A Minister in Uttar Pradesh made remarks that the construction of a temple in the disputed site at Ayodhya is a certainty because “the Supreme Court is ours”.

 “The construction of a Ram temple is our resolve. The Supreme Court is ours, the judiciary, the country and the temple are ours,” is what the Minister for Cooperatives, Mukut Bihari Verma, is reported to have said.

SC bench which is hearing a set of appeals against the decree passed by the Allahabad High Court on Ayodhya site, condemned the remarks.

Mr. Verma has sought to clarify that when he said the court was “ours”, he did not mean that the government “owns the court”, but only that the court belongs to everyone and that it reflected his faith in the top Court. However, the clarification given is not a sufficient explanation for the comments which were made.

Source: The Hindu