The Babri Masjid- Ram Janmabhoomi issuewhich is going on since a long time is expected to get resolved by 2019. The government has left it to the supreme court to give judgement on the issue. The case has the hearing on January 10, 2019. On this date, there was no intimation for the outcome of the issue. The court has set up a 5 judge panel for the betterment of the judgement. The next hearing given by the panel is on January 29.
As hearing began on Thursday, 10 January, senior counsel Rajeev Dhawan, appearing for one of the Muslim parties, told the bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi that Justice Lalit, in 1997, appeared for former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh in one of the matters related to the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute.
Iqbal Ansari, who is the main litigant from the Muslim side in the Ayodhya dispute, while speaking to CNN-News18 said, “Lots of people were hopeful that the hearing will begin today, but we have to obey on what the Supreme Court decides. The court will not come under any kind of religious pressure. No ordinance or law will be passed on the basis of religion.” He added that the demolishing of the Babri Masjid was a part of a larger political conspiracy, but “this time around, people are intelligent, they understand and will not let those who indulge in such stunts come to power.”
Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had suggested that any decision on an ordinance on Ram temple in Ayodhya can happen only after the completion of the judicial process.
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.