New Delhi: The apex court on Friday agreed to hear Bhartiya Janta Party leader Subramaniam Swamy’s plea in respect to why matters related to Ayodhya temple dispute should be heard on day-to-day basis.
Swamy’s plea has been set to be heard for next week by the bench of Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justice A R Dave, after he sought an urgent hearing on the matter. The bench further added that it would like to hear Swamy’s plea as to why a day-to-day hearing should be conducted on the case.
Commenting on the matter, Swamy said that he had already been prosecuted by the Supreme Court over the Ayodhya dispute. He also said that since the matter has been pending for more than 5 years, it should be brought on fast track and should be heard on day-to-day basis.
Earlier this year on February 26, the Supreme Court had allowed Swamy to intervene in the pending matters relating to the Ayodhya title dispute with his plea seeking construction of Ram temple at the site of demolished disputed structure.
Previously, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy had moved his plea to the apex court to seek directions to allow the construction of the Ayodhya temple and had also mentioned it before the Chief Justice T S Thakur for urgent hearing.
In the petition filed, Swamy had claimed that under the practices prevalent in Islamic countries, a mosque could be shifted to any other place for public purposes like constructing road, whereas a temple once constructed cannot be touched.
On September 30, 2010, Swamy had also sought direction to accelerate the disposal of several petitions challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict of three-way division of the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya.
First Published | 18 November 2016 4:25 PM