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Ram Temple in Ayodhya will be ready by next Diwali: Subramanian Swamy

News Agencies | Updated on: 16 October 2017, 14:02 IST

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy has said that the construction of proposed Ram Temple in Ayodhya, which is on halt now, will commence in August and be completed by next Diwali.

Swamy said, "By the time the review petition by the Supreme Court is over, we will start the construction of the Ram Temple in August and it will be ready by next Diwali."

The Supreme Court will commence the final hearing of the long-standing Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute">Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute from December 5, a day before the 25th anniversary of the demolition of the medieval-era structure.

Taking to ANI, Swamy said, "The Muslim parties in the case have argued that the Ram Janmabhoomi property is theirs because Mughal Emperor Babur captured it. But, the Allahabad High Court has already rejected their argument."

"But I have brought in a new argument for which they have no reply. I have argued that I have a fundamental right to worship on the Ram Janmabhoomi," he added.

He further said, "The Muslim parties are only asking for property right, which is an ordinary right. So by the the previous judgement of the top court, the fundamental right will triumph over the ordinary right. Therefore, there is no case and we are going to win it."

Swamy further informed that the apex court hearing is based on documents, and not on any witnesses so an undue delay is not possible in it.

The top court, after an intense deliberation for more than one-and-half-hours, on August 12, reached a consensus on the commencement of the hearing on a total of 13 appeals filed against the 2010 judgement of the Allahabad High Court in four civil suits.

Another sect of the Muslims under the banner of Shia Central Waqf Board of Uttar Pradesh recently went to the court offering a solution that a mosque could be built in a Muslim-dominated area at a "reasonable distance" from the disputed site in Ayodhya.


First published: 16 October 2017, 14:02 IST