New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will embark on a 9-day ‘Sankalp Rath Yatra’ in Delhi from Saturday to put pressure on the Centre for Ram Temple construction in Ayodhya. The mega ‘rath yatra’ comes in the backdrop of various events organised by the Sangh parivar, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Shiv Sena in the temple town along with Nagpur and Bengaluru.
The ‘Sankalp Rath Yatra’ will culminate on December 9 at the Ramlila Maidan in Delhi, where RSS affiliate VHP is scheduled to hold a mega rally – ‘Dharma Sabha’ – demanding an ordinance for construction of Ram Mandir in the holy town in Uttar Pradesh.
The ‘Sankalp Rath Yatra’ will be spearheaded by Sangh Parivar affiliate, Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) from Jhandewala Mandir, reports suggest.
On a similar note, RSS leader Indresh Kumar on Tuesday 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 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 had asserted.
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.”
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.