Mumbai: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is leaving no stone unturned in demanding the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to promulgate an ordinance for Ram Mandir construction in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. On Sunday, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) affiliate, in a show of strength, will organise a ‘Dharma Sansad’ in Mumbai, which is likely to be attended by over one-and-a-half lakh people, including monks and saints.
The event, which is scheduled to happen at Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) ground at 4 PM, comes in the backdrop of various ‘mega gatherings’ organised by the Sangh parivar, VHP and Shiv Sena in the temple town along with Nagpur and Bengaluru, a few days back. An invitation to attend the ‘Dharma Sansad’ has also been given to Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao.
Earlier on Saturday, RSS began the 9-day ‘Sankalp Rath Yatra’ in Delhi to put pressure on the Centre for Ram Temple construction. The ‘rath yatra’, spearheaded by Sangh Parivar affiliate, Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM), will culminate on December 9 at the Ramlila Maidan in Delhi, where VHP is scheduled to hold a mega rally – ‘Dharma Sabha’.
On Tuesday, RSS leader Indresh Kumar demanded an ordinance or a law to build a Ram temple in Ayodhya at the earliest. He criticised the three-judge bench of the Supreme Court which had on October 29 adjourned hearing in the matter, alleging it of ‘delaying’ justice and ‘disrespecting’ the Constitution and ‘hurting’ Hindu sentiments. “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.
The top court adjourned the matter which challenged the Allahabad High Court ruling of 2010 to the first week of January. 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.