Ayodhya dispute: Maurya hopeful of ‘favourable’ verdict

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Monday suggested two options to resolve the Ramjnamabhoomi dispute in case there is more delay in the Supreme Court verdict. He said either a dialogue process can start between the stakeholders or a law can be passed in Parliament to resolve it.

“We are confident that a favourable judgement from the Apex Court will come. People are hopeful. I am sure that all obstacles pertaining to the construction of the Ram temple will be removed,” Maurya said.

Talking about the two options, Maurya said: “There is demand from saints to resolve the issue at the earliest. If there is any delay in the judgement, there are other options, such as dialogue or passing a law in Parliament. But the signals we are getting indicate that there would not be any delay,” Maurya said.

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.

Since then several hearings have been held in the Supreme Court.