RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sabarimala Verdict points towards the illegitimate political polarization which taking place in Sabarimala.
Sensations over Sabarimala verdict on the entry of women has risen to unrest, turmoil, and divisiveness all around Pathanamthitta, Kerala. RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said that the Supreme Court verdict has not taken into consideration the nature and premise of the tradition that has been followed by society and that it has given rise to "divisiveness" in society. The sarsanghchalak said this during his annual Vijayadashmi address, the last before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur.
This situation is not at all conducive for the peace and healthiness of the society," Bhagwat said questioning why only the Hindu society experiences such repeated and brazen onslaughts on its symbols of faith.
Decisions taken without considering all aspects and patiently creating mindset of the society will neither be adopted in actual practice nor will they help in creating a new social order, in tune with changing times and positions, he said. "The version of heads of religious denominations and faith of crores of devotees was not taken into account. The plea by a large section of women, who follow this tradition, was not heard too," he added.
Bhagwat said, "Nowhere in the world, healthy and peaceful social life has ever thrived and can thrive merely based on laws and fear of punishment."
On September 28, a five-judge Constitution bench headed by CJ Dipak Misra of the Supreme Court, headed by removed the ban prevailed over centuries on the entry of women of menstrual age into the Sabarimala.
The iron gates of the shrine opened on Wednesday for the first time since the court order, but none from the "banned" age group could make it. The protests and violent clashes have made the sacred hill into a riot front where even women journalists were attacked and young female devotees who came to the shrine were forcibly sent back.
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Last Updated Oct 18, 2018, 7:17 PM IST