The most disputed controversy between Hindu and Muslim which is almost a century old has been tried once gain to be resolved. Supreme Court today proposed the order that it is ready to make recent hearing from both the parties to settle the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute to negotiated settlements. CJI J S Khehar said that it is willing to sit as a principal negotiator with the mediators chosen by both the parties. He also said to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy that if the parties wanted any other panel of judges, then he can also make that available. However, CJI Khehar along with the bench of Judges stressed on the point that both the parties should approach the court with the intention of ‘giving a bit and taking a bit’ mindset. It primarily focused on the negotiable settlement between both the parties trying to end a century-long dispute.
Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid Dispute is almost a century long. Ayodhya which is the birth place of Hindu Deity Rama is one of the populous habitats of Muslim Communities in India as it is located in Uttar Pradesh which has a large number of Muslim population in the state. It is said that one of the General of Mughal Emperor Babur invaded Ayodhya where he reportedly destroyed the Hindu Temple and built a mosque over it which is known as Babri Masjid. Tough the facts are still not clear, but after the reports of Archaeological Survey Of India, it was clear that there was a Temple before the Mosque was built over it.
At times, both Hindus and Muslims used to worship the place where the Muslims worshiped inside the Mosque, and The Hindus worshiped outside the Mosque but at the same compound of the site. But after some political interference, the Mosque was destroyed by the Hindu Sabha Workers and Idols of Rama and Sita was placed inside the destroyed Mosque. The Babri Masjid was destroyed in a riot on 6 December 1992 where the severe clash between the Hindus and Muslims occurred. After the dispute a hearing a passed by the Allahabad High Court, it stated that the site would be divided into three parts. One-third will be given to Ram Lalla (Infant Rama) represented by Hindu Maha Sabha for the construction of the Ram Mandir, the next one-third going to Sunni Waqf Board and the remaining one-third will be going to the Hindu religious denomination Nirmohi Akhara.
But the orders were not accepted by both the parties who agreed not to go by the Court’s orders. Now after the Supreme Court’s proposal, fresh negotiations shall be made, and both the parties are expected to talk with a sense of responsibility. However, it is not the first time that the Court has sent its proposal to the parties. The Court’s orders for three partitions of the site is pending in the Court for a very long time. This time too, it is unclear from both the parties about their actions.