New Delhi(PTI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday lifted its embargo and allowed the Centre to…
In a relief for pilgrims, Supreme Court on Monday decided to allow allows repairing of covers and providing other facilities at makeshift Ram Lalla Temple at the disputed sight in Ayodha.
The court has ordered that the entire excercise needs to be undertaken by District Collector of Faizabad under the supervision of two independent observers.
In March, SC had asked the Centre to consider the facilities feasible in the present scenario that could be provided to pilgrims at ‘Ram Janam Bhoomi’ site near the disputed structure at Ayodhya. Supreme Court asked the Centre to file its response within four weeks after taking note of the basic minimum facilities that have been sought for pilgrims in an application filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy.
The BJP leader submitted that pilgrims, who are devotees of Lord Rama, are deprived of even basic facilities like drinking water and toilets and face difficulty due to inadequate arrangement made by both the Centre and Uttar Pradesh Government.
Swamy had said the status quo order passed by the apex court in 1996 was limited to prohibit building of any structure at the disputed site. In his application, he has sought an order from the apex court to “ameliorate the lot of millions of Hindu pilgrims who make the pilgrimage to the site of the ‘Ram Janam Bhoomi’ at Ayodhya, to have a ‘darshan’ and perform ‘pooja’ in honour of ‘Sri Ram Lalla Virajman’.”
With PTI inputs