The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined the urgent listing of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s plea seeking enforcement of his fundamental right to worship at the disputed Ram temple at Ayodhya and asked him to mention it again “later on”.
A Bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud considered Mr. Swamy’s plea. “You mention it later on,” the Bench said.
Mr. Swamy said the term “later on” was very subjective and added that he would mention his plea for hearing after 15 days again.
On March 14, a special Bench of the CJI and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S.A. Nazeer had dashed the hopes of activists like Shyam Benegal and Teesta Setalvad to intervene in the Ayodhya land dispute case and made it clear that only the parties to original lawsuits would be allowed to contest.
It had also disallowed Mr. Swamy, at whose instance the cases were fast-tracked, from intervening in the main case.
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