Sant meet calls courts ‘anti-temple’, and says ‘no one can stop communal riots’

A two-day Akhil Bharatiya Sant Samiti convention demanded that the government clear the way for a temple soon and one of the speakers said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi “an incarnation of Lord Ram”, another said the judiciary won’t be of help as it was full of “anti-temple people”, this came after the RSS said the government should acquire land and hand it over for construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya.

Ram Vilas Vedanti, the former BJP MP and Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas member said the temple cannot be built by ordinance or legislation but only through “mutual agreement”, warning that otherwise, “no one can stop communal riots”, while most of the members gathered there demanded a law clearing the way for a temple.

Mr Vedanti stated that “I pray to Ramlalla in Ayodhya to give wisdom to all and our Prime Minister Narendra Modi so that construction of a grand temple of Ramlalla could be started in December.”

Citing the recent Supreme Court order deferring hearing of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit to January 2019, he said that the Congress had kept the Ram Janmabhoomi case pending for over 70 years but “nobody can do so any more”.

Swami Chinmayananda, who was a Union minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, said: “the possibility of any dialogue with the opposite parties has ended”.

Swami Jitendranand Saraswati, the national general secretary of the All India Sant Samiti, said if Muslims continued to have Sharia courts, the Sant Samiti would introduce “saffron” courts, adding that it was “not the responsibility of Hindus alone to follow the Constitution”.

He said “the historic mandate” that the BJP had got in 2014 “should not go in vain”, and that if no decision was taken on Ram temple, it would create a crisis in society’s faith in the RSS and BJP.