The Centre on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court to allow it to hand over a portion of land around the disputed site in Ayodhya to the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas.
Bharaiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy took to his twitter account and tweeted, “The Centre has gone to SC in a WP to seek 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.”
This land is part of the 67 acres acquired by the central government over 25 years ago after the demolition of the Babri Masjid.
The government has filed the petition on a day the Supreme Court was to hear the Ayodhya case.
The hearing was cancelled due to the non-availability of Justice SA Bobde.
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the temple-mosque case must be heard in court without delay.
The Ayodhya case has been pending for so many years.
Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi reconstituted the five-judge Constitution bench to hear the Ayodhya case after Justice UU Lalit recused himself after objections were raised by Muslim parties as Justice Lalit had represented former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh as a lawyer in a Babri Masjid case.
Last week, Justice Abdul Nazeer and Justice Ashok Bhushan were added to the bench. The bench also has Justices SA Bobde and DY Chandrachud.