HC seeks response from Pranab Mukherjee over Babri reference in book
The Delhi High Court on Friday has sought response of former President Pranab Mukherjee on a petition filed by a social worker and a group of lawyers seeking deletion of some references to 1992 demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya from his 2016 book.
Justice Pratibha M Singh issued notice to Mukherjee on the plea by a social worker and a group of lawyers against his book ‘Turbulent Years 1980-1996’.
The former president is supposed to file his reply by July 30.
The petition against former president’s book was originally filed in the Patiala house court but was dismissed later. The matter was then taken to the High Court in an appeal against the dismissal of the petition in the lower court’s order of November 2016.
However, the President’s counsel had opposed the plea before the trial court, stating that it was not maintainable.