In this day and age of information overload, it is easy to forget who did the hard yards on a case that took years. Add to that a tendency to appropriate credit for someone else’s work, a phenomenon all too common in India. While the Ram Mandir case is finally heading towards a denouement, it is important to remember that it was Dr. Subramanian Swamy, who fought tooth and nail for daily hearings in this case. If this case got dusted off from the shelf and hearings started, it was because of his Writ Petition [W.P (C) 105 OF 2016], of his Fundamental Right to Worship case, so watertight that it forced the hand of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) to hold a daily hearing.
Why is the Fundamental Right to Worship important?
Because it is a fundamental right guaranteed under Article 25 of the Constitution of India, it includes for Hindus the Right to Pray/ have access to due worship at the place to where faith determines the place where their God (in this case, Lord Rama, one of the Dasavatars) was born.
A case that was languishing in the Supreme Court from 2011, came alive when Dr. Swamy filed a petition in the Supreme Court, seeking basic facilities for the pilgrims in the make-shift Ram Mandir at Ayodhya. He later filed a Writ Petition on his Fundamental Right to Worship. The Supreme Court tagged Swamy’s petition with the main case, which was pending for the past five years.
Dr. Swamy’s petition de-tagged today by the CJI
It looked like Dr. Swamy was going to present before the bench his Writ Petition (WP), but the CJI said that he was de-tagging his WP and a separate bench will hear it. It was because of Dr. Swamy’s petition for day-to-day hearing that the then CJI T S Thakur allowed that led to the Ayodhya case being heard on day-to-day basis.
Below are several news items/ videos/ tweets (you can click on each graphic to know more) that show the effort Dr. Swamy put in, for Ram Mandir:
 Ayodhya case: Supreme Court concludes the hearing. Judgment to be delivered on or before November 15 – Oct 17, 2019, PGurus.com
 Swamy urges PM to support day-to-day hearing in Ayodhya case for early construction of Ram Mandir – Nov 19, 2016, PGurus.com
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अशोक – घाटकोपर
Dr.Swamy must be one of member of Rama’s Sena.Pranamam to great man.
भूयिष्ठां ते नमउक्तिंं विधेम
A great service to Sanatana Dharma. Dr. Swamy’s service must be recorded in golden letters in Ram Temple at Ayodhya.
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Everybody has a fundamental right to worship according to his belief. Suppose a Muslim claim such a right over the same religious place what will happen to Dr. Swami’s petition. Then the decision will have to be based on the contentions raised in the other cases. In this scenario does his petition has any importance?
Namaz can be said anywhere on the street, on platforms on planes – in islam – no site is of any significances. Notice in Saudi Arabia there have completely raised building/mosques where Mohammed is said to have lived and prayed to make way for mordern buildings etc. For Hindus it is conscreated land!
We should be happy that Swami’s case has been de-tagged from the present petition. In case of a not clear judgement for the title, his petition will remain before Supreme court and should be heard by the bench. Swami will be prominent at that time to get a favorable judgement for praying at Rama’s shrine under fundamental right. There is no necessity to start a case from scrap. Lord Rama is great for de-tagging.
Bravo for Dr Swamy !
Subramanianswamy will be remembered by future generation for his selfless, thankless efforts for protecting Hindus and their culture.
In the days of yore, Guha was Lord Rama’s big friend. So it is today.
One more burning issue of land acquition in Supreme Court since last 3 years. Justice Mishra authored judgement with other two as 2:1 in indoor dev authority case and eclatrd that Pune municipal judgement authored by CJI Lodha +2 is per In-curium. In 2018 Ex CJI Deepak Gupta constituted CB for this matter but due to some other cases he itvcould not reached. On 12 oct Fresh bench constituted heading J Mishra to decide his own judgement in indoor dev. In democratic country it is not healthy sign by Judiciary, Politics, and social. I am a affected farmer.
Its highly laudable to know Dr.Swamy’s tireless effort. As you had mentioned in your article, he had fought on this case for Hindus, like one man army. His efficiency, It is very sad to say here that None of the Indian media highlighted Dr.Swamy’s struggle in it.(Apart from PGURUS and very few newspapers).Almost all the leading dailies and new channels trying their level best in hiding this information.
And Dr Swamy doesn’t even care.All those who are really concerned know the dedication of Dr Swamy in this case.Now who cares about the non-concerned.
One man army… Rightly said…