New Delhi: Muslim Rashtriya Manch leader Yasir Jilani on Friday raked up the issue of Ram Temple and said the community believes that it’s time the temple should be constructed in Ayodhya. Talking to news agency ANI, Jilani said, “We are trying to gather Muslims from all over the country in December. We are calling 25,000 people to Ramlila Maidan (Delhi). We will send a message that the Muslims of India believe that it’s time the RamTemple is constructed in Ayodhya.”
On October 29, the Supreme Court adjourned the Ayodhya title suit till next year to fix a date for the hearing. The court was hearing the matter which challenged the 2010 ruling of the Allahabad High Court which divided the disputed land into three parts.
Meanwhile, Karnataka minister BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan had also said that they have no objection over the construction of the temple in Ayodhya but demanded that mosque should also be built there. Talking to reporters, he had said, “Not only the Muslims in Karnataka but Muslims across the country are not against Ram Mandir. Build Ram Mandir but our mosque which was martyred should also be made. We are not against Ram Mandir, we are just demanding our right.”
On Diwali eve, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had asserted that the construction work for Ram Mandir in Ayodhya will start very soon. He had earlier also called for an early resolution to the Ayodhya dispute.
Recently, Congress including other parties had tried to corner the ruling party on the Ram temple issue. The Congress had been accusing the BJP of raising the temple issue only when elections are around the corner.
The Babri Masjid, built by Mughal emperor Babur in Ayodhya in 1528, was, on December 6, 1992, razed to the ground allegedly by Hindu activists, claiming that the mosque was constructed after demolishing a Ram temple that originally stood there.
Earlier, a three-judge bench, by a 2:1 majority, refused to refer to a five-judge constitution bench the issue of reconsideration of the observations in its 1994 judgment that a mosque was not integral to Islam. The matter had arisen during the hearing of the Ayodhya land dispute.
An apex court bench headed by then Chief Justice Dipak Misra said the civil suit has to be decided on the basis of evidence, adding that the previous verdict has no relevance to this issue.
As many as 14 appeals have been filed against the high court judgment, delivered in four civil suits, that the 2.77 acres of land be partitioned equally among three parties — the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.