Top saints to meet today on Ram temple movement

Top saints to meet today on Ram temple movement

Newly elected Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) chief Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje addresses a meeting of sadhus, in Ayodhya. PTI file photo

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has called a meeting of its high powered committee of saints on Friday to decide the future course of the Ram temple movement.

The Sant Uchchadhikar Samiti, a grouping of saints associated with the Ram temple movement, will deliberate on the future course of action.

Nearly 40 saints, including Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, the president of the Ramjanmabhoomi Nyas, former MP Ram Vilas Vedanti, Kamalnayan Das, Suresh Das and Kanhaiya Das are expected to attend the meeting.

On September 27, the Supreme Court had declined to refer the 1994 Ismail Faruqui verdict to a larger bench and stated that “law isn’t always logical”.

The court stated that “mosque is not an integral part of Islam and namaz by Muslims can be offered anywhere, even in the open”. Supreme Court judge Justice S Abdul Nazeer said that it was arrived at without undertaking a comprehensive examination.

The apex court said now the civil suit on land dispute will be heard by a newly constituted three-judge bench from October 29.