In his bid to resolving the Ram Temple issue, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy has urged four prominent Muslim leaders to agree to “early preferably day-to-day hearings” in the Supreme Court. He has written letters to Kamal Farooqi, Asaduddin Owaisi, Zafaryab Jilani, and Syed Shahabuddin, seeking their cooperation in the matter.
In a television debate with Swamy a few months ago, Owaisi had agreed to daily hearing in the apex court. In the wake of this agreement, Swamy wrote Prime Minister Narendra Mod, requesting him to direct the government’s law officers to seek day-to-day hearings.
In April, the issue whether such hearings should take place came up in the Supreme Court. Muslim leaders, however, remained non-committal in this regard despite Owaisi’s earlier stand, following which the plea for daily hearings was rejected.
The BJP leader, however, did not give up. On May 5, he raised the issue in the Rajya Sabha to which he was nominated recently. He said both sides to the dispute have said that a court order on the issue would be acceptable to them and so the government must agree to do day-to-day hearing on the issue. The government, he said, should make a statement.
While the government is yet to respond positively, Swamy continues in his efforts for the Temple. This time he is not taking any chances. He wants Muslim leaders’ written consent for day-to-day hearings.