Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari has today welcomed the suggestion of the Supreme Court in the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid issue. Speaking to Times now, he said that that the suggestion of the apex court as it has spoken about sorting out the issue between all factions.
The observation by the Supreme Court had come after BJP leader Subramanian Swamy had requested it for urgent hearing. It suggested that all parties concerned must make fresh attempts to come out with a solution in the Ayodhya temple dispute, calling it sensitive” and “sentimental matter”.
The bench, which was headed by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar felt that religious issues like these can be solved through negotiations. It also offered to mediate for an amicable settlement if required.
Subramanian Swamy also informed the court that he had earlier approached Muslim community members who suggested him that judicial intervention was required in the matter.
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Hearing the matter, the CJI said that a fresh attempt must be made to come to a consensual decision and added that if parties wanted him to “sit with mediators chosen by both the sides for negotiations”, then he was ready for the task.
After that, the bench asked the BJP leader to discuss with other parties and inform it about the decision on March 31. Subramanian Swamy had earlier moved an application for a direction to permit construction of Ram temple at the disputed site in the Holy city of Ayodhyay and had mentioned it before a bench for an hearing on the matter on the urgent basis.
(With inputs from PTI)