The Supreme Court on Friday admonished the BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP, Subramanian Swamy, for asking for early hearing in Ayodhya dispute case.
While refusing to give early hearing to Ayodhya dispute case, the apex court asked Swamy, “we didn’t know that you are a party to case. What is your locus standi in the case? We don’t have time to hear you now.”
Reacting to development, Swamy tweeted, “Today the SC asked me if I was a party in the Ayodhya dispute. I said I had made clear that I was on Fundamental Right to worship issue. The judges said they have no time and adjourned the matter. In other words those who wanted delay succeeded. I will try another route soon.”
The Supreme Court on 21 March had said that fresh attempts must be made by all parties concerned to find a solution to the Ayodhya temple dispute which is a “sensitive” and “sentimental matter”.
A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar said that such religious issues can be solved through negotiations and offered to mediate to arrive at an amicable settlement.
The BJP had welcomed the Supreme Court’s suggestion of an out-of-court settlement of the Ayodhya dispute, and said aggrieved parties should keep in mind its “sensitivity” while discussing the matter.