In a major twist in the ongoing Ayodhya land dispute being heard by the Supreme Court, BJP MP Dr. Subramanian Swamy, on Sunday has claimed that the verdict on the case is likely to be announced in November while speaking to reporters in Ayodhya. Dr. Swamy is currently on a visit to the ancient city conducting various activities related to the Ram Mandir. Celebrating his birthday on Sunday, he has stated that he is visiting the city on popular demand. He also stated that Ram Mandir was a fundamental right of Hindus.
"Today, on my birthday, I have come here due to the people's demands. I believe that will win the case. Nobody can take away our fundamental right. By November when the verdict comes, we will celebrate," he said.
Speaking about his approach to the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid case, he said that he had won the case in the High Court. On being advised by the apex Court, Swamy said that he got involved in the main issue currently being heard in the Supreme Court. He further stated that he had used the unique approach on fundamental rights while arguing the case. He has claimed that Hindu's fundamental rights are greater than Muslims' economic rights.
"Earlier I had filed a plea on the Ram Lalla matter in the High Court. After we won the case in the high court, I was advised by the Supreme Court to get involved in the main matter itself. Then I pursued the case in a different angle based on 'fundamental right'. Hindu's fundamental rights are greater than Muslims' economic rights," he added.
The Supreme Court is currently hearing the Muslim parties' arguments on the Babri-Masjid Ramjanmabhoomi land dispute. Several claims have been made by the Muslim parties' counsel Rajeev Dhawan while arguing the case. He has stated that the installation of a Ram idol in the site of Babri Masjid was done after a planned attack (in 1949). He claimed that the Hindu's claims that the idol was installed due to 'Lord's Ram miraculous appearance' was not as such. He had previously argued that no temple existed on the land before Babri Masjid was built. Dhawan had claimed that there is no evidence of a massive structure's existence on the land prior to Babri Masjid's construction.
Earlier on August 2, in a massive setback to the Ayodhya land dispute, the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi had declared that the Ayodhya mediation panel has failed. He announced that day-to-day hearings will start from August 6. A day prior to this announcement, the three-member Ayodhya mediation panel, comprising retired Supreme Court justice Fakkir Kalifulla and also comprises Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Sriram Panchu submitted its status report to the Supreme Court in a sealed cover. This was in compliance with the orders of the apex court earlier on July 11.