Ram Mandir Ayodhya issue: SC suggests out-of-court settlement, says it’s a sensitive issue

Ram Mandir Ayodhya dispute: Supreme Court suggests that parties concerned sit together to arrive at a consensus.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 21, 2017 6:44 pm
Ram Mandir, Ayodhya, Ram Temple, Ayodhya issue, Subramanian Swamy, Ram Mandir, Ram mandir issue, ram temple issue, supreme court, JS Khehar, India news, indian express Ram Mandir – Ayodhya issue: The Ram Janam Bhoomi workshop in Ayodhya. (Express Photo by Vishal Srivastav)

Describing the Ram Mandir as a “sensitive” and “sentimental” issue, the Supreme Court on Tuesday suggested that it would be best if the contentious issue is settled amicably. The suggestion from the top court comes after BJP leader Subramanian Swamy sought urgent hearing on the Ayodhya dispute. The court called upon parties concerned to sit together to arrive at a consensus and asked Swamy to consult the parties and inform it about the decision on March 31.

“These are issues of religion and sentiments. These are issues where all the parties can sit together and arrive at a consensual decision to end the dispute. All of you may sit together and hold a cordial meeting,” said the bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar.

CJI Khehar even went on to say he was ready to mediate on the controversial issue if the parties concerned want him to. The top court further said all parties should choose mediators to make a fresh attempt to settle the issue and that a principal mediator can be chosen by the court, if required, for settling the issue.

The issue dates back to 1992, when hundreds of karsevaks brought down the 16th century mosque in Ayodhya amid claims it was the birthplace of the Hindu deity Lord Rama and the mosque was built on the holy land of Hindus. A number of senior BJP leaders, including LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi are the accused in the case.

In 2010, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court had pronounced its verdict on the long-standing Ayodhya Ramjanmabhumi-Babri Masjid issue and ruled for a three-way division of the disputed area, between the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and the party for ‘Ram Lalla’.

Last year, the Supreme Court had allowed BJP leader Subramanian Swamy to intervene in the pending matters relating to the Ayodhya dispute as he sought construction of Ram temple at the site of the demolished disputed structure.

With PTI inputs

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  1. R
    raj
    Apr 23, 2017 at 8:47 pm
    then there was a kar seva for vacating and physical possession of ram janmabhoomi of ayodhya for bhavya ram lala temple. now as the mutual dialogues for peaceful settlement of ram mandir construction is being pursued under law observation, it shoudl not be dela further and work programme be chalked out for time frame to settle the decades old disputed site issue. if required one more kar seva be planned across the mera bharat mahan for building of ram mandir at ayodhya. need for one more k va to infuse fear in the across the border terror outfits sponsored by isis from na-pak neighbourhood country.diplomatic channels under u n also be developed for consensus across the globe from the bjp govt at the centre, one more k va and ram lal will rule the roost at ayodhya. jai sri ram-jai bajarangabali-hara hara mahadev-jai mata di.
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    1. K
      Keerthana
      Mar 21, 2017 at 10:40 am
      Are you a Hindu?
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        Keerthana
        Mar 21, 2017 at 9:37 am
        You build a house with your hard earned money in your country and live in it. Then a ruthless fellow comes, boots you out of your own house, kills you, demolishes the structure and builds his home there, would your children not stake their claim to the house? Where is the controversy and why can't the court decide?
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          Hindustani
          Mar 21, 2017 at 9:51 am
          hi let Muslim live in india after Muslim created STAN just look like a statesman. hi even died for Muslim stan. hi being a Kafir got denied 72 virgins too. Nehru kept them for family buisness Of vote bank politics. A little push could have sent all Muslim home to their beloved stan. A great tragedy. Today they have stan and full grip on India. Indians or Hindu just don't know what to do. Hindu Muslim issue supposedly settled in 1947. But thanks to 4 wives and authority to replace any wife in 3 seconds have created a huge potion of India hating or Hindu hating Muslim.. and India politicsl parties like congress, sp, Kanjriwala have just become muslim leagues. MUSLIM WILL MAKE INDIA NEXT MYNAMAR FOR MUSLIM.
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            Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
            Mar 21, 2017 at 7:00 am
            Breaking news:-----Earthquake tremors were felt in parts of stan including Islamabad, news agency ANI reported. There were no immediate reports of any injuries or damages. More details are awaited,---next RAMA temple will be built in pre-1947 occupied HINDU land which was created as stan.--Jai hind.
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              Indian by
              Mar 21, 2017 at 10:34 am
              All the cases are in HC and SC are sentimental ?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;When people will come to Courts ?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Why court given verdicts for life or death of a person, when the life of the person is more sentimental than this dispute.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;When there is no option left for mediation, people go to the court and it's courts to delivered the justice, weather people agree or not ? lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Finally, Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.
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                Indian by
                Mar 21, 2017 at 9:38 am
                All the cases are in HC and SC are sentimental ?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;When people will come to Courts ?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Why court given verdicts for life or death of a person, when the life of the person is more sentimental than this dispute.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;When there is no option left for mediation, people go to the court and it's courts to delivered the justice, weather people agree or not ? lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Finally, Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.
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                  Masood Ali
                  Mar 21, 2017 at 1:23 pm
                  It will be very interesting to see Yogi statement on SC Ruling. How he reacts and counter argue this.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;For us building Temple is not a problem but. It is a matter of dignity for all of us. Now Babri later some other and later something else.
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