India, Jan. 11 -- The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court on Thursday dismissed a writ petition seeking permission to offer religious activities in 16 temples situated on the 68 acre land acquired near Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid disputed site in Ayodhya.

The court also slapped a fine of Rs.5 lakh on the petitioner for filing petitions for "cheap popularity."

A division bench of justice Devendra Kumar Arora and justice Narendra Kumar Johari passed the order on a writ petition filed by one Amar Nath Mishra claiming himself to be a social activist and chairman of the Brahmin Sansad.

The petitioner submitted that the central government had acquired the land in the vicinity of the disputed site and since the acquired land was not dis...