NEW DELHI: As the Supreme Court on Monday deferred the hearing in the Ayodhya case to January 2019, former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to clarify the stand of the Government in the matter.
Mr Sinha, shortly after the Apex court's three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi deferred the matter, tweeted: ''BJP opposed Supreme Court's order on Sabarimala. Even threatened violence.
Now it opposes SC on the postponement of hearing on Ram Mandir. Where are we heading? The party in power is doing all this. Will the PM kindly speak up.
'' Daring the government after the judgement, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi told TV channels,''.
Why don't they bring it (ordinance on Ram temple)? Let them do it. Every time they are threatening that they will bring an ordinance. Everyone in BJP, RSS, VHP says this. Do it. You are in power. I challenge you to do it.
The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned till January, next year, the hearing of a batch of petitions in connection with the Ayodhya land dispute title case.
Headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and also comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and KM Joseph, the bench did not set any specific date.
It ruled,'' We would see in January 2019 when can we hear the case.
The apex court was scheduled to consider a batch of petitions challenging the 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict trifurcating the disputed site at Ayodhya into three parts.
"We adjourn the hearing till January next year. We will decide in 2019 when to hear the matter," the bench said.