Govt makes a major move on Ram temple issue, ahead of national election

Ahead of the national election, the central government has made a major move.

The central government has now asked the top court to allow it to hand over a part of the land near the disputed temple-mosque site in Ayodhya to
the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas.

It need be mentioned that Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas is the trust overseeing the Ram temple plan.

The move that is big on optics ahead of the national election due by May.

The petition filed yesterday mostly signals the commitment of the BJP-led government towards the Ayodhya cause as rightwing groups amp up the campaign for a temple at what they believe is the birthplace of Lord Ram.

The Supreme Court had ordered status quo on around 67 acres of land that was acquired by the government in 1993, a year after the 16th century Babri mosque was razed by Hindu activists who believed it was built on the ruins of an ancient temple. Only 0.313 acres of the land is disputed,
says the centre.

The Supreme Court was to hear the Ayodhya title suit today but the hearing was cancelled because one of the judges, Justice SA Bobde, was not available for medical reasons.

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