On Monday, the apex court fixed the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute cases for the first week of January before an appropriate bench, which will decide the schedule of hearing
New Delhi: The Supreme Court’s verdict to delay the judgment in the Ayodhya land dispute case till January has led to massive outrage among the supporters of the temple movement.
On Monday, the apex court fixed the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute cases for the first week of January before an appropriate bench, which will decide the schedule of hearing. A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, said the appropriate bench will decide the future course of hearing in January next year on the appeals filed against the Allahabad High Court verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case.
In a series of tweets after the verdict was pronounced, prominent leaders expressed their dissatisfaction with the delay.
Reacting to the judgment, Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Keshav Prasad Maurya said the adjournment of hearing doesn't send a good message for the supporters.
I don't want to comment since it's the decision of Supreme Court. However, the adjournment of hearing doesn't send a good message: Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Keshav Prasad Maurya, on SC adjourns matter till January 2019 to fix date of hearing in #Ayodhya title suit pic.twitter.com/Y1vKGL6Exy— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 29, 2018
Priests in Ayodhya have also expressed disappointment on SC’s decision. Earlier, Union Minister Giriraj Singh said that if Hindus lose their patience, anything can happen in the country. “Hindus are losing patience. If they lose their patience, anything can happen in this country. Either government should bring in the law or the court should give the judgment," he said.
BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao had said that the BJP is committed to constructing a Ram temple in Ayodhya and would wait for the Supreme Court's verdict on the issue.
A fortnight ago, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat demanded a law to enable construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, saying it was necessary for "self-esteem" and to usher in an "atmosphere of goodwill and oneness".
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray also said that he will visit Ayodhya on November 25 to remind Modi of his Ram temple promise.
Criticising the Modi government after the SC verdict, Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM chief said that let the government bring an ordinance on Ram temple.
Why don't they bring it (ordinance on Ram temple)? Let them do it. Every time they are threatening that they will bring an ordinance. Every Tom, Dick & Harry of BJP, RSS, VHP says this. Do it. You are in power. I challenge you to do it. Let us see: Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM pic.twitter.com/XXXG4xQLtE— ANI (@ANI) October 29, 2018
On September 27, the Supreme Court declined to refer to a larger bench its 1994 verdict for a review over its "questionable observation" that "mosque is not an essential part of the practice of Islam", paving the way for the apex court to hear the politically sensitive main Ayodhya title suit from October 29.
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Last Updated Oct 29, 2018, 3:37 PM IST