New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking construction of Lord Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.
The court has now agreed to hear the plea which has been sub judiced for the past 20 years from the Allahabad High Court to Supreme Court on whether the Ram Mandir can actually be constructed or not.
Mentioning his petition before the apex court bench headed by Chief Justice T.S. Thakur, Swamy said that under the practices prevalent in Islamic countries a mosque could be shifted to any other place for public purposes like constructing road etc., whereas a temple once constructed could not be touched.
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He said that the disputed mosque in Ayodhya could be shifted to some place across river Saryu and the Lord Ram temple be constructed at the disputed site.
The court said that the matter would be listed before the bench already hearing other matters relating to Ram temple-Babri Masjid dispute.
(With inputs from: IANS)