Mumbai: Ram Janmabhoomi is an emotional issue and cannot be resolved through mediation, the Shiv Sena said, asking the Centre to promulgate an ordinance and start the construction of Ram temple. “The only question is that if the issue could be resolved through mediation, why did the dispute continue for 25 years and why hundreds of people had to lose their lives?” it asked in an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’. “If the protesters did not want mediation on the issue for all these years, why is the SC trying to do it now? Ayodhya is not just an issue of land, but an emotional one. It has been experienced that mediation and arbitration do not work in such sensitive matters,” it said.