Refusing to give an early hearing to Ram Jannambhoomi-Babri Masjid case, Supreme Court while hearing BJP MP Subramanian Swamy’s plea said it was impossible to hold daily hearings in the case due to theÂ shortage of time.
It may be noted that the Chief Justice of India (CJI) JS Khehar had offered his good offices in order to mediate between the two parties to resolve the 25-year-old issue through an out-of-court settlement on March 21.
Swamy argued that such efforts were made in the past too. It was high time the judiciary intervened in the case. After the Allahabad HC verdict, which ruled that disputed be divided equally between Muslims, Hindus and Nirmohi Akhara (a Hindu group), appeals from the parties were pending in the SC.
The parties questioned his (Swamy) capacity to appear in the court and said his interest in the case was nothing but outside interference. The SC, on the other hand, said it didn’t know that he was not â€śa party to the caseâ€ť.
In a tweet, Swamy said the courtâ€™s no to give an urgent hearing in the case was a temporary victory for those who wished to see a delay in resolving the case.