BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP and actor turned politician Shatrughan Sinha on Friday asked reporters about the what the hurry was in the matter of the Supreme Court decision on Babri Masjid. Speaking outside the parliament, he said that situation was peaceful. Earlier today, the Supreme Court had declined to have an urgent hearing on the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid issue. The SC further questioned the petitioner Subramanian Swamy’s role in the case and refused any outside intervention. The petition by Subramanian Swamy had pleaded with the court to speed up the process and deliver an early judgement, which the apex court refused to do.
The Supreme Court is also reported to have told Swamy that it was unaware of the fact that he was a party to the case and asked him about his locus stand, saying that it did not have the time to hear him now. To which, Swamy had said that his Right to Pray had been affected by the case and he had filed an intervening application. On March 30, the son of Mohammad Hashim Ansari, the oldest litigant in the case had written to the apex court and raised objections to the plea filed by Swamy for an emergency hearing without first having the involved parties informed.
The letter had stated that the related cases had arisen out of an original suit and none of it had involved Dr Subramanian Swamy. It had further alleged that Swamy had previously repeatedly mentioned the matter orally and despite various requests had not informed that concerned AORs stating that he was not obliged to do so. Ansari’s son had further said that he wished to place his objection on the record. Mohammad Hashim Ansari, who was one of the oldest litigants in the Babri Masjid-Ram Mandir dispute case, died in July 2016 due to a heart-related problem at the age 95. Other accused in the case involve, senior BJP leader LK Advani, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti, Murli Manohar Joshi and others.