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Yogi Adityanath, Ram Madhav, others hail Centre’s move for release of excess land in Ayodhya


Bhartiya Janta Party General Secretary Ram Madhav on Tuesday hailed Centre’s move to seek permission from Top Court to release undisputed land from Ayodhya Title Dispute Case. Madhav said, ‘A much-awaited decision because the land in question belongs to Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas, it was acquired in 1993, has nothing to do with a central dispute, it’s in the vicinity of the main disputed area. There is status quo ordered by SC, that’s why govt approached the court’, he said as quoted by ANI.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also welcomed the move. He said, ‘We welcome the move by the Centre. We have been saying that we should get permission to use the undisputed land’ he said as quoted saying by ANI.

Hailing the Government for the move, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said: ‘BJP always maintained Ram temple be built on Ram Janmabhoomi. Whatever legal measure is required, BJP will try for that. PM had clarified that ppl want temple but the matter is sub-judice&measures will be taken accordingly. Today’s application is also a legal decision.

He attacked the Congress for blocking the process, and said, ‘Congress always tries to block the process. Kapil Sibal‘s argument of allotting a date for hearing in the matter only after July’19 is evident to that. They don’t believe in Ram. Affidavit submitted by the then Congress govt on Ram Setu called it imaginary”

Subramanian Swamy after the move took to Twitter and said, ‘The Centre has gone to SC in a WP to seek a release of the non – disputed part of RJB land of 67 acres to start immediate construction. My meeting last evening with HM I had a discussion on my approach. But Centre was keen to obtain prior permission to start construction’

The Centre Government on Tuesday moved to Supreme Court seeking permission for release of excess vacant land acquired around Ayodhya disputed site and be handed over to Ramjanambhoomi Nyas. Centre seeks direction to release 67 acres acquired land out of which 0.313 acres is disputed land.

The Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas which has right over 42 acres of the land out of 67 acres had moved to Central Government seeking a return of its 42 acres acquired land. The central government in 1991 had acquired 67-acre land around the disputed site.

Earlier on Sunday, Supreme Court had deferred the Hearing of the Ayodhya Title Dispute Case citing ‘unavailability’ of one of the five Judges. ‘Justice S A Bobde will not be available on January 29 due to which sitting of the Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi stands cancelled’, as per a notice issued by the Supreme Court registry.

The notice, however, has not mentioned a future date for the hearing of Ayodhya Title Dispute.

The Ayodhya Dispute title case deals with who owns the controversial land where Babri Masjid once stood and where Lord Ram Believed to have been born. The Allahabad High Court in 2010 verdict had divided the land between three petitioners — two of favoured building a Ram Mandir at the Ayodhya site while the third wanted the Babri Masjid rebuilt.

All the petitioners appealed against the Allahabad High Court verdict. The Supreme Court will now begin hearing those appeals.

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