Published On: Tue, Mar 21st, 2017

RSS welcomes Supreme Court order on Ayodhya dispute | Times of India

OIMBATORE: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict ordering the two parties to resolve the land issues in the Ram Temple-Babri Masjid dispute in Ayodhya. RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale said that it will accept the decision taken by the Dharma Sabha- the umbrella body of religious outfits in the matter.

“We are in support of the Supreme Court order asking the two parties to resolve the matter. The RSS will support the decision that will be taken by the saints and sages who will hold talks with the opposite party,” said Hosabale.

Asked if the RSS would place requests to the Dharama Sabha during the talks, Hosabale said, “We will not intervene in the decision-making process.”

Hosabale also said the RSS was in support of both, outside the court settlement and the judgment in the legal verdict.

The RSS also passed a resolution urging the West Bengal government to take cognisance of the violence against Hindus in the state and maintain law and order. “The present situation in West Bengal reminds us of the days in the 40s in the previous century. The increasing number of violence incidents are a sign that it is becoming unsafe for the Hinuds,” said Hosabale. RSS also urged the central government to intervene into the matter.

The right-wing organisation stated that the Hindu population in West Bengal has been dwindling since India-Pakistan partition. “The Hindu population in West Bengal according to the 1951 census was 78.25% while it dropped to 70.54% in 2011,” said Hosabale. “This has happened despite a lot of Hindus migrating from Bangladesh to West Bengal,” he added.

While West Bengal had witnessed violence against Hindus in the past few months, Tamil Nadu too saw leaders of Hindu outfits being attacked. Reacting to this, he said, “The reason why we have organised the national general body meeting in Coimbatore is an answer for these attacks. We have also protested against these attacks.”

Given the current political scenario in the state, the RSS, the parent organisation of Bharatiya Janata Party, would want to capitalise and make inroads into the state’s politics. “We have been growing in the southern parts of Tamil Nadu. We have chalked out plans for further activities of expansion too,” Hosabale said.
Asked about the selection of Yogi Adityanath as the chief minister for Uttar Pradesh, he said, “The decision is a matter of the BJP. We wish him (Yogi Adityanath) to serve the people of UP.”
Adityanath is considered to be a divisive person, but, the RSS denied the allegations and said, “He is a social, cultural, spiritual and service-minded person. He is not a divisive person.”

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