LUCKNOW: A day after Supreme Court of India deferred hearing in Ayodhya title suit by three months till January next year, CM Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday felt that sometimes justice delayed was justice denied but he appealed the saints and seers of the temple town to have patience and join efforts to find an amicable solution to the vexed issue through peaceful means.
"The issue of land dispute related to Ramjanmabhoomi should be resolved through consensus among all the stakeholders but if that option is feasible, there are others routes as well," said CM Yogi while expressing his views over the deferment of hearing in title suit of 2.77-acre land caught in the decades-old imbroglio.
Seemingly miffed and disappointed with the delay in regular hearing and subsequent order in the issue, CM Yogi felt that justice delayed sometimes becomes injustice. "Samay se mila nyay, nyay kehlata hai. Der se mila nyay kabhi kabhi anyay ke saman ho jata hai (Justice delivered in time is called the genuine justice. Justice delayed sometimes becomes injustice)," said the CM.
He added that the majority community was pinning hopes on the Supreme Court expecting an early solution to the vexed issue but it has been deferred by another three months. "I personally feel that the majority sentiment should be honoured in such cases," averred Yogi.
Striking a sympathetic note with the saints and seers of the temple town, the CM tried to calm them down. "I respect the saints and seers and they have always blessed the BJP," he claimed, adding that one must not lose patience in troubled times and should face the problems with a calm mind.
The CM urged the seers to be patient as it was the transition period which demanded their constructive participation in genuine and positive efforts being made towards the resolution of the issue. When asked if he supported the ordinance route to the temple construction, CM Yogi Adityanath did not rule out the possibility but favoured consensus through mutual dialogue among the stakeholders as the best option.
"I would want an urgent resolution of the Ram Janmabhoomi issue. Since Ayodhya is in Uttar Pradesh, the responsibility of maintaining law and order in the state is on us and we will fulfil our duties," said the CM. He batted for peaceful settlement of the issue respecting the constitutional framework of the country.
Notably, the Hindu outfits have been mounting pressure on the Centre to take the ordinance route to facilitate temple construction in Ayodhya. Such voices grew shriller after SC's stance over the issue on Monday. However, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, in his address on Vijay Dashmi, renewed a tone for temple construction by asking the Modi government to formulate a law for the purpose.