The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition seeking an urgent hearing in the Ayodhya title suit. The petition in the apex court was filed after the apex court had deferred the hearing on the matter till January, reported ANI.
The Supreme Court was hearing a plea filed by Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha seeking an early hearing of the Ram Janmabhoomi case. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice SK Kaul observed that the petitions had already been listed in January.
“We have already passed the order. The appeals are coming up in January, permission declined,” the bench said while rejecting the request of early hearing. The petition was brought by lawyer Barun Kumar Sinha, appearing for Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha.
The Supreme Court on October 29th had adjourned hearings in the Ayodhya dispute until January next year. The Supreme Court has also said that it will decide in January whether the case should be heard in February, March, April or after that.
The Apex Court was hearing a batch of pleas challenging Allahabad High Court’s 2010 verdict which had divided the disputed site into three parts. The order had awarded one-third portion each to the Nirmohi Akhara, the Sunni Central Wakf Board of UP and Ramlalla Virajman.
The Court will now hear the case in the first week of January for fixing a schedule for hearing.
The demand for the Ram Mandir at Ayodhya has been steadily growing as several Hindu groups have come out on the streets against the Supreme Court’s decision to postpone the hearing. The Hindu organisations are also planning the future course of action regarding building the Ram Mandir at Ayodhya. Recently, more than 3000 Hindu saints from all the 125 communities of the Hindu religion had come together in Delhi to discuss the crucial issue of building Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
Various Hindu Organisations including the RSS have been putting severe pressure on the BJP to bring in an ordinance relating to the early construction of Ram Mandir. RSS has said that it will take up another agitation similar to the one in 1992 “if needed” in order to ensure the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya.RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat at his annual Vijayadashami celebration speech had urged the Narendra Modi-led BJP government of bringing in a law to build a Ram Mandir at the disputed land in Ayodhya.