The VHP has, however, welcomed the Narendra Modi government's move to seek permission from the Supreme Court to return the 'superfluous' land belonging to the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas (RJN) and other Hindus around the actual disputed site to their original owners
New Delhi: While the Supreme Court is still to commence the hearing of the Ayodhya Case, RSS-affiliated Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has decided to bring public sentiment to bear down upon the Narendra Modi government as well as the judiciary through a two-day ‘Dharma Sansad’ at the ongoing Kumbh in Prayagraj, beginning January 31.
The religious parliament (of Hinduism), as it could be called, is expected to be attended by over 5,000 seers and saints of Hinduism, who would deliberate upon methods to expedite the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya’s Ram Janmabhoomi. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will attend the congregation of saints, too.
While the VHP had gone across the country to raise awareness about Ayodhya and garner public support in favour of a Ram temple on the disputed plot, the movement will culminate in the sansad. As VHP sources told MyNation, the holy congregation could take some real hard decisions on the matter.
While over 2,000 seers have already arrived in the Kumbh, the rest are expected to arrive by Wednesday.
The VHP is looking to ensure representation of all districts of the country in this congregation.
According to the VHP, saints from as far as Kashmir and Tamil Nadu have been invited, apart from those from tribal areas of the country. Hindu saints living abroad have been invited to the Dharma Sansad, too.
Apart from Ayodhya, several other issues that concern the Hindu community these days, such as Sabarimala, could be discussed and resolutions tabled.
The VHP has, however, welcomed the Centre’s move to ask the Supreme Court to return the “superfluous” or “excess” land — belonging mostly to Hindus and the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas (RJN) — around the actual disputed site to their original owners. The government in 1993 had acquired 67.7 acre land, including the .313 acre disputed land, to ensure a peaceful resolution to the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid dispute. The RJN owns 42 acre of this.
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Last Updated Jan 30, 2019, 4:33 PM IST