Syedna row: File documents on succession in a week, says HC
Khuzaima Qutbuddin, the official heir Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, will have to file their documents connected to the succession dispute in a week, the Bombay high court said on Monday.mumbai Updated: Nov 10, 2014 22:19 IST
Khuzaima Qutbuddin, the half-brother of the late Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, and the official heir Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, will have to file their documents connected to the succession dispute in a week, the Bombay high court said on Monday.
Qutbuddin, 73, had filed a suit against Saifuddin in March, opposing his succession to the title of Syedna and seeking to restrain him from taking actions as the 53rd Dai – the religious head of the Dawoodi Bohra community.
In September, the court had framed issues in the matter, where each side will have to prove he was conferred valid nass, or the official declaration of succession.
Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin passed away in January. While Qutbuddin claims he was privately anointed as the next Syedna many years ago, Saifuddin has contended he was publicly declared the 52nd Dai’s successor in 2011.
When the matter came up on Monday, justice RD Dhanuka directed both sides to file their papers. The matter was then fixed for December 11, to determine the admissibility of the documents placed on record by both sides.