Ayodhya, Aug 10: In an unprecedented move, the Supreme court has ruled repairs could be made at the Ram Lalla temple located at the disputed site of Ayodhya, which once hosted the Babri Masjid. The apex court said that the repairs should be undertaken by the Distrcit Collector of Faizabad under the supervision of two independent observers.
The Apex court on Friday asked the UP government to make water facilities available or whatever is required to meet the basic requirements of the pilgrims. A bench of justice Anil R Dave and Justice Kurien Joseph said this, without paying any heed to the UP government's assurances that this aspect is not being neglected. Dave said,"the prayer is for some facilities. If these can be made available, then do it."
This reaction by the SC came after BJP leader Subramanium Swamy told the court that he was seeking the upkeep of the place and facilities for the pilgrims. Swamy also claimed that the proposal was sent by the temple authorities.
Swamy sought court's help, claiming that thousands of pilgrims going to Ayodhya were not being provided basic amenities and facilities like toilets, drinking water, toilets, cloak rooms and bathing facilities even when they paid high prices for the tour.