Supreme Court Suggests Out-of-Court Settlement for Ayodhya Ram MandirMarch 21, 2017 07:55
The Supreme Court said that the Ram temple in Ayodhya is a “sensitive”, “sentimental issue” and should be sorted outside curt through discussion.
The highest court in India said, that it would set up only if the issue is cannot be resolved through talks, which has been pending since 2010, when the Supreme Court put a hold on a judgment by the Allahabad High Court.
According to the judgment made by Allahabad High Court, Shree Ram was born under the central dome of the makeshift temple in Ayodhya and Hindus have the right to worship there.
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I. Chief Justice JS Khehar said, “It is an issue of sentiment and religion. First, sit together and sort out. Both sides employ moderators and hold meetings," while hearing an urgent appeal from senior Subramanian Swamy. "We can come into the picture if you can't solve the issue," JS Khehar added.
II. Subramanian Swamy had requested the Supreme Court to take up an appeal to build the Ram Mandir, which has been pending for 6 years.
III. Swamy said that it is difficult to make both communities sit together and judicial intervention is needed in the matter.
IV. The proposed Shree Ram Temple in Ayodhya has been very controversial and divisive issues over the past 25 years.
V. The Bharatiya Janata Party said that it is committed to exploring all constitutional options to build the temple in Ayodhya.
VI. The BJP chief Amit Shah said before the UP elections that there was no contradiction between the temple issue and development, his party's primary poll plank. "Temple and development can co-exist."
VII. 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.
VIII. The makeshift temple in Ayodhya came up on December 9, 1992 after Kar Sevaks, had pulled down a masjid, which was constructed on the spot by the Mughal Emperor Babar.
IX. The masjid was built upon the site, which was popularly believed to be the birthplace of Shree Ram.
X. Various religious sects have been pushing for the building of a grand temple there.