SC asks parties to settle Ayodhya dispute outside court

New Delhi, March 21, 2017: The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday proposed that political parties in the Ayodhya morass must settle it out amicably as it is a sensitive and sentimental issue.

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) JS Khehar said that the issue is ‘a matter of sentiment and religion’, and added that the apex court would intervene only if the parties to the case could not solve it. He asked the parties to ‘sit together and arrive at a consensus’.

Khehar said that if negotiations break down, the apex court would appoint a mediator and also sought the urgent hearing on the matter next week.

The court was replying to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy seeking urgent hearing of the case. The court instead asked him to sort out the issue through negotiations agreed upon by all petitioners and inform it before March 31.

 Wefornews Bureau

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