Ayodhya Ram Mandir issue: Supreme Court suggests out-of-court settlement

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March 21, 2017 BREAKING NEWS 1471 Views
Ayodhya Ram Mandir issue: Supreme Court suggests out-of-court settlement

The Supreme Court today suggested the main petitioner and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Subramanian Swamy to sort out all the differences and issues in the Ram temple case.

A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Jagdish Singh Khehar, asked Mr Swamy to sort out the issues through negotiations which would be agreed upon by all the petitioners and respondents.

The Apex Court also made it clear that if the negotiations fail, then the Court may intervene and appoint a moderator to resolve all the issues. Earlier,  Swamy sought the intervention of the Court in the matter which is pending since last six years and sought an urgent hearing today. The Top Court asked him to again mention the matter on March 31.

The Supreme Court earlier this month expressed its concern over the delay in the trial against Advani and other BJP leaders Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti in the demolition of the Babri Masjid and suggested a joint trial of the accused.

Posting the matter for further hearing on March 22, the apex court said that a separate trial going on in Lucknow and Raebareli must be clubbed together.

The newly elected chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath has been a strong votary of construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya. He drove BJP’s Hindutva campaign in eastern UP in the just concluded Assembly polls in the politically crucial state where it won three- fourths majority.

He had also said that the hurdles on the path of construction of a grand Ram temple will be gradually removed and its work will soon start in Ayodhya. Babri Masjid was demolished by a Hindu mob on December 6, 1992.


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