Disregarding a plea by a girl who claims to be the ‘accurate heir’ of the Purple Castle, the Delhi HC seen: “If her ancestors did now not kind it, can she kind it now?”
File represent of the Purple Castle in Delhi | PTI
- Petitioner had sought possession of Purple Castle or compensation
- Her plea used to be listed sooner than a single-technique to a dedication bench of Justice Rekha Palli
- Why is there a prolong of over 150 years, the high court docket requested the petitioner
A bench of the Delhi HC on Monday pushed apart an application filed by a girl who claims to be the ‘accurate heir’ of the Purple Castle in Delhi.
The petitioner – Sultana Begum – says she is the widow of the leisurely Mirza Mohammed Bedar Bakht, the grandson of Mughal king Bahadur Shah Zafar-II. Her husband Mirza Mohammed Bedar Bakht died on Could possibly per chance also 22, 1980.
Sultana Begum had claimed in her petition that she used to be the ‘accurate heir’ of the Purple Castle in Delhi, which used to be illegally taken over by the British East India Company in 1857.
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The plea went extra to witness instructions to the central executive to both ‘quit’ the Purple Castle to the petitioner or grant her ample compensation from 1857 so some distance for alleged “illegal possession” of the monument by the Govt of India.
‘Why prolong of over 150 years in impending court docket’
Sultana Begum’s petition used to be listed sooner than a single-technique to a dedication bench of the high court docket comprising Justice Rekha Palli. Justice Palli pushed apart the petition on the grounds of inordinate prolong in impending the court docket.
“My historical past is terribly customary but you divulge injustice used to be performed to you by the British East India Company in 1857. Why is there a prolong of over 150 years? What were you doing for all these years,” requested Justice Palli.
The court docket moreover seen, “Everybody knew about it. Everybody in the court docket must bear be taught this historical past that he used to be searching to exile. It used to be acknowledged to the world. Why used to be nothing filed in time? If her ancestors did now not kind it, can she kind it now?”
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