Hours after the Supreme Court ordered that Ayodhya land case is to be listed in the first week of January for fixing a date for hearing, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has ordered the centre to bring an ordinance in the upcoming Winter session for the creation of Ram Mandir on Ram Janmabhoomi. Holding a press conference in the aftermath of the decision of the apex court, working president of VHP, Alok Kumar said:
"Honourable SC has once again adjourned the hearing of the Ram Janmabhoomi appeals to the year 2019. This fortifies the VHP's stance that the solution to the Ram Janmabhoomi issue is not in eternally waiting for the hearing of the appeals pending now for almost 7 years. The VHP reiterates its request to the union government to now enact a law to clear the way for a grand temple of Shri Ram at Ayodhya. This may be done at the coming Winter Session of Parliament. The VHP shall intensify its campaign to achieve this objective."
In the aftermath of SC's order, a number of individuals and groups have spoken out against the decision while calling for the government to pass an ordinance. Chief of Bajrang Dal, Vinay Katiyar, accused Congress of having a role behind the decision of the topmost court on this matter. He said:
"This is all happening because of the pressure given by Congress. This is all done by Kapil Sibal. This is an examination of patience of Hindus. When a date was fixed they should have heard the case. but they don't consider this for an urgent hearing where so many people have died. I think this is a time to bring a new 'andolan'. How long will we wait? We want that land of our Lord Ram. Everyone knows that this is the land of Ram. The Congress party will know about this during 2019 elections."
Amidst all the hue and cry seeking the Ayodhya land title case to be fast-tracked and judgment be pronounced as soon as possible, the Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the matter and ordered it to be listed in the first week of January for fixing a date for hearing.
The three-judge bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi has decided to list the matter to be taken up in the first week of 2019, and it will then pronounce when the hearing on the case will begin. Despite the centre's plea to take up the case after Diwali break, the apex court stated that no urgent date can be given as of now due to other priorities.