Will decide on early hearing in Babri Masjid dispute case: SC

Will decide on early hearing in Babri Masjid dispute case: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday said that it will soon decide on early hearing of batch of petitions including cross appeals in the Ram Temple Babri Masjid land dispute case. He submitted that he has been allowed by the apex court to intervene in the matter and is seeking expeditious disposal of the cases.

Mr Swamy informed the court that the main appeals against the Allahabad High Court order are pending for the last seven years in the apex court and they required urgent hearing. After the court refused, Swamy said that he was not happy with it.

According to ANI, the apex court passed the order while responding to a petition by BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy.

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Chief Justice Khekar also offered to sit down as principal negotiator with the mediators chosen by warring parties to settle the dispute surrounding the Babri Masjid-Ramjanambhoomi land dispute. A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar said: "It will be heard soon".

On March 21, the Supreme Court had said that all the parties should make fresh attempts to end the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute through negotiated settlements. "So don't be happy", the top court had said. In fact, the Chief Justice had offered to mediate between the parties to settle down the disputes between Hindus and Muslims and to spare any other sitting Supreme Court judge. The court's assurance came in response to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's plea that his fundamental right to worship in the Ram Temple at Ayodhya is being violated because of the SC's delay.

The Ayodhya dispute has been pending in the SC since 2010.

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