The Supreme Court said that the amicable settlement of the #Ayodhya Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute was a better course than on insisting on judicial pronouncement.
The #Ramtemple in Ayodhya is a “sensitive”, “sentimental issue” and should be sorted outside court through discussion, the Supreme Court has said. The top court said it would step in only if the matter can’t be resolved through talks. A decision in the matter has been pending since 2010, when the Supreme Court put a freeze on a judgment by the Allahabad High Court. The High Court judgment had said Lord Ram was born under the central dome of the makeshift temple in Ayodhya and Hindus have the right to worship there.
Welcoming the court’s “concern, Zafar Yab Gilani, the Convener of Babri Masjid Action Committee, said, “We we wish to inform the court that private negotiations are not possible… For the last 31 years, we have been trying. If the Chief Justice nominates some bench to intervene, that could happen”.
Yesterday, during his first meeting with top officials, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had distributed copies of the BJP manifesto and asked his officials to begin work on its implementation
Mr Swamy had requested the top court to take up an appeal to build the Ram Mandir. In his response to Mr Justice Khehar, Mr Swamy said it is difficult to make both communities sit together and judicial intervention is needed in the matter.