Mumbai: With the buzz of construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya getting stronger by the day, former Supreme Court judge Jasti Chelameswar said a law for the construction can be brought by the government, even when the dispute case is before the Supreme Court.

Speaking at an interactive session hosted by the All India Professionals Congress in Mumbai, Justice (retired) Chelameswar said there have been instances of the court's decisions being scuttled legislative process.

On being questioned if a law for Ram temple can be passed by the Parliament, while the matter is in the Supreme Court, Chelameswar said it could happen.

"Legally if it can happen (or not) is one aspect. Whether it will happen (or not) is another. I'm aware of instances that happened in the past where decisions of the Supreme Court were scuttled by the legislative process," he said.

"The nation should have opened up to these things much earlier... This (a law on Ram temple) is possible as we did not stop it then," he added.

On Friday, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) had said Hindus were feeling "insulted" by the Supreme Court's declaration that the Ayodhya issue is not a priority and insisted that an ordinance would be needed if all options run out.

The organisation "will not hesitate to launch an agitation for Ram temple, if needed, but since the matter is in the Supreme Court, there are restrictions,” RSS general secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi had said after a three-day RSS conclave in Maharashtra.