New Delhi: A congregation of saints and seers from across the world on Monday met in Ayodhya to discuss the disputed Ram temple issue. Talking about taking the matter forward, Ram temple trust chief said that it is time to do the work of Ram as the government was formed in the name of Ram.
“Elections are over. The government has been formed in the name of Ram and by taking the name of Ram. Now time has come to do the work of Ram as well,” The Indian Express quoted Kamal Nayan Das, successor of Mahant Nritya Gopal Das as saying.
In the meeting, it was suggested that a select group of saints meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue. Further, it was decided that the matter would be brought up at “Sant Sammelan” on June 15, the event which marks the last date of birthday celebrations of Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, head of Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas. The nine-day-long event (from June 7 to June 15) will be inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Yogi Adityanath.
“Seers from across the world will attend the June 15 sammelan and another meeting will be held in Haridwar on June 17-18, which will have Ram temple construction as the main agenda,” Das told the leading daily.
Das told the newspaper that the issue should be taken up on priority not only by the government but also by the Supreme Court.
Saints and seers from across the world met on Monday in Ayodhya to participate in the meeting called by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Ram Janambhumi Nyas. The gathering discussed further action on the disputed Ram Mandir issue.
On May 10, the Supreme Court granted the three-member mediation panel time till August 15 to find an amicable solution in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute case in Ayodhya. The five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi and including Justices SA Bobde, SA Nazeer, Ashok Bhushan and DY Chandrachud, refused to reveal the progress made in the case. The CJI reportedly said, “We’re not going to tell you what progress has been made, that’s confidential.”
Notably, the hearing came a couple of months after the apex court referred the dispute to a three-member mediation committee. The committee, headed by retired Supreme Court judge Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla, submitted its interim report in a sealed cover on May 6.
Earlier, in April, the Nirmohi Akhara had filed an application in the Supreme Court opposing Centre’s plea seeking the return of 67.390 acres of undisputed acquired land to original owners. In its application, the Nirmohi Akhara said that the Centre had proposed returning of acquired land to Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas and that there were many temples on the acquired land and their rights would be affected if the land was returned to one party.