Raising up the Ram Temple issue yet again, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said that all parties involved in the long pending suit in the Supreme Court were in favour of day-to-day hearing.
“Pressure is mounting for a speedy SC hearing of the Ram Temple petitions with all parties in favour of day to day hearing”, Subramanian Swamy tweeted. Swamy who has demanded immediate commencing of day-to-day hearing had earlier said pendency of the appeals against the Allahabad High Court order since 2011 has “restricted his fundamental right to worship and dignity of life” under the Constitution.
DISCUSSION ON RAM TEMPLE IN RAJYA SABHA: SWAMY
He had also sought discussion on the matter in Rajya Sabha. Raising the matter during the Zero Hour recently, Swamy said it is very necessary to have a discussion in the House on an “urgent developing issue” of building a Ram temple in Ayodhya.
“In the manifesto of BJP, we had made a solemn assurance that as per legal methods, and that is through courts, we will find a solution. And this is now widely accepted by all parties,” he had said.
“All parties had agreed that there should be day-to-day hearing on the issue to find a solution. Therefore, I urge, through you, the government to see that their law officers go to the Supreme Court as they did in the High Court and say that this matter should be expeditiously disposed off and day-to-day hearing takes place,” he said.
Swamy had also demanded that the issue “should be discussed threadbare in the House so that harmony can be restored in the country”. The SC had earlier assured Swamy that his plea on the issue will be heard along with appeals challenging a 2010 Allahabad HC decision fixing the exact birthplace of Lord Ram at the disputed Ayodhya site.
A three-judge Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad HC had in September 2010 given a unanimous decision that Lord Ram was born under the central dome of the makeshift temple and Hindus have right to worship there.
Subsequently, SC had stayed implementation of the HC decision soon after. The case has remained in limbo ever since. The High Court had also directed that the controversial land of 2.77 acres at Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid be divided equally among Hindus, Muslims and Nirmohi Akhara, the parties to the suit.