Hearing the petition filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy in the apex court in the ongoing dispute, Supreme Court said that this is a sentimental issue and it’s better to sort it out outside the court through negotiations agreed upon by all the petitioners than by judicial pronouncements.
“An amicable and out-of-the court settlement of the Ayodhya Ramjanm bhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute is a better course than insisting on judicial pronouncement,” said a bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul.
Subramaniam Swami had requested the Supreme Court to constitute a bench to hear the batch of petitions challenging 2010 Allahabad High Court Order by calling it a sensitive issue. However, Supreme Court has asked Swami to make fresh negotiations outside of the court and if negotiations break down then Supreme Court will intervene and appoint a mediator for resolution.
However, people are still affected by the issue as is clear from their reactions. Check out how Twitterati reacted to Supreme Court’s statement:
— #Intolerant भारतीय (@goyalsanjeev) March 21, 2017
68 years later the SC says to go for an “out-of-court-settlement” is it a joke. This is how you will do justice. SHAME #RamMandir
— Ravi Keshri (@TheRaviKeshri) March 21, 2017
Says, will mediate if required.pic.twitter.com/0TT5jJg6go
— Satya™ (@brah_mos) March 21, 2017
When all proofs are in place why is Judiciary doing all this nautanki?
Is there no limit to harassment?#Rammandir https://t.co/Ikbh6jaakA
— सत्यसाधक/Truthseeker (@RituRathaur) March 21, 2017
Ram Mandir is one of the most contentious issues over last 25 years in India – the matter has been pending in the Supreme Court.