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Lord Ram doesn’t belong to Hindus only, will go to Ayodhya if the matter is resolved amicably: Farooq Abdullah

The Babri Masjid Was Demolished By Karsevaks On December 6, 1992 In Ayodhya, Following Which The Country Witnessed Massive Riots In Which Over 2,000 People Were Killed.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Surabhi Pandey | Updated on: 04 Jan 2019, 01:38:00 PM
Lord Ram doesn’t belong to Hindus only, will go to Ayodhya if the matter is resolved amicably, says Farooq Abdullah

New Delhi:

Hours after the Supreme Court adjourned the Ayodhya title suit hearing till January 10, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah said that the matter should be resolved between people in an amicable manner. “Lord Ram belongs to the whole world, not just Hindus,” Abdullah was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. “Nobody has or can have any issue with Lord Ram. Concrete efforts should be made to resolve the construction issue. And the day it happens, I will myself go and add a brick. There must be a quick solution,” Abdullah further said.


Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court said that an appropriate bench constituted by it will pass an order on January 10 for fixing the date of hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute title case. "Further orders will be passed by an appropriate bench on January 10 for fixing the date for hearing the matter," a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice SK Kaul said. Senior advocates Harish Salve and Rajeev DhaVan, appearing for different parties, did not even get the opportunity to make any submission during the minute-long hearing.

Now, a three-member bench will be set up for taking forward the Ayodhya land dispute case in which as many as 14 appeals were filed against the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgement, delivered in four civil suits, that the 2.77-acre land be partitioned equally among the three parties -- the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.

The apex court on October 29 had fixed the matter in the first week of January before the "appropriate bench". Later, an application was moved for according an urgent hearing by advancing the date, but the top court had refused the plea, saying it had already passed an order on October 29 relating to the hearing of the matter.

The plea for early hearing was moved by the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) which is one of the respondents in the appeal filed by legal heirs of M Siddiq, one of the original litigants in the case. A three-judge bench of the top court had on September 27 last year, by 2:1 majority, refused to refer to a five-judge constitution bench the issue of reconsideration of the observations in its 1994 judgment that a mosque was not integral to Islam. The matter had arisen during the hearing of the Ayodhya land dispute.

Various Hindutva organisations have been demanding an ordinance on early construction of Ram temple at the disputed site. The hearing on Friday assumed importance as Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday had suggested any decision on an ordinance on Ram temple in Ayodhya can happen only after the completion of the judicial process.

PM Modi's comments had come amidst heightened demands by Hindutava organisations, including the RSS, for an ordinance for an early construction of the temple. "Let the judicial process take its own course. Don't weigh it in political terms. Let the judicial process be over. After the judicial process is over, whatever be our responsibility as government, we are ready to make all efforts," the prime minister had said during an interview, broadcast by several TV channels.  

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First Published : 04 Jan 2019, 12:38:18 PM