The apex court on Wednesday wrapped up the 40-day hearing in the decades-old temple-mosque dispute in Ayodhya -- the second longest proceedings in its history -- and reserved its verdict in the politically sensitive case that is expected in a month's time.
On the last day of hearing in the Ayodhya matter, the mediation committee submitted the contours of a "deal" to the Supreme Court premised on the chairman of the Sunni Waqf Board offering "no objections" to the government taking over the disputed portion of the land
As the 40 days of hearings are over, and just before the Lordships are set to rule on the matter, it is good to recall that it will be 27 years since the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya this December.
"The government should bring an ordinance for construction of Ram temple. The issue concerns all Hindus and the temple has to be constructed at the earliest," Thackeray said, raising the slogan of "Kanoon banao, mandir banao (formulate law and construct temple)".
LJP president and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan said, “The government has filed the plea. Whatever the Supreme Court will decide will be accepted. It had been the opinion of the LJP since the beginning that the entire country should accept the Supreme Court’s judgment (in the case).”