The Well Dispute – Story

Once there was a complaint at King Akbar’s court.<>

There were two neighbours who shared their garden. In that garden, there was a well that was possessed by Iqbal khan.<>

His neighbour, who was a farmer wanted to buy the well for irrigation purpose.<>

Therefore they signed an agreement between them, after which the farmer owned the well. Even after selling the well to the farmer, Iqbal continued to fetch water from the well.<>

Angered by this, the farmer had come to get justice from King Akbar. <>
King Akbar asked Iqbal the reason for fetching water from the well even after selling it to the farmer. Iqbal replied<>

That he had sold only the well to the farmer but not the water inside it. <>
King Akbar wanted Raja Birbal who was present in the court listening to the problem to solve the dispute.<>

Birbal came forward and gave a solution. He said ” Iqbal, You say that you have sold only the well to the farmer. And you claim that the water is yours.<>

Then how come you can keep your water inside another person’s well without paying rent?” Iqbal’s trickery was countered thus in a tricky way. The farmer got justice and Birbal was fairly rewarded.<>

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