The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has cancelled all its scheduled events lined up for the month of November and has asked its workers to cancel their respective touring schedules ahead of the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Ram Janmabhumi-Babri Masjid title dispute case slated on November 17.
Media reports quoting RSS sources have stated that the Sangh wants to be on alert during the crucial time of the verdict and after its announcement. “After the verdict, in case something happens, then the blame should not be pinned on them”, claimed reports.
Media reports also claimed that the organisation has also reportedly decided to call off a meeting scheduled from 31 October to 4 November in Haridwar, keeping in view the pending decision in the case. But RSS denied the reports and said that the meeting will take place as scheduled, but it has been shifted from Haridwar to Delhi.
30 अक्तुबर से 5 नवंबर तक हरिद्वार में प्रचारक वर्ग के साथ दो दिन की बैठक पहले से निश्चित थी। प्रचारक वर्ग आवश्यक कारणों से स्थगित किया गया है। परंतु बैठक हरिद्वार के स्थान पर अब दिल्ली में हो रही है।
– अरुण कुमार, अखिल भारतीय प्रचार प्रमुख
— RSS (@RSSorg) October 30, 2019
Top leaders of the organisation and its affiliates including RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, Sangh top leaders Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi and Dattatreya Hosabale are also slated to be present in the meeting. Some BJP leaders were also expected to be present in the meeting.
The organisation informed that although the meeting with pracharaks will take place in Delhi, the pracharak varg has been kept on hold due to necessary reasons.
The RSS has also cancelled some other programmes which were scheduled in November, including the “Ekal Kumbh’ in Lucknow on November 17 and the Durga Vahini camp in Ayodhya on November 4.
The Haridwar meeting was slated to be held at the Ashram of spiritual guru Satpal Maharaj. Discussions over the design, planning and construction of a grand Ram Temple in case of a favourable verdict, the workings of the Modi government and the post-370 situations in Jammu and Kashmir are some of the topics that are on the agenda for the meeting that will now take place in Delhi.
आगामी दिनों में श्रीराम जन्मभूमि पर मंदिर निर्माण के वाद पर सर्वोच्च न्यायालय का निर्णय आने की संभावना है।निर्णय जो भी आए उसे सभी ने खुले मन से स्वीकार करना चाहिए।निर्णय के पश्चात देश भर में वातावरण सौहार्दपूर्ण रहे,यह सबका दायित्व है।इस विषय पर भी बैठक में विचार हो रहा है।
— RSS (@RSSorg) October 30, 2019
RSS has also said that it is everyone’s responsibility to maintain peace in the country after SC verdict on Ayodhya. They said that the Supreme Court is expected to deliver its verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi in the coming days, and whatever may be the verdict, people should accept it with open mind. They said that this matter will also be discussed in the meeting.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on October 16 had reserved its judgement in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case after hearing arguments from all the concerned parties. The marathon hearing concluded after forty days, making the Ayodhya hearing as the second-longest in the history of the Supreme court after the landmark hearing in Keshavananda Bharati case which lasted for 68 days.
Though the SC has reserved its verdict, many Hindu groups have stated that they are expecting a verdict in favour of the Ram Temple at the disputed site.
Note: This article has been updated with relevant information