On Friday 18th November 2016 the Supreme Court agreed to hear BJP’ Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy’s plea seeking to hear on Ayodhya dispute on a day-to-day basis.
A bench of Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justice A R Dave listed the plea for next week after he sought and urgent hearing on Ayodhya dispute. It said that it would like to hear Swamy’s plea as to why a day-to-day hearing should be conducted.
Swamy said that since the Ram Mandir was a part of BJP’s election manifesto, it could not be ignored. He had said that it was the party’s duty to the people to deliver on that promise. Swamy had admitted that the matter could not be solved with force and hence had urged the Supreme Court to take action as the matter had been pending for 6 years, it should be heard on day-to-day basis.
In February, Swamy had moved a fresh petition in the apex court seeking direction to allow construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya at the site where the disputed structure was demolished in 1992 and had mentioned it before a bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur for urgent hearing.
In this petition he had claimed that under the practices prevalent in Islamic countries, a mosque could be shifted to any other place for public purposes like constructing road, whereas a temple once constructed cannot be touched.
Challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict of three-way division of the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya, he sought various directions to expedite the disposal of several petetions on 30 September, 2010.