23, Feb 2016
Swamy in his petition claimed a mosque could be shifted to any other place for public purposes like constructing road etc., whereas a temple once constructed cannot be touched.
By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:February 22, 2016 10:25 pm
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday moved a fresh petition seeking direction to allow construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya at the site where the disputed structure was demolished in 1992.
The petition was mentioned before a bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur, which said the matter would be listed before the bench already hearing other matters relating to temple-mosque dispute.
Swamy submitted that the fresh petition be heard separately, but the bench, which also comprised Justices U U Lalit, said it was leaving it to the other bench which as seized of matters arising out of the Ayodhya dispute.
“If the concerned bench deems it fit to hear the matter separately, it will hear. But if it decides to tag the matter, it is for the concerned bench,” the bench said. Swamy in his petition claimed 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 cannot be touched.