New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Tuesday demanded an ordinance or a law to build a Ram temple in Ayodhya at the earliest while criticising the three-judge bench of the Supreme Court which had on October 29 adjourned hearing in the matter.
Claiming that apex court’s decision to defer the hearing in the land dispute case has ‘hurt’ Hindu sentiments, RSS leader Indresh Kumar alleged the bench of ‘delaying’ justice and ‘disrespecting’ the Constitution. “I haven’t taken names because 125 crore Indians know their names. The three-judge bench. they delayed, they denied, they disrespected. They have disrespected the Constitution and fundamental rights,” he said.
Maintaining that it was a matter of faith for crores of Hindus, Kumar asked, “From whom can we have hope?” “The answer is government,” he said, addressing a seminar on “Ram Janam Bhoomi Se AnyaayKyun (Why Injustice towards Ram Janmbhoomi)?”
“The government will bring a law or an ordinance and they should do so, but till 11 December, the model code is in force (due to the assembly polls in five states). The government’s hands are tied till then,” he added. “So, at this stage, anyone who curses the government for not bringing an ordinance or enacting a law will also be deemed to support injustice,” Kumar said.
Asserting that the people of India have decided that the temple will be built, he said, “The government is preparing to bring the legislation. Maybe some people will go to the Supreme Court after that to challenge it and maybe they will even get a stay, but the people of this nation have decided that temple will be built. The country will not burn (if Ram temple is built at Ayodhya), we have seen this in the case of Triple Talaq.”
Kumar asserted that there must be a unique Ram temple in Ayodhya just like a unique Vatican, Kaba and the Golden Temple exist. “There may be lakhs of temples, gurdwaras, churches and mosques but there is only one Vatican or the Kaba or the Golden Temple. Similarly, Lord Ram’s birthplace is one,” he said. There can be lakhs of Ram temples, but the question is if there is one at his birthplace, he asked.
The top court adjourned the matter which challenged the Allahabad High Court ruling of 2010. The 2010 verdict had divided the disputed land in Ayodhya into three parts for each of the parties — the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.
Earlier on Sunday, Ayodhya along with Nagpur and Bengaluru witnessed various events by the RSS, Vishva Hindu Parishad and Shiv Sena highlighting the growing demand for the construction of Ram temple in the holy town.