New Delhi: As Supreme Court directed the listing of the Ayodhya title suit matter in January 2019, Uttar Pradesh Deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said that the adjournment of hearing doesn’t send a good message. “I don’t want to comment since it’s the decision of Supreme Court. However, the adjournment of hearing doesn’t send a good message,” Maurya said, while speaking to ANI.
On the other hand, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi welcomed SC’s decision saying we’ll have to follow it if it’s their decision. He also dared the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party to bring an ordinance on Ram temple. (Also read: ‘Ask SC to Enact Law For Ram Temple’)
“Why don’t they bring it (ordinance on Ram temple)? Let them do it. Every time they are threatening that they will bring an ordinance. Every Tom, Dick & Harry of BJP, RSS, VHP says this. Do it. You are in power. I challenge you to do it. Let us see,” Owaisi said.
Their reaction comes after a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi directed the hearing for next year on a batch of petitions challenging the 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict trifurcating the disputed site in Ayodhya into three parts for Ram Lalla, Nirmohi Akhara and the original Muslim litigant. Besides Gogoi, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice K.M. Joseph were also on the bench.
Earlier in the day, Union Minister Giriraj Singh had said that Hindus are on the verge of losing their patience and anything can happen in the country. “Hindus are losing patience. I am afraid that if they lose their patience, anything can happen in this country. Either government should bring in the law or the court should give the judgment (Ab Hinduon ka sabr tut raha hai. Mujhe bhay hai ki Hinduon ka sabr tuta toh kya hoga),” Singh had said.