New Delhi: Two major national parties on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court’s suggestion of an out-of-court settlement on the Ayodhya dispute. BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said aggrieved parties should keep in mind the “sensitivity” while discussing the matter.
“The Supreme Court has called for an out-of-court settlement between the aggrieved parties. The parties should resolve the issue amicably by talking to each other. We welcome this step and I believe there should be talks outside the court,” Mr Patra said.
The Congress, however, came out with a guarded response, saying there should be a “consensus-based” solution.
“If stakeholders on both the sides can arrive at a mutually acceptable solution, it will go a long way in ensuring lasting peace, goodwill, mutual respect and brotherhood. Otherwise, the SC should adjudicate the issue on merit,” said Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala.
Issue can be settled soon: RSS
Apart from Congress, Rashtriya Svyamsevak Sangh (RSS) also welcomed the suggestion, saying the issue should be resolved at the earliest and a grand shrine should be built with the participation of all.
“We welcome the suggestion of Supre-me Court. The RSS always supported a settlement outside the court or a legislation to solve the sensitive issue,” RSS joint general secretary Datt-atreya Hosabale said. Vishwa Hindu Parishad chief Pravin Togadia said the Central government must bring out a legislation to build the Ram temple.
“The Union government must bring and pass the law to build Ram Temple in Ayodhya at the birth place of Shriram,” he told mediapersons here....