SC should remove obstacles in constructing temple, Judgment on Ayodhya case must expedite: RSS


The RSS on Saturday opined that though they fully respect the Supreme Court order of mediation in the Ayodhya case, the judgment on the dispute “must expedite and remove the obstacles in constructing a temple”.

RSS in a statement said, “While having full respect in the judicial system we would like to say emphatically that the Judgment on the dispute must expedite and remove the obstacles in constructing a grand Temple.”

Substantiating their stance on the issue, they claimed that Hindus are constantly being neglected and alleged that instead of accelerating the judicial process to end the long-drawn dispute, the Supreme Court has taken a surprising stand.

Furthermore, they stated that the Supreme Court is not prioritising the sensitive subject associated with deep faith of Hindu society is beyond understanding.

The Supreme Court on Friday referred the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case for court-appointed and monitored mediation and expressed the view that the proceedings should be conducted with “utmost confidentiality” to ensure its success.

After taking note of the submissions made by the parties concerned, the bench constituted a three-member committee which would be chaired by retired top court judge Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla.

The panel would have Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and senior Madras High Court advocate Sriram Panchu as members.

In its order, the bench, said that the mediation proceedings will be held in Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh and the state government will provide the mediators all facilities.

It said the mediators will be at liberty to co-opt other members of the panel, if needed, and can seek further legal assistance as and when required.

The mediation process should begin in a week and a progress report filed within four weeks of its commencement, it said, noting that the process should be completed in eight weeks.

On Wednesday, the bench had reserved its order on the mediation issue, saying it was “looking at hearts, minds and healing if possible”, and that a “negotiated settlement” was the “best way to restore peace”.

The bench was hearing appeals against the September 30, 2010 verdict of the Allahabad High Court which ordered a three-way division of the disputed 2.77 acres of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya between the Nirmohi Akhara sect, the Sunni Central Wakf Board, Uttar Pradesh and Ramlalla Virajman.

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