Ayodhya dispute: RSS expresses unhappiness over Supreme Court’s ‘surprising stand,’ says ‘Hindus are constantly being neglected’


The RSS has expressed its unhappiness over the Supreme Court’s decision to form a panel to resolve the Ayodhya’s Babri Masjid- Ram Janmabhoomi dispute through mediation.


According to news agency ANI, the ideological parent of India’s ruling BJP termed the top court’s decision as ‘surprising.’

“In Ram-janmabhoomi case, instead of accelerating the judicial process to end the long drawn dispute, Supreme Court has taken a surprising stand. That the SC should find no priority for this sensitive subject associated with deep faith of Hindu society is beyond understanding,” reported ANI.

The Hindutva outfit also said that Hindus in India were being constantly neglected. “We are experiencing that Hindus are constantly being neglected. While having full respect in the judicial system we would like to say emphatically that the Judgment on the dispute must expedite and remove the obstacles in constructing a grand Temple,” India Today quoted the RSS as saying.

The RSS also said that it was not pleased with the Supreme Court’s order on allowing women below the age of 50 to enter Sabarimala temple. It said, “The Supreme Court, in the Sabarimala case, without taking into consideration all relevant entities and customs, delivered a judgment even without consideration of the different opinion of the lone women member of the bench.

“It wasn’t binding on state government to implement decision in any stipulated time frame, but without understanding nuances of Judgment, state govt showed undue haste&political ill-will towards Hindu society by facilitating forcible entry of non-Hindu and non-devotee women in the Temple.”

The three-judge Constitution Bench comprising Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SA Bobde, Ashok Bhushan, DY Chandrachud and Abdul Nazeer on Friday said that the retired Supreme Court judge Justice KMI Kalifulla will head the mediation panel. The other two members of the panel are Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and senior advocate Sriram Panchu. Sri Sri had hailed the Supreme Court’s suggestion for an out of court settlement to the dispute.


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