Supreme Court to hear Subramanian Swamy’s plea on Ram Temple construction

The SC today gave a go ahead to an urgent hearing of a plea made by Subramanian Swamy with regard to the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

The hearing is going to happen next week.

It is worthwhile mentioning that a plea by Swamy to ‘re-build’ the Ram temple at the Ramjanmabhoomi site where kar sevaks destroyed Babri Masjid in 1992, will be heard by the SC along with appeals challenging a 2010 Allahabad HC decision fixing the exact birth place of Lord Ram at the disputed Ayodhya site.

A three-judge Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad HC six years back given a unanimous decision that Lord Ram was born under the central dome of the makeshift temple and therefore Hindus have the right to worship there.

Subsequently, the SC had stayed the implementation of the high court decision soon after. The case has remained in limbo from that moment onward.

In his petition filed according to the Article 32 of the Constitution, Swamy contended that the pendency of the appeals in the SC has limited his fundamental right to worship and enjoy dignity of life under the Constitution.

Swamy had earlier claimed that work on the Ram Temple construction could begun in December.