Reacting to the Supreme Court judgement paving away for construction of the Ram Mandir at the Ram Janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said that the verdict should not be seen from the angle of win or lose, and everyone should come together to build the mandir.
Addressing a press conference after the supreme court verdict, Bhagwat said that RSS welcomes the decision. He said that the case was going on for decades and it has reached the right conclusion. He also appealed everyone to maintain peace and harmony in society. The RSS chief said they want to end the fight and discord between the two communities.
RSS Chief Dr Mohan Bhagwat addressing the nation after Ayodhya Verdict https://t.co/hIVesND3vi
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Bhagwat said that RSS hopes that the government will soon initiate steps to end the dispute between the parties as per the Supreme Court verdict. Forgetting everything from the past, we all should perform our duties to construct a grand temple at the Ram Janmabhoomi site by everyone coming together.
When asked about 5-acres of land given to Muslim parties, the RSS chief said that they respect the verdict of the Supreme Court, and we all should end the fights and disputes. When asked whether RSS wants the land to be given to Sunni Waqf Board should be inside Ayodhya or outside, he said that RSS has nothing to say on this. Supreme Court had given the verdict, which will be followed as per laws. We don’t have to give land, the government has to give, they will decide that.
When asked whether RSS will take up the Mathura and Kashi issues after this, Bhagwat said that RSS is not an organisation meant for launching agitations. ‘RSS will only focus on character building from now on and not be involved in any future agitation’, he said.
In a historic judgement, the 5-judge bench of Supreme Court headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi handed over the entire Ram Janmabhoomi site of 2.77 acres in Ayodhya for construction of the Ram Mandir. At the same time, the court asked the government to provide 5 acres of land at a prominent place in Ayodhya to the Muslim parties represented by the Sunni Waqf Board. The apex court has asked the central government to formulate a scheme for the same within 3 months. The government will have to form a board of trustees for construction of the temple.