RSS repose trust in judiciary on Ram temple case

RSS repose trust in judiciary on Ram temple case

People look at a model of a proposed Ram temple that Hindu groups want to build at a disputed religious site in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh. REUTERS file photo

The highest policy-making body of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) on Friday clarified that it is three-day meeting that began in Gwalior has nothing to do with the forthcoming Lok Sabha election.

However, the meeting passed a resolution praising the Narendra Modi government “for the right decision to deal with anti-national forces”.

On the contentious Ram temple issue, the apex body of the saffron family reposed full faith in the judicial system. Significantly, the RSS has expressed trust in the judiciary on a day when the Supreme Court has ruled for mediation course to solve the issue and appointed a three-member panel for the purpose.

RSS joint general secretary Manmohan Vaidya told reporters in Gwalior that all those associated with the matter (Ram temple case) are putting their views in the Supreme Court.

"We have full faith in the judicial system and hope all obstacles will be cleared and the temple constructed," Vaidya added.

He emphasised that no separate discussion will take place in the meeting on the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.

The Akhil Bhartiya Pratinidhi Sabha passed a resolution lauding the Indian Air Force (IAF) for hitting terror launch pads in Pakistan and also praised the government for taking the decision.

"India's sahishnuta (tolerance) should not be treated as its weakness," Vaidya said.

Around 1,400 members of the apex body including RSS head Mohan Bhagwat and Sarkaryavaha Bhaiyaji Joshi are taking part in the meeting, which will also discuss the Sabarimala shrine issue.

Vaidya alleged that after the Supreme Court ruling, the Kerala government is working against the spirit of the court decision by playing with the faith of Hindus and forcing the temple entry of women who are not Hindus.

The RSS all India media department head Arun Kumar informed that the three-day convention will deliberate on the current national, social and religious scenarios in the country and pass some important resolutions.

It will also decide the RSS’s year-long programmes on various activities, including those in the field of education, he had said.

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