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Ram Mandir in Ayodhya soon? SC offers to mediate, seeks urgent hearing next week

The Ram Mandir issue in Ayodhya may be resolved soon. The Supreme Court today sought an urgent hearing on the matter next week and offered to play a mediator to sort out the controversy after suggesting the contesting groups to try for an amicable solution by talks, reports said.

The SC intervention in the matter comes just a few days after BJP returned to power in politically crucial Uttar Pradesh and installed Yogi Adityanath as the Chief Minister of the state.

The Yogi has been a vocal champion of the construction of Ram Mandir at a controversial site in Ayodhya, which is considered by a majority of Hindus as the birthplace of Lord Ram.

Yogi’s Gorakhdham Math was at the forefront of Ram Mandir movement in Ayodhya in the early 1990s. During the election campaign recently, Yogi had claimed several times that Ram Mandir will be constructed if BJP comes to power in the state.

The court has asked the contesting groups to think of ways for out of court settlement in the case. If the negotiations break down then SC will intervene and appoint a mediator for resolution.

The Top Court has asked lawyer and BJP MP Subramaniam Swamy to mention the matter on or before March 31 after the former sought urgent hearing saying it was a sensitive matter.