The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) claimed that the Central Government committed to the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya and are in no mood for any compromises on the issue.
The sangh welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to refer the long-pending title suit to a mediation panel. “It was expected from the government that it will bring an ordinance to clear way for construction of Ram temple but it could not,” RSS general secretary Bhaiyaji Joshi told reporters.
“The case of Sabarimala temple is one recent example of this design. It is unfortunate that the Supreme Court, while making decision, did not take into consideration the nature and premise of the tradition that has been accepted by society and continuously followed for many years; the version of heads of religious traditions was not taken into account; the sentiments of women devotees were also not heeded,” Joshi said.
“Those in power are not against the construction of Ram temple and we have no doubt about their commitment towards the issue”, said the senior RSS functionary. Further, he added that “The agitation has been continuing since 1980-90 and it won’t stop until the temple is built. We hope the court offers a speedy verdict.”
“The Pratinidhi Sabha hopes that court will comprehensively consider all these concerns in the review and other petitions. The ABPS also calls upon the people of the country to support the ‘Save Shabarimala Movement’ in every respect,” said the resolution.
Asked why the Modi government did not initiated any step to clear the way for construction of the temple, the RSS leader replied the central government has not opposed its construction.
The Sangh is clear about the construction of the temple and it should be constructed where it stood once, and there won’t be any compromise on it.
On asking about the Hindu festivals, Joshi said Hindu festivals are observed on traditions and belief and any such adverse verdicts are an assault on these festivals. “It’s a conspiracy from non-Hindus,” he claimed.
Speaking in Gwalior on the third and final day of RSS Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha, Joshi urged the RSS workers to work towards social harmony. Also, he expressed his concern over environment degradation and asked to make plantation a mass movement.