Fakhruddin will now continue the suit against Shehzada Mufaddal Saifuddin to prove that he (Syedna Fakhruddin) is the 54th Dai al-Mutlaq of the Dawoodi Bohra community after establishing that Syedna Khuzaima Qutbuddin was the 53rd Dai al-Mutlaq.
Shehzada Mufaddal Saifuddin and his representatives had earlier claimed the suit had abated and that he had won the suit after the demise of Syedna Khuziama Qutbuddin.
The high court also fixed a time-table for carrying out amendments. The defendant has been asked to file an additional written statement. This succession suit has been listed for directions in April 2017.