unwell. This is total nonsense. He has a right to instruct his lawyer AOR Ejaz Maqbool to sack me which he did on instructions. But the reason being floated is malicious and untrue,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : “I have argued the case for all the Muslim parties in a united manner and would like the same way. The Muslim parties should sort out their differences first,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “If I am unwell, then how come I am appearing in courts in other cases,” “I am committed to the cause and to the Muslim parties but making such statement is completely wrong,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said ( about Arvind Datar ) : “The CJI said I could shred the papers and I just followed the order. I take advice of Mr (Arvind) Datar in such matters and he told me it was a mandamus (a kind of writ or direction),” External link

india Tuesday, December 3, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said ( about Jamiat Ulema ) : “Just been sacked from the Babri case by AOR Ejaz Maqbool who was representing the Jamiat. Have sent formal letter accepting the ‘sacking’ without demur. No longer involved in the review or the case,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, December 3, 2019 7:13:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “Just been sacked from the Babri case by AOR [advocate on record] Ejaz Maqbool who was representing the Jamiat. Have sent formal letter accepting the ‘sacking’ without demur. No longer involved in the review or the case,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 3, 2019 7:12:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "This is television mischief. When I speak of Hindus, I am not speaking of Hindus generally ... When the word Hindu is used in its context, it means the 'Sangh Parivar' in relation to Babri Masjid ... I am speaking of those sections of Sangh Parivar, who are dedicated to violence and lynching, destroying mosques and killing people," External link

business-standard Thursday, November 28, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "This is television mischief. When I speak of Hindus, I am not speaking of Hindus generally... When the word Hindu is used in its context it means the 'Sangh Parivar' in relation to Babri Masjid... I'm speaking of those sections of 'Sangh Parivar' who are dedicated to violence and lynching, destroying mosques and killing people," External link

business-standard Thursday, November 28, 2019 6:33:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : “alike used to worship in the mosque-temple” External link

asianage Saturday, November 9, 2019 7:08:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan asked : “Even the Hindus were conquerors. There were thousands of conquests in history... How are they different from the conquests of Muslims?” External link

Hindu Saturday, November 9, 2019 6:49:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan asked : “Even the Hindus were conquerors. There were thousands of conquests in history... How are they different from the conquests of Muslims?” External link

thehindu Friday, November 8, 2019 7:21:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said ( about Arvind Datar ) : "The CJI said I could shred the papers and I just followed the order. I take advice of Mr (Arvind) Datar in such matters and he told me it was a mandamus (a kind of writ or direction)," External link

mid-day Friday, October 18, 2019 6:44:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "It is not expected that every page is to be signed. The authorship of the report and the summary need not be questioned. If we had wasted my Lords' time, then we apologise for that. There is no point going into that. The report in question has an author and we are not questioning the authorship" External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, October 17, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said ( about Arvind Datar ) : “The CJI said I could shred the papers and I just followed the order. I take advice of Mr (Arvind) Datar in such matters and he told me it was a mandamus (a kind of writ or direction),” External link

financialexpress Thursday, October 17, 2019 1:32:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said ( about Arvind Datar ) : "The CJI said I could shred the papers and I just followed the order. I take advice of Mr (Arvind) Datar in such matters and he told me it was a mandamus (a kind of writ or direction)," External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said ( about Arvind Datar ) : "The CJI said I could shred the papers and I just followed the order. I take advice of Mr (Arvind) Datar in such matters and he told me it was a mandamus (a kind of writ or direction)," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said ( about Arvind Datar ) : "The CJI said I could shred the papers and I just followed the order. I take advice of Mr (Arvind) Datar(a senior advocate) in such matters and he told me it was a mandamus (a kind of writ or direction)," External link

mid-day Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "May, I have your permission to tear this document....this is Supreme Court and not a joke" External link

outlookindia Wednesday, October 16, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said ( about Arvind Datar ) : "The CJI said I could shred the papers and I just followed the order. I take advice of Mr (Arvind) Datar(a senior advocate) in such matters and he told me it was a mandamus (a kind of writ or direction)," External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 16, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan asked : “Even the Hindus were conquerors. There were thousands of conquests in history... How are they different from the conquests of Muslims,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:21:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan asked : “Even the Hindus were conquerors. There were thousands of conquests in history... How are they different from the conquests of Muslims,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said ( about Arvind Datar ) : "The CJI said I could shred the papers and I just followed the order. I take advice of Mr (Arvind) Datar in such matters and he told me it was a mandamus (a kind of writ or direction)," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan asked : “Can I have your permission to tear it,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, October 16, 2019 5:17:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "May, I have your permission to tear this document ... this is Supreme Court and not a joke" External link

timesofindia Wednesday, October 16, 2019 12:58:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : “This is entirely a new argument. All this could have been argued by them in other lawsuits as well. I am entitled to give reply in rejoinder arguments,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “This is entirely a new argument. All this could have been argued by them in other lawsuits as well. I am entitled to give reply in rejoinder arguments,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : “This is entirely a new argument. All this could have been argued by them in other lawsuits as well. I am entitled to give reply in rejoinder arguments,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “This is entirely a new argument. All this could have been argued by them in other lawsuits as well. I am entitled to give reply in rejoinder arguments,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "This is entirely a new argument. All this could have been argued by them in other lawsuits as well. I am entitled to give reply in rejoinder arguments," External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:37:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "This is entirely a new arguments. All this could have been argued by them in other lawsuits as well. I am entitled to give reply in rejoinder arguments," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : “This is entirely a new argument. All this could have been argued by them in other lawsuits as well. I am entitled to give reply in rejoinder arguments,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “This is entirely a new argument. All this could have been argued by them in other lawsuits as well. I am entitled to give reply in rejoinder arguments,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : “This is entirely a new arguments. All this could have been argued by them in other lawsuits as well. I am entitled to give reply in rejoinder arguments,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "This is entirely a new arguments. All this could have been argued by them in other lawsuits as well. I am entitled to give reply in rejoinder arguments," External link

business-standard Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "This is entirely a new arguments. All this could have been argued by them in other lawsuits as well. I am entitled to give reply in rejoinder arguments," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, October 15, 2019 7:47:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “Your Lordship didn’t ask question to the other side. All the questions have been asked to us only. Of course, we are answering them,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, October 15, 2019 4:28:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “Your Lordship didn’t ask question to the other side. All the questions have been asked to us only. Of course, we are answering them,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, October 15, 2019 2:05:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Your Lordship didn't ask question to the other side. All the questions have been asked to us only. Of course, we are answering them," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, October 15, 2019 12:55:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "Your Lordship didn't ask question to the other side. All the questions have been asked to us only. Of course, we are answering them," External link

business-standard Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1:51:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Aurangazeb was one of the most liberal rulers. Very orthodox, but liberal conqueror. Hindus with limited knowledge cannot determine the fate of this dispute as Islamic law is very complex," External link

business-standard Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1:51:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "Your Lordship didn't ask question to the other side. All the questions have been asked to us only. Of course, we are answering them," External link

newindianexpress Monday, October 14, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Aurangazeb was one of the most liberal rulers. Very orthodox, but liberal conqueror. Hindus with limited knowledge cannot determine the fate of this dispute as Islamic law is very complex," External link

newindianexpress Monday, October 14, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “One thing I like the most about the hearings is that not one question was put to the other side (Hindus side). All the questions were directed at us (Muslim side),” External link

asianage Monday, October 14, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan contended : "They (Hindu parties) claimed adverse possession since 1934, for which there is no proof," External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, October 14, 2019 8:48:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "Your Lordship didn't ask question to the other side. All the questions have been asked to us only. Of course, we are answering them," External link

business-standard Monday, October 14, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Aurangazeb was one of the most liberal rulers. Very orthodox, but liberal conqueror. Hindus with limited knowledge cannot determine the fate of this dispute as Islamic law is very complex," External link

business-standard Monday, October 14, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan contended : "They claimed adverse possession since 1934 for which there is no proof," External link

dnaindia Monday, October 14, 2019 6:57:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan contended : "They (Hindu parties) claimed adverse possession since 1934, for which there is no proof," External link

firstpost Monday, October 14, 2019 4:02:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan contended : "They claimed adverse possession since 1934 for which there is no proof," External link

business-standard Monday, October 14, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "No one including us are denying Ayodhya as the birth place of Lord Ram. This long standing dispute would have been settled long back, if it was accepted by the other side that he was not born underneath the Central dome. Hindus insisted that he was born under the Central dome of the mosque. Exact site is the core of the dispute," External link

business-standard Friday, October 4, 2019 9:00:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "It is manifest that, from 1858 the contested case of the Hindus was that prayer was to an idol," External link

business-standard Friday, October 4, 2019 9:00:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Mosque is a place where you pray to Allah and when you pray five times in a Mosque, the benefits are great," External link

business-standard Friday, October 4, 2019 9:00:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "We avoid submissions that could lead to communal divide," External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 2, 2019 1:22:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "We avoid submissions that could lead to communal divide," External link

business-standard Tuesday, October 1, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "We avoid submissions that could lead to communal divide," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, October 1, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said ( about Ram Janmabhoomi ) : "They just say Lord Ram was born here. None of the contours of the area are mentioned anywhere in the plaint. The suit is thus merely a vehicle to destroy and build a temple," "They have argued that all existing structures be demolished at Ram Janmabhoomi and a new Temple be constructed there," External link

asianage Tuesday, September 24, 2019 12:48:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "The dedication and the long use are the two criteria. A public wakf can be created on these two grounds," External link

asianage Tuesday, September 24, 2019 12:48:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan alleged : "There was no idol in the inner area till 1949," External link

asianage Tuesday, September 24, 2019 12:48:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan argued ( about Ram Janmabhoomi ) : “The entire claim of Hindu parties is that they have been worshipping Ram Janmabhoomi as a deity since centuries with the faith that Lord Ram was born there. They have provided no evidence as to when such a belief manifested Ram Janmabhoomi into a deity and conferred on its the status of a juristic person. Without evidence on manifestation, consecration and continuous worship, no entity could attain deity status to acquire juristic person status. A deity must have some form, either man-made or natural,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, September 24, 2019 3:21:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “A deity’s human agent is the ‘sevait’ who alone can manage and control the property and its affairs. In the event the sevait is not acting, or acting against the interests of the deity, or mismanaging or trying to appropriate the property, a next friend can file a suit on behalf of the deity or idol. In the present case, the next friend is not a believer, belongs to the Nyas, which intends to destroy the property, build a new temple, and take over the management, excluding the sevait,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, September 24, 2019 3:21:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “The stance of the Shia board to give away land that does not belong to them is unworthy and illegal,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, September 24, 2019 3:21:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “The dedication and the long use are the two criteria. A public wakf can be created on these two grounds,” External link

financialexpress Monday, September 23, 2019 8:24:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "The dedication and the long use are the two criteria. A public wakf can be created on these two grounds," External link

business-standard Monday, September 23, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told ( about Ram Lalla ) : "The suit number 5 (filed by next friend Deoki Nandan Agrawal on behalf of deity Ram Lalla Virajman and the janambhoomi was the socio-political vehicle for Nyas to construct the temple. This is what I believe," External link

business-standard Friday, September 20, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told ( about Ram Lalla ) : "The suit number 5 (filed by next friend Deoki Nandan Agrawal on behalf of deity Ram Lalla Virajman and the janambhoomi was the socio-political vehicle for Nyas to construct the temple. This is what I believe," External link

economictimes Friday, September 20, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "I can see some kind of aggression in My lord's tone," External link

newindianexpress Friday, September 20, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "My apologies. Sometimes, I am taken aback. I get frightened, what should I do. When there is a hearing which is going on for this long, we sometimes get carried away," External link

newindianexpress Friday, September 20, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “I can see some kind of aggression in My Lord’s tone,” External link

Hindu Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:34:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "I can see some kind of aggression in My lord's tone," External link

economictimes Thursday, September 19, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "No travellers and gazetteers mentioned that the birthplace of Lord Ram was under central dome of the structure," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:00:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “It’s your Lordship’s conjecture” External link

financialexpress Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:18:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan replied ( about British ) : “Why is that the Ram Chabutra has become the focal point in this case? Why was Ram Chabutra set up at the same time as the railings [put up by the British in the 1850s after riots broke out between the Hindus and Muslims]? Did people think praying at the Ram Chabutra was akin to offering prayers to deity under the central dome? Why is the Ram Chabutra so close to the central dome?” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 18, 2019 11:05:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "No travellers and gazetteers mentioned that the birthplace of Lord Ram was under central dome of the structure," External link

business-standard Wednesday, September 18, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "No travellers and gazetteers mentioned that the birthplace of Lord Ram was under central dome of the structure," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "There was no difference between Shias and Sunnis over the Babri Mosque and it was vested in Allah," External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, September 18, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "We don't have any objection to the Hindus, but the land belongs to us (Muslim side)," External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, September 18, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan argued : “There is no direct evidence of gods on the pillars. They (Hindus) have to show some image of god to press their case,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 18, 2019 1:38:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “We want a judgment in this case. But I do not want to break continuity of my arguments. On Friday, let all of us have an off,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, September 18, 2019 1:13:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "I do not want to break my argument," External link

business-standard Tuesday, September 17, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “mosques were not built by Muslims alone... Taj Mahal was not built by Muslims alone. Both Hindu and Muslim labourers joined hands” External link

Hindu Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “You cannot use them to claim Muslims were not praying to Allah there but to some other god,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan asked : "What was found was mere basin in different levels each level was a different epox of history dating back to the Gupta period. They (Hindu parties) said there were columns rising out of these basins, but these were just projections. How can they claim there was a religious structure there once?" External link

Hindu Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan agreed : "If you draw the line on subjectivity alone, it become difficult," External link

Hindu Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “I do not want to break my argument,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “Did any occasion arise before 1989 for the plaintiffs to assert its juridical stature?” External link

timesofindia Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:40:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "If we go by their argument that entire area assumed the character of the deity then no other person will have any right over the property," External link

business-standard Friday, September 13, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "If we go by their argument that entire area assumed the character of the deity then no other person will have any right over the property," External link

timesofindia Friday, September 13, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan asked : “If Nirmohi Akhara succeeds, it gets only ‘sevait’ right and not ownership right. If the deity gets the right, it cannot manage the place through next friend as sevait rights are with Nirmohi Akhara. Will Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas, which intends to build a temple at the disputed site, manage the place? But under what right?” External link

timesofindia Friday, September 13, 2019 4:19:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "This led to verbal abuses and fistcuffs," External link

dnaindia Friday, September 13, 2019 3:37:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “I cannot go on filing contempt petitions,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:54:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "I cannot go on filing contempt petitions," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, September 12, 2019 8:22:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "I cannot go on filing contempt petitions," External link

business-standard Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "I don't need any security at this point and I also don't want to file contempt petition one after the other either," External link

dnaindia Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:33:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "I don't need any security at this point and I also don't want to file contempt petition one after the other either," External link

business-standard Thursday, September 12, 2019 4:38:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "This is not the right atmosphere conducive for hearing," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, September 12, 2019 1:19:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "This is not the right atmosphere conducive for hearing," External link

asianage Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “This is not the right atmosphere conducive for hearing,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:54:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "This is not the right atmosphere conducive for hearing," External link

business-standard Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "This is not the right atmosphere conducive for hearing," External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "I cannot go on filing contempt after contempt," External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "I can't go on filing contempt after contempt. I have already filed a contempt against an 88-year-old man for cursing me," External link

news18 Thursday, September 12, 2019 9:51:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan urged ( about Nirmohi Akhara ) : "Let us not interpret continuing wrong and possession in such a manner that they lead to concomitant rights (naturally associated) rights (in favour of Akhara)," External link

mid-day Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:26:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "What was the continuous wrong which magistrate (who ordered attachment of the site) committed. There was no obligation on the Magistrate to do certain things. The magistrate was following the law. You cannot say that you give it to me," External link

mid-day Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:26:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan urged ( about Nirmohi Akhara ) : “Let us not interpret continuing wrong and possession in such a manner that they lead to concomitant rights (naturally associated) rights (in favour of Akhara),” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 12, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “What was the continuous wrong which magistrate (who ordered attachment of the site) committed. There was no obligation on the Magistrate to do certain things. Magistrate was following the law. You cannot say that you give it to me,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 12, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan urged ( about Nirmohi Akhara ) : "Let us not interpret continuing wrong and possession in such a manner that they lead to concomitant rights (naturally associated) rights (in favour of Akhara)," External link

business-standard Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "What was the continuous wrong which magistrate (who ordered attachment of the site) committed. There was no obligation on the Magistrate to do certain things. Magistrate was following the law. You cannot say that you give it to me," External link

business-standard Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan contended : “The idol only had a limited juristic personality,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 4, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “Does the fact that they prayed there give them title? It’s a risky situation, but that’s the Indian situation” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 4, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan asks : “What kind of protection is this?” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 4, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan replied ( about Nirmohi Akhara ) : "If you concede sevait rights of Akhara, you necessarily concede the rights of deity, because sevait rights cannot arise without the deity. If you concede that the Hindus have a right to pray at chabutra inside the mosque, then can it still remain a mosque under Quranic law?" External link

timesofindia Wednesday, September 4, 2019 11:04:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Can Muslims and Hindus pray together? What is the norm under Islamic law in Indian context where Sufism was predominant?" External link

timesofindia Wednesday, September 4, 2019 11:04:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “Hindus say they [Muslims] did not pray there. It is because you did not let them pray,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 3, 2019 11:49:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : “The appearance of idols of deities inside Babri was not a miracle. It was a planned and surreptitious attack to put them on the intervening night of December 22-23, 1949,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, September 3, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “Of course, they have. Because, they have been used to say that treat it like a temple,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, September 3, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “Do you want me to start from 1858 or do you want me to go back to 1528? If you want me to go back to 1528, I can show document after document to prove that a mosque existed there,” “In 1934, it was damaged, in 1949, it was trespassed upon and in 1992 it was brought down. After all that, they say the Hindu right must be protected,” External link

economictimes Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:50:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “does a parikrama entitle you to actual title of the place?” External link

expressindia Tuesday, September 3, 2019 4:49:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "In 1934, you (Hindus) break the masjid and in 1949, you commit trespass and finally, in 1992, you demolish the mosque...and after all the destructions, you say that the Britishers collaborated against Hindus and now say that our right must be protected," External link

business-standard Monday, September 2, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "As far as title suit of civil nature is concerned, there is no room of historical facts and sometimes, they will lead to erroneous conclusions," External link

business-standard Monday, September 2, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "We are firmly of the view that the place was not a temple just because there were pictures of peacock and lotus," External link

business-standard Monday, September 2, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "My lords had said that I could get a mid-week break, can it be Wednesday," External link

business-standard Monday, September 2, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "My lords had said that I could get a mid-week break, can it be Wednesday," External link

timesofindia Monday, September 2, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan argued : "This is a case of hop, skip and jump. No exhibit or evidence has been placed yet. In fact, most citations was not admitted by the HC" External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, August 13, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Being the first appeal, documentary evidence has to be studied. Many documents are in Urdu and Sanskrit, which have to be translated," External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, August 10, 2019 10:09:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Being the first appeal, documentary evidence has to be studied. Many documents are in Urdu and Sanskrit, which have to be translated," External link

firstpost Friday, August 9, 2019 3:19:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Let me remind you that this is a first appeal and it cannot be rushed through," External link

news18 Friday, August 9, 2019 11:04:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "I will have to leave the brief if this court goes on in this manner. This is not right. A matter like this cannot be rushed through since it is the first appeal. You cannot ask the lawyers only to read the conclusions," External link

news18 Friday, August 9, 2019 11:04:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "It is not possible to assist the court if it is heard on all days of the week. This is the first appeal and the hearing cannot be rushed in this manner and I am put to torture," External link

business-standard Friday, August 9, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "There is a principle in this court that copies are to be given. I am entitled to read what is handed to my lords," External link

firstpost Wednesday, August 7, 2019 11:36:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan replied : "Yes, I am an officer of the court" External link

business-standard Tuesday, August 6, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan asked : “Should this not be seen by the Speaker,” External link

dnaindia Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:39:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "When resignation process is not in order, court cannot direct Speaker to decide by 6 pm," External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, July 17, 2019 5:06:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan asked : "Should this not be seen by the Speaker," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, July 17, 2019 3:28:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "They (the rebel MLAs) are hunting in a pack," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:51:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "When resignation process is not in order, court cannot direct Speaker to decide by 6PM," External link

business-standard Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "They (the rebel MLAs) are hunting in a pack," External link

business-standard Tuesday, July 16, 2019 6:45:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "When resignation process is not in order, court cannot direct Speaker to decide by 6 pm," External link

firstpost Tuesday, July 16, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "When resignation process is not in order, court cannot direct speaker to decide by 6pm," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, July 16, 2019 3:24:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "When resignation process is not in order, court cannot direct Speaker to decide by 6PM," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, July 16, 2019 3:08:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "When resignation process is not in order, court cannot direct Speaker to decide by 6 pm," External link

firstpost Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Speaker has the responsibility to satisfy himself that resignations were voluntary... The Supreme Court order was passed without hearing the other side, what can the speaker do in such a situation," External link

mid-day Saturday, July 13, 2019 1:18:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “Your lordships are asked to enter the political thicket on the ground that because this government has already failed, please help us in failing it further,” “There is a mandate on which these people were elected. Now they want to defeat that mandate” External link

expressindia Saturday, July 13, 2019 2:37:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Speaker has the responsibility to satisfy himself that resignations were voluntary and genuine. The Supreme Court order was passed without hearing the other side, what can the speaker do in such a situation," "The petition is overtly political. Your Lordships were drawn into the political thicket and made to pass yesterday's orders on the basis of an inaccurate representation of facts. It has been argued that resignation is not the same as disqualification? I agree," External link

business-standard Friday, July 12, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan asked : "They came to the court saying that the government has failed so help us fail it further. They say the Speaker has abandoned his constitutional duty. What, as per these MLAs, is his duty. To be a post-office," External link

business-standard Friday, July 12, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Speaker has the responsibility to satisfy himself that resignations were voluntary... The Supreme Court order was passed without hearing the other side, what can the speaker do in such a situation," External link

business-standard Friday, July 12, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Speaker has the responsibility to satisfy himself that resignations were voluntary... The Supreme Court order was passed without hearing the other side, what can the speaker do in such a situation," External link

business-standard Friday, July 12, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Speaker has the responsibility to satisfy himself that resignations were voluntary... The Supreme Court order was passed without hearing the other side, what can the speaker do in such a situation," External link

dnaindia Friday, July 12, 2019 1:29:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Speaker has the responsibility to satisfy himself that resignations were voluntary... The Supreme Court order was passed without hearing the other side, what can the speaker do in such a situation," External link

outlookindia Friday, July 12, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan added : "Our understanding is that the mediators have met parties jointly and individually," External link

dnaindia Friday, July 12, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT



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Rajeev Dhavan argued : “The notice was not sent to the registered office of the secretariat. It was not through anyone’s official email. It was sent through a lawyer. Therefore, the deputy speaker has proceeded to check its authenticity,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, June 27, 2022 9:18:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “We have already dismantled around 40% of the ship and all important parts have been taken out,” External link

Hindu Monday, April 12, 2021 1:56:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “We are agreeable to some of the prayers sought by petitioner before the High Court (Dammalapati Srinivas). First, we are agreeable that no coercive action will be taken against him. Secondly we are agreeable that court monitored probe should be there but it should be by the CBI, as we have earlier requested for the CBI probe but it didn't happen” External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, March 6, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan stated : “We are willing to assure the respondents that no coercive action will be taken. Let the investigation be monitored by court. Let it be investigated by the CBI… but let the investigation continue,” External link

thehindu Friday, March 5, 2021 3:58:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan stated : “We are willing to assure the respondents that no coercive action will be taken. Let the investigation be monitored by court. Let it be investigated by the CBI… but let the investigation continue,” External link

Hindu Friday, March 5, 2021 2:50:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan contended : "The alleged offender seems to have a political background. It does not matter how serious the offence is, we are not looking at the nature of the offence as far as bail is concerned. Bail, not jail is the rule," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “When Shylock’s case is going on, can we tell the Press not to talk about it?” External link

thehindu Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:44:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “When Shylock’s case is going on, can we tell the Press not to talk about it?” External link

Hindu Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "We want the Attorney General to assist this court in dealing with the questions given by us and the court had also framed some questions," External link

newindianexpress Friday, September 11, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “We want the Attorney General to assist this court in dealing with the questions given by us and the court had also framed some questions,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 10, 2020 11:20:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “This institution must have criticism and not just criticism but extreme criticism. Your shoulders are broad enough,” External link

newindianexpress Monday, August 31, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “This institution must have criticism and not just criticism but extreme criticism. Your shoulders are broad enough,” External link

newindianexpress Monday, August 31, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “This institution must have criticism and not just criticism but extreme criticism. Your shoulders are broad enough,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, August 30, 2020 7:25:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "If the Supreme Court is to tell him not to repeat it in future, what actually is he supposed to do, not criticise again, not speak out? He has always been critical of the SC. Can he be silenced? This kind of 'don't do it again' reprimand must not be done. He can at best be told to be responsible in his criticism. The SC never means to silence its critics. It is strong criticism which makes SC a strong institution" External link

timesofindia Wednesday, August 26, 2020 7:36:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said ( about Prashant Bhushan ) : “Do not make Bhushan a martyr by punishing him,” “If the SC punishes him, there will be a new controversy, with one group writing that he is a martyr and the other justifying the SC action. This court can survive only by listening to strong criticism. His criticism was strong but not scurrilous,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, August 26, 2020 7:36:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “Should he be reprimanded? If your Lordships tell him you should not do this again… he is entitled to ask, what is it that I should not do again,” “He is an officer of the court… You can tell him we may not be with you on many points… That will go out in a statesmanship-like way than telling someone we punish you… may be, caution the Bar to be a little restrained in the manner they criticise the court… based more on facts,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, August 26, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “Please don’t make him a martyr. After Babri Masjid was demolished, there were crowds to welcome Kalyan Singh. So don’t make him a martyr… We don’t want this controversy to continue… there will be another line of articles in the media that Bhushan is a martyr, and another set saying he must be punished,” “So not only should the case be closed, the controversy should also be closed, and that requires judicial statesmanship,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, August 26, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan argued : “an apology cannot be coerced. This was not scurrilous, this was a strong criticism of this court which is shared by several others in this country” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, August 25, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "If the Supreme Court is to tell him not to repeat it in future, what actually is he supposed to do, not criticise again, not speak out? He has always been critical of the SC. Can he be silenced? This kind of 'don't do it again' reprimand must not be done. He can at best be told to be responsible in his criticism. The SC never means to silence its critics. It is strong criticism which makes SC a strong institution" External link

timesofindia Tuesday, August 25, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said ( about Prashant Bhushan ) : “Do not make Bhushan a martyr by punishing him,” “If the SC punishes him, there will be a new controversy, with one group writing that he is a martyr and the other justifying the SC action. This court can survive only by listening to strong criticism. His criticism was strong but not scurrilous,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, August 25, 2020 11:41:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “I make two suggestions. The convicting judgement should be recalled and no sentence should be imposed. I am making a statement on my client's behalf,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, August 25, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “I make two suggestions. The convicting judgement should be recalled and no sentence should be imposed. I am making a statement on my client''s behalf,” External link

asianage Tuesday, August 25, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "the institution will collapse if it does not suffer criticism, if it does not suffer extreme criticism. This court can only survive on the basis of strong criticism" External link

Hindu Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan argued : "Do what again? Not to criticise the court? Never to express his bona fide opinion, even if truth is his defence. That will silence him forever... No, he will always be critical. One of the court's greatest critic was H.M. Seervai... If he was asked not to do it again, Seervai would say 'I would do it again'," External link

Hindu Tuesday, August 25, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “I make two suggestions. The convicting judgement should be recalled and no sentence should be imposed. I am making a statement on my client's behalf,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, August 25, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said ( about Prashant Bhushan ) : "If SC punishes him the controversy will snowball into a bigger one - one group making Bhushan a martyr and the other saying he is rightly punished," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:39:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “In my view, people come to court for relief and justice,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, August 25, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “In my view, people come to court for relief and justice,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, August 25, 2020 11:45:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "I am not in support of this deferment. I just want to say, at the Bar, we take our Judges as they come, we don't go Bench hunting. It is immaterial if a judge is retiring," External link

news-yahoo-in Friday, August 21, 2020 11:53:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “All these cases are pro bono (work undertaken without charging fees). He has not received any advantage out of these,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "It will be severely criticised when it reaches academia," External link

timesofindia Thursday, August 20, 2020 10:06:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “We intend to file a review. It [judgment] suffers from great imbalances” External link

Hindu Monday, August 17, 2020 1:05:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan agreed : “Yes, High Court is a constitutional court,” External link

thehindu Thursday, August 13, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan agreed : “Yes, High Court is a constitutional court,” External link

Hindu Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : “The issue is important. But since there are cases pending before your lordship entangled with this matter, we will approach at a later stage,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:04:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said ( about Shanti Bhushan ) : “one question that was left open is whether the matter should go to Constitution Bench and the sealed cover that was handed over by Shanti Bhushan” External link

expressindia Saturday, July 25, 2020 1:25:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Here is a case where a state has been demoted to Union territories. This has never happened in the country before, If it was a case of security then at best it was a matter of Article 356 (President's Rule). In fact it is a case of glaring illegality," External link

business-standard Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:07:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Here is a case where a state has been demoted to Union territories. This has never happened in the country before, If it was a case of security then at best it was a matter of Article 356 (President's Rule). In fact it is a case of glaring illegality," External link

timesofindia Thursday, January 23, 2020 7:10:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan wrote ( about Jamiat Ulema ) : "Just been sacked from the Babri case by AOR Ejaz Maqbool who was representing the Jamiat. Have sent a formal letter accepting the 'sacking' without demur. No longer involved in the review or the case," External link

business-standard Friday, December 6, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan wrote : “Just been sacked from the Babri case by AOR (Advocate on Record) Ejaz Maqbool who was representing the Jamiat. Have sent formal letter accepting the ‘sacking’ without demur. No longer involved in the review or the case,” External link

expressindia Friday, December 6, 2019 8:00:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan wrote : "Just been sacked from the Babri case by AOR (Advocate on Record) Ejaz Maqbool who was representing the Jamiat. Have sent formal letter accepting the 'sacking' without demur. No longer involved in the review or the case," External link

business-standard Friday, December 6, 2019 6:12:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan wrote : "Just been sacked from the Babri case by AOR (Advocate on Record) Ejaz Maqbool who was representing the Jamiat. Have sent formal letter accepting the 'sacking' without demur. No longer involved in the review or the case," External link

newindianexpress Friday, December 6, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan announced ( about Jamiat Ulema ) : "Just been sacked from the Babri case by advocate-on-record Ejaz Maqbool, who was representing the Jamiat [Ulema-e-Hind]. Have sent formal letter accepting the sacking without demur. No longer involved in the review of the case," External link

yenisafak-en Wednesday, December 4, 2019 11:10:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : “All the while, I had argued for united Muslim litigants in the case. Once there is a division in the community (over filing of review petition), I do not want to side with one faction or the other. I want them to be united in fighting the case,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, December 4, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan wrote : “informing me that I have been ‘sacked’ from further involvement in the Babri case on behalf of his client” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, December 4, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “I would not have gone public had three canards — I was not sacked; I was so ill that I could not cope with the case; and third, I would not be able to meet the Monday deadline for filing of JuH’s review petition — were not spread in the media,” “The AoR called me when I was with my dentist and agreed that I have been sacked. Second, I was not ill. Third, in my entire career as a lawyer, I have never missed a deadline concerning a case. I was involved till the eleventh hour in finalising the draft of the review petition and, hence, decided to make public the facts behind the unsavoury episode. I have not created this controversy,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, December 4, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "I have been informed that Mr Madani has indicated that I was removed from the case because I was unwell" External link

outlookindia Wednesday, December 4, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "total nonsense. He has a right to instruct his lawyer Maqbool to sack me, which he did on instructions. But the reason being floated is malicious and untrue" External link

outlookindia Wednesday, December 4, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan added : “I have been informed that Mr. Madani has indicated that I was removed from the case because I was unwell. This is total nonsense. He has a right to instruct his lawyer AOR Ejaz Maqbool to sack me which he did on instructions. But the reason being floated is malicious and untrue,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:38:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : “I was removed. I worked with Mr. Maqbool {Ejaz Maqbool, the advocate on record for JuH) in his chamber for ten days. I created the structure [of the review petition]. That structure was shared with other Muslim parties. The review petition needed to be tweaked. They wanted to file [review petition] on Monday. I had an appointment with them that very Monday so that it could be filed on Monday. At 10.14 AM, I was with the dentist for a routine appointment [when] Mr. Maqbool told me that I was no longer involved with the case. I asked him ‘is this a sacking?.’ He said there is nothing I can do about it” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:15:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan added : “This is total nonsense. He has a right to instruct his lawyer... Ejaz Maqbool to sack me which he did on instructions. But the reason being floated is malicious and untrue,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:15:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan added : “I have been informed that Mr. Madani has indicated that I was removed from the case because I was unwell. This is total nonsense. He has a right to instruct his lawyer AOR Ejaz Maqbool to sack me which he did on instructions. But the reason being floated is malicious and untrue,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, December 3, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan announced ( about Jamiat Ulema ) : “Just been sacked from the Babri case by advocate-on-record Ejaz Maqbool, who was representing the Jamiat [Ulema-e-Hind]. Have sent formal letter accepting the sacking without demur. No longer involved in the review of the case,” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Tuesday, December 3, 2019 7:45:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan added ( about Arshad Madani ) : "I have been informed that Mr Madani has indicated that I was removed from the case because I was unwell. This is total nonsense. He has a right to instruct his lawyer AOR Ejaz Maqbool to sack me which he did on instructions. But the reason being floated is malicious and untrue," External link

business-standard Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "I have argued the case for all the Muslim parties in a united manner and would like the same way. The Muslim parties should sort out their differences first," External link

business-standard Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "If I am unwell, then how come I am appearing in courts in other cases," "I am committed to the cause and to the Muslim parties but making such a statement is completely wrong," External link

business-standard Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "As promised, I am responding to your call at 10.14 AM today when I was at the doctors, informing me that I have been sacked from further involvement in the Babri case on behalf of your client. We were in agreement that the correct term was 'sacked' and you explained you had no choice in the matter. With humility and respect and the norms of my profession, I accept the sacking without demur," External link

business-standard Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan announced ( about Jamiat Ulema ) : "Just been sacked from the Babri case by advocate-on-record Ejaz Maqbool, who was representing the Jamiat [Ulema-e-Hind]. Have sent formal letter accepting the sacking without demur. No longer involved in the review of the case," External link

haberler-en Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:03:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan wrote ( about Arshad Madani ) : "I have been informed Madani has indicated that I was removed from the case because I was unwell. This is total nonsense. He has a right to instruct his lawyer AOR Ejaz Maqbool to sack me which he did on instructions. But the reason being floated is malicious and untrue," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, December 3, 2019 1:46:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "I don't know what were their compulsions but they confirmed to me it was a sacking. Now they are saying that I was sick and unavailable, it is a lie," External link

business-standard Tuesday, December 3, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan wrote ( about Jamiat Ulema ) : "Just been sacked from the Babri case by AOR Ejaz Maqbool who was representing the Jamiat. Have sent formal letter accepting the 'sacking' without demur. No longer involved in the review or the case," External link

business-standard Tuesday, December 3, 2019 12:26:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan wrote ( about Arshad Madani ) : "I have been informed Madani has indicated that I was removed from the case because I was unwell. This is total nonsense. He has a right to instruct his lawyer AOR Ejaz Maqbool to sack me which he did on instructions. But the reason being floated is malicious and untrue," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:34:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “Just been sacked from the Babri case by AOR [advocate on record] Ejaz Maqbool who was representing the Jamiat. Have sent formal letter accepting the ‘sacking’ without demur. No longer involved in the review or the case,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:24:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan added ( about Arshad Madani ) : “I have been informed that Mr Madani has indicated that I was removed from the case because I was unwell. This is total nonsense. He has a right to instruct his lawyer AOR Ejaz Maqbool to sack me which he did on instructions. But the reason being floated is malicious and untrue,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : “I have argued the case for all the Muslim parties in a united manner and would like the same way. The Muslim parties should sort out their differences first,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “If I am unwell, then how come I am appearing in courts in other cases,” “I am committed to the cause and to the Muslim parties but making such statement is completely wrong,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said ( about Arvind Datar ) : “The CJI said I could shred the papers and I just followed the order. I take advice of Mr (Arvind) Datar in such matters and he told me it was a mandamus (a kind of writ or direction),” External link

india Tuesday, December 3, 2019 7:31:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said ( about Jamiat Ulema ) : “Just been sacked from the Babri case by AOR Ejaz Maqbool who was representing the Jamiat. Have sent formal letter accepting the ‘sacking’ without demur. No longer involved in the review or the case,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, December 3, 2019 7:13:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “Just been sacked from the Babri case by AOR [advocate on record] Ejaz Maqbool who was representing the Jamiat. Have sent formal letter accepting the ‘sacking’ without demur. No longer involved in the review or the case,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 3, 2019 7:12:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "This is television mischief. When I speak of Hindus, I am not speaking of Hindus generally ... When the word Hindu is used in its context, it means the 'Sangh Parivar' in relation to Babri Masjid ... I am speaking of those sections of Sangh Parivar, who are dedicated to violence and lynching, destroying mosques and killing people," External link

business-standard Thursday, November 28, 2019 4:03:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "This is television mischief. When I speak of Hindus, I am not speaking of Hindus generally... When the word Hindu is used in its context it means the 'Sangh Parivar' in relation to Babri Masjid... I'm speaking of those sections of 'Sangh Parivar' who are dedicated to violence and lynching, destroying mosques and killing people," External link

business-standard Thursday, November 28, 2019 6:33:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : “alike used to worship in the mosque-temple” External link

asianage Saturday, November 9, 2019 7:08:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan asked : “Even the Hindus were conquerors. There were thousands of conquests in history... How are they different from the conquests of Muslims?” External link

Hindu Saturday, November 9, 2019 6:49:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan asked : “Even the Hindus were conquerors. There were thousands of conquests in history... How are they different from the conquests of Muslims?” External link

thehindu Friday, November 8, 2019 7:21:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said ( about Arvind Datar ) : "The CJI said I could shred the papers and I just followed the order. I take advice of Mr (Arvind) Datar in such matters and he told me it was a mandamus (a kind of writ or direction)," External link

mid-day Friday, October 18, 2019 6:44:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "It is not expected that every page is to be signed. The authorship of the report and the summary need not be questioned. If we had wasted my Lords' time, then we apologise for that. There is no point going into that. The report in question has an author and we are not questioning the authorship" External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, October 17, 2019 2:09:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said ( about Arvind Datar ) : “The CJI said I could shred the papers and I just followed the order. I take advice of Mr (Arvind) Datar in such matters and he told me it was a mandamus (a kind of writ or direction),” External link

financialexpress Thursday, October 17, 2019 1:32:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said ( about Arvind Datar ) : "The CJI said I could shred the papers and I just followed the order. I take advice of Mr (Arvind) Datar in such matters and he told me it was a mandamus (a kind of writ or direction)," External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said ( about Arvind Datar ) : "The CJI said I could shred the papers and I just followed the order. I take advice of Mr (Arvind) Datar in such matters and he told me it was a mandamus (a kind of writ or direction)," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said ( about Arvind Datar ) : "The CJI said I could shred the papers and I just followed the order. I take advice of Mr (Arvind) Datar(a senior advocate) in such matters and he told me it was a mandamus (a kind of writ or direction)," External link

mid-day Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:57:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "May, I have your permission to tear this document....this is Supreme Court and not a joke" External link

outlookindia Wednesday, October 16, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said ( about Arvind Datar ) : "The CJI said I could shred the papers and I just followed the order. I take advice of Mr (Arvind) Datar(a senior advocate) in such matters and he told me it was a mandamus (a kind of writ or direction)," External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 16, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan asked : “Even the Hindus were conquerors. There were thousands of conquests in history... How are they different from the conquests of Muslims,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:21:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan asked : “Even the Hindus were conquerors. There were thousands of conquests in history... How are they different from the conquests of Muslims,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said ( about Arvind Datar ) : "The CJI said I could shred the papers and I just followed the order. I take advice of Mr (Arvind) Datar in such matters and he told me it was a mandamus (a kind of writ or direction)," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan asked : “Can I have your permission to tear it,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, October 16, 2019 5:17:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "May, I have your permission to tear this document ... this is Supreme Court and not a joke" External link

timesofindia Wednesday, October 16, 2019 12:58:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : “This is entirely a new argument. All this could have been argued by them in other lawsuits as well. I am entitled to give reply in rejoinder arguments,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “This is entirely a new argument. All this could have been argued by them in other lawsuits as well. I am entitled to give reply in rejoinder arguments,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : “This is entirely a new argument. All this could have been argued by them in other lawsuits as well. I am entitled to give reply in rejoinder arguments,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “This is entirely a new argument. All this could have been argued by them in other lawsuits as well. I am entitled to give reply in rejoinder arguments,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "This is entirely a new argument. All this could have been argued by them in other lawsuits as well. I am entitled to give reply in rejoinder arguments," External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:37:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "This is entirely a new arguments. All this could have been argued by them in other lawsuits as well. I am entitled to give reply in rejoinder arguments," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : “This is entirely a new argument. All this could have been argued by them in other lawsuits as well. I am entitled to give reply in rejoinder arguments,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “This is entirely a new argument. All this could have been argued by them in other lawsuits as well. I am entitled to give reply in rejoinder arguments,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : “This is entirely a new arguments. All this could have been argued by them in other lawsuits as well. I am entitled to give reply in rejoinder arguments,” External link

financialexpress Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:20:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "This is entirely a new arguments. All this could have been argued by them in other lawsuits as well. I am entitled to give reply in rejoinder arguments," External link

business-standard Tuesday, October 15, 2019 8:44:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "This is entirely a new arguments. All this could have been argued by them in other lawsuits as well. I am entitled to give reply in rejoinder arguments," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, October 15, 2019 7:47:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “Your Lordship didn’t ask question to the other side. All the questions have been asked to us only. Of course, we are answering them,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, October 15, 2019 4:28:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “Your Lordship didn’t ask question to the other side. All the questions have been asked to us only. Of course, we are answering them,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, October 15, 2019 2:05:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Your Lordship didn't ask question to the other side. All the questions have been asked to us only. Of course, we are answering them," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, October 15, 2019 12:55:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "Your Lordship didn't ask question to the other side. All the questions have been asked to us only. Of course, we are answering them," External link

business-standard Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1:51:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Aurangazeb was one of the most liberal rulers. Very orthodox, but liberal conqueror. Hindus with limited knowledge cannot determine the fate of this dispute as Islamic law is very complex," External link

business-standard Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1:51:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "Your Lordship didn't ask question to the other side. All the questions have been asked to us only. Of course, we are answering them," External link

newindianexpress Monday, October 14, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Aurangazeb was one of the most liberal rulers. Very orthodox, but liberal conqueror. Hindus with limited knowledge cannot determine the fate of this dispute as Islamic law is very complex," External link

newindianexpress Monday, October 14, 2019 11:26:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “One thing I like the most about the hearings is that not one question was put to the other side (Hindus side). All the questions were directed at us (Muslim side),” External link

asianage Monday, October 14, 2019 11:03:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan contended : "They (Hindu parties) claimed adverse possession since 1934, for which there is no proof," External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, October 14, 2019 8:48:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "Your Lordship didn't ask question to the other side. All the questions have been asked to us only. Of course, we are answering them," External link

business-standard Monday, October 14, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Aurangazeb was one of the most liberal rulers. Very orthodox, but liberal conqueror. Hindus with limited knowledge cannot determine the fate of this dispute as Islamic law is very complex," External link

business-standard Monday, October 14, 2019 7:46:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan contended : "They claimed adverse possession since 1934 for which there is no proof," External link

dnaindia Monday, October 14, 2019 6:57:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan contended : "They (Hindu parties) claimed adverse possession since 1934, for which there is no proof," External link

firstpost Monday, October 14, 2019 4:02:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan contended : "They claimed adverse possession since 1934 for which there is no proof," External link

business-standard Monday, October 14, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "No one including us are denying Ayodhya as the birth place of Lord Ram. This long standing dispute would have been settled long back, if it was accepted by the other side that he was not born underneath the Central dome. Hindus insisted that he was born under the Central dome of the mosque. Exact site is the core of the dispute," External link

business-standard Friday, October 4, 2019 9:00:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "It is manifest that, from 1858 the contested case of the Hindus was that prayer was to an idol," External link

business-standard Friday, October 4, 2019 9:00:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Mosque is a place where you pray to Allah and when you pray five times in a Mosque, the benefits are great," External link

business-standard Friday, October 4, 2019 9:00:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "We avoid submissions that could lead to communal divide," External link

business-standard Wednesday, October 2, 2019 1:22:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "We avoid submissions that could lead to communal divide," External link

business-standard Tuesday, October 1, 2019 7:15:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "We avoid submissions that could lead to communal divide," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, October 1, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said ( about Ram Janmabhoomi ) : "They just say Lord Ram was born here. None of the contours of the area are mentioned anywhere in the plaint. The suit is thus merely a vehicle to destroy and build a temple," "They have argued that all existing structures be demolished at Ram Janmabhoomi and a new Temple be constructed there," External link

asianage Tuesday, September 24, 2019 12:48:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "The dedication and the long use are the two criteria. A public wakf can be created on these two grounds," External link

asianage Tuesday, September 24, 2019 12:48:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan alleged : "There was no idol in the inner area till 1949," External link

asianage Tuesday, September 24, 2019 12:48:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan argued ( about Ram Janmabhoomi ) : “The entire claim of Hindu parties is that they have been worshipping Ram Janmabhoomi as a deity since centuries with the faith that Lord Ram was born there. They have provided no evidence as to when such a belief manifested Ram Janmabhoomi into a deity and conferred on its the status of a juristic person. Without evidence on manifestation, consecration and continuous worship, no entity could attain deity status to acquire juristic person status. A deity must have some form, either man-made or natural,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, September 24, 2019 3:21:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “A deity’s human agent is the ‘sevait’ who alone can manage and control the property and its affairs. In the event the sevait is not acting, or acting against the interests of the deity, or mismanaging or trying to appropriate the property, a next friend can file a suit on behalf of the deity or idol. In the present case, the next friend is not a believer, belongs to the Nyas, which intends to destroy the property, build a new temple, and take over the management, excluding the sevait,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, September 24, 2019 3:21:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “The stance of the Shia board to give away land that does not belong to them is unworthy and illegal,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, September 24, 2019 3:21:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “The dedication and the long use are the two criteria. A public wakf can be created on these two grounds,” External link

financialexpress Monday, September 23, 2019 8:24:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "The dedication and the long use are the two criteria. A public wakf can be created on these two grounds," External link

business-standard Monday, September 23, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told ( about Ram Lalla ) : "The suit number 5 (filed by next friend Deoki Nandan Agrawal on behalf of deity Ram Lalla Virajman and the janambhoomi was the socio-political vehicle for Nyas to construct the temple. This is what I believe," External link

business-standard Friday, September 20, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told ( about Ram Lalla ) : "The suit number 5 (filed by next friend Deoki Nandan Agrawal on behalf of deity Ram Lalla Virajman and the janambhoomi was the socio-political vehicle for Nyas to construct the temple. This is what I believe," External link

economictimes Friday, September 20, 2019 7:48:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "I can see some kind of aggression in My lord's tone," External link

newindianexpress Friday, September 20, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "My apologies. Sometimes, I am taken aback. I get frightened, what should I do. When there is a hearing which is going on for this long, we sometimes get carried away," External link

newindianexpress Friday, September 20, 2019 1:42:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “I can see some kind of aggression in My Lord’s tone,” External link

Hindu Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:34:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "I can see some kind of aggression in My lord's tone," External link

economictimes Thursday, September 19, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "No travellers and gazetteers mentioned that the birthplace of Lord Ram was under central dome of the structure," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:00:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “It’s your Lordship’s conjecture” External link

financialexpress Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:18:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan replied ( about British ) : “Why is that the Ram Chabutra has become the focal point in this case? Why was Ram Chabutra set up at the same time as the railings [put up by the British in the 1850s after riots broke out between the Hindus and Muslims]? Did people think praying at the Ram Chabutra was akin to offering prayers to deity under the central dome? Why is the Ram Chabutra so close to the central dome?” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 18, 2019 11:05:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "No travellers and gazetteers mentioned that the birthplace of Lord Ram was under central dome of the structure," External link

business-standard Wednesday, September 18, 2019 8:03:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "No travellers and gazetteers mentioned that the birthplace of Lord Ram was under central dome of the structure," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:50:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "There was no difference between Shias and Sunnis over the Babri Mosque and it was vested in Allah," External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, September 18, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "We don't have any objection to the Hindus, but the land belongs to us (Muslim side)," External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, September 18, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan argued : “There is no direct evidence of gods on the pillars. They (Hindus) have to show some image of god to press their case,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 18, 2019 1:38:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “We want a judgment in this case. But I do not want to break continuity of my arguments. On Friday, let all of us have an off,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, September 18, 2019 1:13:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "I do not want to break my argument," External link

business-standard Tuesday, September 17, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “mosques were not built by Muslims alone... Taj Mahal was not built by Muslims alone. Both Hindu and Muslim labourers joined hands” External link

Hindu Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “You cannot use them to claim Muslims were not praying to Allah there but to some other god,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan asked : "What was found was mere basin in different levels each level was a different epox of history dating back to the Gupta period. They (Hindu parties) said there were columns rising out of these basins, but these were just projections. How can they claim there was a religious structure there once?" External link

Hindu Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan agreed : "If you draw the line on subjectivity alone, it become difficult," External link

Hindu Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:35:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “I do not want to break my argument,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “Did any occasion arise before 1989 for the plaintiffs to assert its juridical stature?” External link

timesofindia Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:40:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "If we go by their argument that entire area assumed the character of the deity then no other person will have any right over the property," External link

business-standard Friday, September 13, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "If we go by their argument that entire area assumed the character of the deity then no other person will have any right over the property," External link

timesofindia Friday, September 13, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan asked : “If Nirmohi Akhara succeeds, it gets only ‘sevait’ right and not ownership right. If the deity gets the right, it cannot manage the place through next friend as sevait rights are with Nirmohi Akhara. Will Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas, which intends to build a temple at the disputed site, manage the place? But under what right?” External link

timesofindia Friday, September 13, 2019 4:19:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "This led to verbal abuses and fistcuffs," External link

dnaindia Friday, September 13, 2019 3:37:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “I cannot go on filing contempt petitions,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:54:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "I cannot go on filing contempt petitions," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, September 12, 2019 8:22:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "I cannot go on filing contempt petitions," External link

business-standard Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "I don't need any security at this point and I also don't want to file contempt petition one after the other either," External link

dnaindia Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:33:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "I don't need any security at this point and I also don't want to file contempt petition one after the other either," External link

business-standard Thursday, September 12, 2019 4:38:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "This is not the right atmosphere conducive for hearing," External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, September 12, 2019 1:19:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "This is not the right atmosphere conducive for hearing," External link

asianage Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:03:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “This is not the right atmosphere conducive for hearing,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:54:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "This is not the right atmosphere conducive for hearing," External link

business-standard Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "This is not the right atmosphere conducive for hearing," External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "I cannot go on filing contempt after contempt," External link

timesofindia Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:16:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "I can't go on filing contempt after contempt. I have already filed a contempt against an 88-year-old man for cursing me," External link

news18 Thursday, September 12, 2019 9:51:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan urged ( about Nirmohi Akhara ) : "Let us not interpret continuing wrong and possession in such a manner that they lead to concomitant rights (naturally associated) rights (in favour of Akhara)," External link

mid-day Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:26:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "What was the continuous wrong which magistrate (who ordered attachment of the site) committed. There was no obligation on the Magistrate to do certain things. The magistrate was following the law. You cannot say that you give it to me," External link

mid-day Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:26:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan urged ( about Nirmohi Akhara ) : “Let us not interpret continuing wrong and possession in such a manner that they lead to concomitant rights (naturally associated) rights (in favour of Akhara),” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 12, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “What was the continuous wrong which magistrate (who ordered attachment of the site) committed. There was no obligation on the Magistrate to do certain things. Magistrate was following the law. You cannot say that you give it to me,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, September 12, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan urged ( about Nirmohi Akhara ) : "Let us not interpret continuing wrong and possession in such a manner that they lead to concomitant rights (naturally associated) rights (in favour of Akhara)," External link

business-standard Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "What was the continuous wrong which magistrate (who ordered attachment of the site) committed. There was no obligation on the Magistrate to do certain things. Magistrate was following the law. You cannot say that you give it to me," External link

business-standard Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:07:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan contended : “The idol only had a limited juristic personality,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 4, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “Does the fact that they prayed there give them title? It’s a risky situation, but that’s the Indian situation” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 4, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan asks : “What kind of protection is this?” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, September 4, 2019 11:21:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan replied ( about Nirmohi Akhara ) : "If you concede sevait rights of Akhara, you necessarily concede the rights of deity, because sevait rights cannot arise without the deity. If you concede that the Hindus have a right to pray at chabutra inside the mosque, then can it still remain a mosque under Quranic law?" External link

timesofindia Wednesday, September 4, 2019 11:04:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Can Muslims and Hindus pray together? What is the norm under Islamic law in Indian context where Sufism was predominant?" External link

timesofindia Wednesday, September 4, 2019 11:04:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “Hindus say they [Muslims] did not pray there. It is because you did not let them pray,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, September 3, 2019 11:49:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : “The appearance of idols of deities inside Babri was not a miracle. It was a planned and surreptitious attack to put them on the intervening night of December 22-23, 1949,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, September 3, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “Of course, they have. Because, they have been used to say that treat it like a temple,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, September 3, 2019 7:28:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “Do you want me to start from 1858 or do you want me to go back to 1528? If you want me to go back to 1528, I can show document after document to prove that a mosque existed there,” “In 1934, it was damaged, in 1949, it was trespassed upon and in 1992 it was brought down. After all that, they say the Hindu right must be protected,” External link

economictimes Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:50:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “does a parikrama entitle you to actual title of the place?” External link

expressindia Tuesday, September 3, 2019 4:49:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "In 1934, you (Hindus) break the masjid and in 1949, you commit trespass and finally, in 1992, you demolish the mosque...and after all the destructions, you say that the Britishers collaborated against Hindus and now say that our right must be protected," External link

business-standard Monday, September 2, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "As far as title suit of civil nature is concerned, there is no room of historical facts and sometimes, they will lead to erroneous conclusions," External link

business-standard Monday, September 2, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "We are firmly of the view that the place was not a temple just because there were pictures of peacock and lotus," External link

business-standard Monday, September 2, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "My lords had said that I could get a mid-week break, can it be Wednesday," External link

business-standard Monday, September 2, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "My lords had said that I could get a mid-week break, can it be Wednesday," External link

timesofindia Monday, September 2, 2019 6:54:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan argued : "This is a case of hop, skip and jump. No exhibit or evidence has been placed yet. In fact, most citations was not admitted by the HC" External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, August 13, 2019 9:02:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Being the first appeal, documentary evidence has to be studied. Many documents are in Urdu and Sanskrit, which have to be translated," External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, August 10, 2019 10:09:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Being the first appeal, documentary evidence has to be studied. Many documents are in Urdu and Sanskrit, which have to be translated," External link

firstpost Friday, August 9, 2019 3:19:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Let me remind you that this is a first appeal and it cannot be rushed through," External link

news18 Friday, August 9, 2019 11:04:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "I will have to leave the brief if this court goes on in this manner. This is not right. A matter like this cannot be rushed through since it is the first appeal. You cannot ask the lawyers only to read the conclusions," External link

news18 Friday, August 9, 2019 11:04:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "It is not possible to assist the court if it is heard on all days of the week. This is the first appeal and the hearing cannot be rushed in this manner and I am put to torture," External link

business-standard Friday, August 9, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "There is a principle in this court that copies are to be given. I am entitled to read what is handed to my lords," External link

firstpost Wednesday, August 7, 2019 11:36:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan replied : "Yes, I am an officer of the court" External link

business-standard Tuesday, August 6, 2019 7:52:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan asked : “Should this not be seen by the Speaker,” External link

dnaindia Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:39:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "When resignation process is not in order, court cannot direct Speaker to decide by 6 pm," External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, July 17, 2019 5:06:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan asked : "Should this not be seen by the Speaker," External link

dnaindia Wednesday, July 17, 2019 3:28:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "They (the rebel MLAs) are hunting in a pack," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, July 16, 2019 10:51:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "When resignation process is not in order, court cannot direct Speaker to decide by 6PM," External link

business-standard Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:46:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "They (the rebel MLAs) are hunting in a pack," External link

business-standard Tuesday, July 16, 2019 6:45:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "When resignation process is not in order, court cannot direct Speaker to decide by 6 pm," External link

firstpost Tuesday, July 16, 2019 3:32:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "When resignation process is not in order, court cannot direct speaker to decide by 6pm," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, July 16, 2019 3:24:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "When resignation process is not in order, court cannot direct Speaker to decide by 6PM," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, July 16, 2019 3:08:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan told : "When resignation process is not in order, court cannot direct Speaker to decide by 6 pm," External link

firstpost Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2:01:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Speaker has the responsibility to satisfy himself that resignations were voluntary... The Supreme Court order was passed without hearing the other side, what can the speaker do in such a situation," External link

mid-day Saturday, July 13, 2019 1:18:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : “Your lordships are asked to enter the political thicket on the ground that because this government has already failed, please help us in failing it further,” “There is a mandate on which these people were elected. Now they want to defeat that mandate” External link

expressindia Saturday, July 13, 2019 2:37:00 AM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Speaker has the responsibility to satisfy himself that resignations were voluntary and genuine. The Supreme Court order was passed without hearing the other side, what can the speaker do in such a situation," "The petition is overtly political. Your Lordships were drawn into the political thicket and made to pass yesterday's orders on the basis of an inaccurate representation of facts. It has been argued that resignation is not the same as disqualification? I agree," External link

business-standard Friday, July 12, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan asked : "They came to the court saying that the government has failed so help us fail it further. They say the Speaker has abandoned his constitutional duty. What, as per these MLAs, is his duty. To be a post-office," External link

business-standard Friday, July 12, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Speaker has the responsibility to satisfy himself that resignations were voluntary... The Supreme Court order was passed without hearing the other side, what can the speaker do in such a situation," External link

business-standard Friday, July 12, 2019 4:42:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Speaker has the responsibility to satisfy himself that resignations were voluntary... The Supreme Court order was passed without hearing the other side, what can the speaker do in such a situation," External link

business-standard Friday, July 12, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Speaker has the responsibility to satisfy himself that resignations were voluntary... The Supreme Court order was passed without hearing the other side, what can the speaker do in such a situation," External link

dnaindia Friday, July 12, 2019 1:29:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan said : "Speaker has the responsibility to satisfy himself that resignations were voluntary... The Supreme Court order was passed without hearing the other side, what can the speaker do in such a situation," External link

outlookindia Friday, July 12, 2019 12:57:00 PM EAT

Rajeev Dhavan added : "Our understanding is that the mediators have met parties jointly and individually," External link

dnaindia Friday, July 12, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT



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