The Ram Temple construction issue is gathering momentum again. This time the BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has moved the Supreme Court seeking construction of Lord Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya. While mentioning his petition before the apex court bench headed by Chief Justice T.S. Thakur, Swamy said that under the practices prevalent in Islamic countries a mosque could be shifted to any other place for public purposes like constructing road etc., whereas a temple once constructed could not be touched.
He said that the disputed mosque in Ayodhya could be shifted to some place across river Saryu and the Lord Ram temple be constructed at the disputed site. The court said that the matter would be listed before the bench already hearing other matters relating to Ram temple-Babri Masjid dispute.
The outspoken and often controversial Subramanian Swamy has claimed that that Ram Temple in Ayodhya will soon become a reality and that the construction work at the site will start before the end of this year.
” There is a public demand for building the Ram Temple. This is not the only project that I’ve been pursuing. Earlier I’ve taken up several projects, including religious ones. On the issue of Ram Temple, people are very much concerned.
They came and told me to pursue it in the manner I did on Ram Setu, which was a big success. The Ram temple will become a reality,” he said, adding “Supreme Court will too give a favourable judgment”.
Seeking day-to-day hearing of the Ram Janmabhoomi issue in the Supreme Court, he said, “Our case is very strong and even the Allahabad High Court had supported out stand based on the evidence presented by us. The historical, archeological and epigraphy-based evidences have shown that there existed a temple beneath the Babri mosque.”