#Ayodhahearing: Will court fast track hearings?
The Supreme Court conducted another hearing on the politically sensitive Ram Janam Bhoomi- Babri Masjid land dispute matter. The hearing was pending for a very long time. Notably, as many as 14 appeals have been filed in the SC against the Allahabad High Court Judgment in 2010, which was delivered based on four suits. The contention for the case is that the 2.77-acre land which is disputed be divided among three parties- the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.
Here a few important highlights from the hearing:
1. Supreme Court to pass an order on March 5 on the issue whether Ram Janambhoomi- Babri Masjid land dispute be referred to a court-appointed mediator.
2. The court had earlier also said that it is in favor of mediation on the matter as it is not only about the ownership of land but also healing relationships. Justice SA Bobde said, “Even if there is one percent of a chance for mediation between parties, we should give them a chance.”
3. Hindus opposed the court’s suggestion and said that mediation has failed in the past. To this, SA Bobde said, “ We may a decide a property but we are thinking more about healing relationships.”
4. Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhavan who is representing the Muslim litigant said they are open to mediation.
5. The Supreme Court then directed all the parties involved in the Ram Mandir case to examine the translated documents and point out objections and agreements within 6 weeks.
6. Subramanian Swamy told the court that a compromise has to include a minimum condition that Hindus will have the right to pray where Lord Ram was born.
7. The debate over Ram Mandir has teamed up in the nation. The question is will the suggestion of the Supreme Court will work or not?