New Delhi: The Supreme Court, today will decide the date of hearing of the Ayodhya Case which is pending before the court since two decades. It is expected that a three judge bench including Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi wil be formed for its hearing. The Ruling party BJP and the right-wing groups want that the legal aspect of the matter should be decided first so that construction of the temple can be started before the general elections are announced. The Apex Court had refused to hear it last year but had asked the Centre for an ordinance.
Chief Justice Gogoi, who was heading the bench, clarified the appeals would come up before a bench “not for hearing but for fixing the date of hearing”.
Despite pressure from right-wing groups, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his New Year interview, said that, the government will decide on the issue after the judicial process is over. “After the judicial process is over, whatever be our responsibility as government, we are ready to make all efforts,” said PM Modi.