Raja Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy sought an urgent hearing of Ayodhya dispute in a plea to the Supreme Court. In the plea, Swamy insisted on the immediate rebuilding of Ram Mandir at the site of the demolished Babri Masjid.
The SC asked Swamy to consult all the parties and inform it about the decision on 31 March. The SC bench headed by CJI Khehar suggested a settlement outside court.
“These are matters of religion. Is it possible to give a call? Why don’t you make an attempt to sort it out sitting across the table,” Live Law quoted the CJI as saying.
The court has asked Swamy to petition again on Friday next week.
In 2010, the Allahabad court had suggested a three-way division of the disputed land of Rama’s birthplace and Babri Masjid.