Ayodhya land dispute: SC to hear matter on August 11

| Updated: Aug 05, 2017 00:44 IST

New Delhi [India] August 4 (ANI): The Supreme Court will hear the Ayodhya land dispute case on August 11 at 2 p.m. This was confirmed to ANI by M. R. Samshad, the counsel in the case. Earlier on March 31, the apex court had refused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy's plea seeking urgent and expeditious hearing of the Ayodhya matter. The apex court questioned Swamy's role in the matter and said it did not have the time to hear the plea. "What is your locus standi in the case? We didn't know that you are a party to the case. We don't have time to hear you now," the court said. Swamy told ANI, "Of course, I am not connected with the petty issue of property ownership. All I am concerned about is with my fundamental right to worship." The court had said that the Ayodhya dispute is a sensitive and sentimental issue that needs to be settled amicably and through consensus. The court suggested that if required, a principal mediator can be chosen by the court to settle the issue. Chief Justice J.S. Khehar said if the parties want him to mediate, then he is ready for the task. (ANI)