While the Supreme Court is deliberating on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute case verdict and the mediation panel’s proposed 'settlement plan', Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Sakshi Maharaj has already set a date for the start of Ram Mandir construction in Ayodhya.
BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj has said that temple construction will begin in Ayodhya from December 6. Incidentally, December 6 was the date when the Babri mosque was demolished in Ayodhya in 1992.
"It is logical that temple construction should begin on the date when the structure was demolished," Sakshi Maharaj said.
"This dream is being realised due to the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath," he said while talking to reporters in Unnao on Wednesday.
He said that Hindus and Muslims should come together to help in the temple construction. "The Sunni Waqf Board should accept the fact that Babar was an invader and not their ancestor," he added.
The final arguments in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute case ended on Wednesday. The Supreme Court Bench is likely to consult about the way forward as the nation waits for the key verdict, which is likely to come in November next month.
With Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi retiring on November 17, the Ayodhya judgment is likely to be pronounced before that. One of the major points of the top court’s deliberation would by the Sunni Waqf Board’s offer to give up its claim on the disputed site in lieu of some other deal.
As reported by News Nation, the Sunni Waqf Board has said that it is ready to withdraw its claim over the land if the disputed site is taken over by the Central government. Though other Muslim parties differ from the Sunni Waqf Board, others that are in favour of the settlement plan include Nirvani Akhada, Nirmohi Akhada, Ram Janmabhoomi Punruddhar Samiti and some other Hindu parties.
According to PTI, the parties have sought settlement under the provisions of The Places of Worship Act, 1991 which provides that no dispute with regard to any mosque or other religious places, which have been constructed after demolition of temples and are existing as in 1947, would be raised in a court of law. The Act, however, excludes the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute from its purview.