On Friday, the Apex Court rejected BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s plea seeking an early hearing on the Ayodhya-Babri case.
“You didn’t tell us you were not a party to the case, we only got to know that from the press,” a bench comprising of Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar and D.Y. Chandrachud said.
Swamy had filed a plea to the Supreme Court, asking it to allow the construction of Ram temple at the very site of the Babri mosque which is now in ruins.
“My right to pray is affected by the pending case and I had filed an intervening application,” Swamy replied.
In the previous hearings, CJI Khehar had observed that the Ayodhya dispute must be settled amicably through “a cordial meeting” of all parties and offered to personally mediate the issue.
The Allahabad HC had ordered in favour of portioning of the land in three equal parts among the Sunni Waqf Board, Nirmohi Akhara and the Ram Lalla (infant Lord Ram), represented by the Hindu Mahasabha.