Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Monday said Hindus are running out of patience on the Ram temple issue.

Singh said, “Shri Ram is the cornerstone of the faith of the Hindus.”

“The Congress has decided to make it a Hindu-Muslim issue… Hindus are running out of patience. I fear what will happen if Hindus lose patience,” he added.

Earlier, the Supreme Court had fixed the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case for the first week of January next year before an appropriate bench, which will decide the schedule of hearing.

A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said, “We will fix the date of hearing of the Ayodhya dispute case before the appropriate bench in January.”

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, in response to the argument put forward by the Uttar Pradesh government that Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute was a 100-year-old issue that should be taken up on priority observed, “We have other priorities.”

After a land title case was lodged with the Allahabad High Court, a three-judge bench comprising Justice SU Khan, Justice Sudhir Agarwal, and Justice DV Sharma, in its judgment delivered on September 30, 2010, ruled that the disputed land in Ayodhya, measuring 2.77 acres, shall be divided into three parts.

The order of the Allahabad High Court ran into over 8,000 pages where all three judges agreed that the portion under the central dome should be allotted to Hindus.

Ravi Shankar Prasad, the current Union Minister of Law and Justice and Electronics and Information Technology, had appeared for one of the petitioners. After the judgment was delivered, he had said, “This matter will be looked into in the next three months but the important part here is that court has taken a decision with the consent of the majority and that is that where Ram Lalla is (viraajman) is the birth place of Ram and that’s what the Hindu’s believe and even (Justice) SU Khan has also said that Ram Lalla will not be moved out from that place even when it will be divided into three.”