Ayodhya issue: Temple would be built either through court or Parliament, says Ram Janambhoomi Nyas

Babri Masjid Ram Temple Supreme court
Babri Masjid Ram Temple Supreme court

Lucknow, July 18 : With the mediation panel set to submit its report to the Supreme Court on the Ayodhya dispute on Thursday as per the order by the Constitution bench, Ram Janambhoomi Nyas member Mahant Kamal Nayan Das said the temple would be built in Ayodhya for which either the court gives permission or Parliament brings a legislation for it.

Das said that such a committee was not needed at all as there is no dispute about where Lord Ram was born. “We want the court to give its verdict on the basis of the facts presented before it during hearing of the case,” Das said.

“We were always against the Supreme Court-appointed three-member mediation panel formed to resolve the Ayodhya dispute. There is actually no dispute on where Lord Ram was born. The world knows that Lord Ram was born in Ayodhya and a temple should be built here,” he told.

The Nyas was founded as an independent trust by members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on January 25, 1993 to take charge of the disputed site and oversee the construction of the Ram temple.

“All political parties are directly or indirectly favouring a temple here. No political party has opposed the temple because millions of Hindus have their sentiments attached to the issue,” he added.

A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, had on March 8 set up the panel of mediators, headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice F.M. Khalifulah.

The panel submitted an interim report in a sealed cover on May 7 after which the Supreme Court gave it time till August 15 to work out “an amicable solution” to the issue, on the request of the committee.

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