Hours after the Supreme Court adjourned the Ayodhya title suit till January 2019, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy said that the court is not above the Parliament and that he would raise the issue in the upcoming winter session.
Swamy also said that the Parliament has the right to alter laws and the apex court can only consider whether they are in violation of the Constitution or not. He further said that the top court cannot pass any law and only the Parliament can.
“So they have put it off to January, that’s the court’s authority but in my opinion Parliament also has an authority. The court is not above Parliament. This mistake should be removed from the minds of the people. We have the right to alter laws. The Supreme Court can consider whether this is a violation of the Constitution or not. Nothing more than that. Supreme Court cannot pass any law, only Parliament can,” the BJP leader said.
“In my opinion, we should do it (bring an ordinance on the matter). We have waited enough. This is the matter for which it’s very clear that there was a Ram temple. I will raise it in the Parliament session. No question about it that we should bring an ordinance proclaiming a law which says that the 2.67 acres of land be given to Hindu organisations to start building a temple,” he added.
Earlier in the day, the apex court adjourned the Ayodhya title suit till January to fix the date of hearing in the matter.
Sharing details of the case, counsel for Hindu Mahasabha Barun Kumar Sinha said, “The matter was regarding the hearing today but the Chief Justice bench said that this matter be placed before the bench in the month of January when they will decide the dates of hearing.”
The 2010 verdict of the Allahabad High Court had divided the disputed land in Ayodhya into three parts for each of the parties- the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.