Two lakh Ram Bhakts will descend in Ayodhya tomorrow, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) have claimed. The RSS has termed it the ‘Hunkar Sabha’. Demands for the construction of Ram Mandir have been gaining momentum lately with the matter getting delayed further in the Court.
The Shiv Sena will hold a separate event of its own as well on what is being dubbed ‘Super Sunday’ by the media. As per reports, about 25,000 Shiv Sainiks have reached Ayodhya on Saturday morning. Sena Supremo Uddhav Thackeray will reach Ayodhya later in the day. He is expected to attend the Maha Aarti on the banks of the Sarayu and hand over a silver brick to Saints for the construction of the Ram Mandir. The Shiv Sena is demanding the center to bring an ordinance to construct Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.
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Meanwhile, the state police are on high alert in view of the ‘Dharam Sabha’ at Ayodhya. A contingent of BSF, CRPF, RAF 70 companies of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC), Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) and 4,000 personnel of civilian police have been deployed at Ayodhya to maintain law and order. “The police force deployed in Ayodhya has been directed to remain on high alert. The entire district has been divided into eight zones and 16 sectors to strengthen security,” a senior officer said. Section 144 has also been imposed on the Ram Janambhoomi premises.
A senior RSS official reportedly said that ‘Super Sunday’ would be witness to the “last Dharam Sabha in Ayodhya” after which there would be “no more Dharm Sabhas and construction of Ram Mandir would begin.” Sanjay Raut on Friday had said, “The Babri mosque was demolished in 17 minutes, how long does it take to prepare papers to bring an ordinance.” He had also added that from the Rashtrapati Bhavan to UP cabinet, the BJP is ruling everywhere.
With BJP governments in both the state and center, the pressure is on the BJP to start the construction of the Ram Temple at Ayodhya at the earliest.