Centre would ‘love’ to mediate on Ram Mandir issue: Union Minister Mahesh Sharma

Earlier today, Chief Justice of India J S Khehar asked the two parties to resolve the dispute outside the court as it is "an issue of sentiment and religion.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 21, 2017 5:51 pm
award wapsi, sahitya akademi award, awards returned, mahesh sharma, culture minister, writers akademi awards, india news Earlier today, Chief Justice of India J S Khehar asked the two parties to resolve the dispute outside the court as it is “an issue of sentiment and religion.

Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma Tuesday said the Centre “would love” to mediate between the two sides involved in the Ayodhya case, news channel NDTV reported. Earlier today, Chief Justice of India J S Khehar asked the two parties to resolve the dispute outside the court as it is “an issue of sentiment and religion”.

The bench was hearing an urgent plea moved by BJP Rajya Sabha Subramanian Swamy. CJI Khekar added the court would only intervene when they fail to arrive at a consensus.

When Swamy said it is difficult to bring both sides to the negotiating table and the issue needs the court’s intervention, Khekar offered to provide a principal mediator. He also added that he would mediate on the issue, but not a sitting judge. The case has been pending before the apex court for six years now. The Allahabad High Court had earlier ruled that Hindus had the right to worship at the makeshift temple in Ayodha. In 1992, Kar Sevaks demolished the Babri Masjid claiming that it was constructed over Ram Mandir.

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    Arun
    Mar 21, 2017 at 12:51 pm
    Joke of the day. RSS govt wants to mediate. Hahaha.... have.
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      B.Chandra shekara
      Mar 21, 2017 at 11:08 am
      Ram Mandir, the station shown appears to be a suburban station of Mumbai
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        Mathivaanan
        Mar 21, 2017 at 12:48 pm
        All cows are RAM. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;All bulls are RAM's husbands.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;So what is RAM?
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          L bhadrapati Devi
          Mar 21, 2017 at 10:42 am
          Ram Temple should be constructed under the mediation of Central Govt. Since SC could not give its verdict, Central govt. should honour the election verdict in UP.
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            Nityananda
            Mar 21, 2017 at 9:24 am
            Centre is not a suitable party to mediate in such a dispute since most Central Ministers belong to an organization which would like a one sided solution to the Ram Mandir dispute. A compromise solution cannot be worked out by a mediator who is a wolf in sheep's clothing. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;SInce mediation and talks have not worked all these years , it is puzzling why the SC is avoiding an adjudication on the matter. Perhaps they will find a via media similar to the Allahabad High Court's ruling.
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              Sarat Kumar
              Mar 21, 2017 at 9:31 am
              Why supreme can't give a verdict. what is sentiment : If My sentiment is against fraud BJP that doesn't mean I will go and kill them. you are the supreme court beyond bias. otherwise close supreme court. let people take law into their own hands. I am hindu but not hindu fanatic. no body has the right to take law into their own hands. otherwise might is right will prevail. Everybody should accept the verdict of the court. otherwise violence will rip apart the vary foundation of the country.
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                Sarat Kumar
                Mar 21, 2017 at 10:52 am
                there should not be any mediation, only court verdict should prevail
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                  Curious onlooker
                  Mar 21, 2017 at 1:50 pm
                  Indeed. The python could be sooner put in charge of the chicken coop.
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