Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath on Monday put forth a fresh demand relating to the Ram Mandir case in Ayodhya, stating that the matter which is presently in Supreme Court should be resolved at the '24th hour'.
Speaking at the UP state assembly, Yogi referred to the judgment of Allahabad High Court while reiterating his demand that Ram Mandir should be built at the Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya at the earliest.
"Allahabad HC's three-judge bench said that where Ram lalla is situated, that is Ram Janmbhoomi. So I think and nation thinks that the dispute ends there. There is no question of division. There is no dispute of division. The dispute was only if it's Ram janmbhoomi or not. And now that it's decided, a matter which can be resolved in 24 hours shouldn't take 25th hour. I feel faith should be respected.....The nation and the world know Ayodhya by the name of Ram and not by the name of a foreign invader," he added.
The Uttar Pradesh CM is one of the many seeking a quick resolution of the case, especially after the recent developments in the Supreme Court. The apex court, on January 27, adjourned the case for the third time running since October 2018.
Following that, the pro-Mandir groups, and even the government, have taken measures to find a solution to end the long-running case.
On January 29, the Centre filed a petition in front of the top court seeking permission to return all excess acquired land at the Ram Janmabhoomi site. The application read that about 67 acres of land was acquired in all, over 25 years ago. Apart from the disputed land, which is about 0.313 acres, the rest can be returned to the owners, ie Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas.
It was met with a positive response, with pro-Mandir groups and people demanding construction of Ram Mandir to begin at the undisputed land.
A day later, seers at the Dharam Sansad that was taking place in Ayodhya made a massive claim that the construction of the temple will begin on February 21. Swaroopanand Saraswati, the Dwarka Pith's Shankaracharya, made the announcement. He said that the foundation stone would be laid on February 21.