Mumbai: In a statement which can invite the ire of the Supreme Court of India, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Friday said the country's top court has "insulted Hindus" by deferring the hearing in the Babri Masjid title suit.
"As the hearing in the case was scheduled to begin from October 29, we wished that the good news regarding construction of Ram mandir will come before Diwali", RSS General Secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi said.
“The Apex Court however declined to hear the matter and deferred the hearing. The court also said their priorities were different when asked when the verdict would come", he said adding that it was a matter of pain and anguish that an issue so close to the Hindus is not on the priority list of the court.
“We hoped that a decision on the Ram Janmabhoomi issue would be taken considering the sentiments of the Hindu community,” he said, adding, “Hindus are feeling insulted".
Joshi was talking to media at the end of a three-day national executive body meeting in Thane district. His outrageous remarks came amidst the cries of ordinance to build a Ram temple in Ayodhya. Sulking after Supreme Court made it clear that there would not be any urgent hearing in the Babri Masjid title case, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Joint General Secretary Manmohan Vaidya had on Wednesday demanded to enact a law for the construction of 'Ram temple' in Ayodhya.
"Ram temple is a matter of national pride and glory. The government should enact a law and construct the Ram temple in the same way Sardar Patel got Somanath temple rebuilt", Vaidya said.
The Supreme Court of India on Monday while ruling out urgent hearing in the Babri Masjid title suit deferred it till January 2019. The BJP, VHP and RSS leaders are issuing one statement after another ever since the SC decision - at times making statements insulting to the country's top court, even as the matter is sub-judice.
A day after the SC decision to defer the Ayodhya land dispute case, Uttar Pradesh CM and senior BJP leader virtually threatening the apex court said, "A solution through consensus is the best option, but there are other options too, and the best step should be considered."
Commenting on the SC decision Monday VHP leaders said the government should consider bringing a legislation in the Parliament in the forthcoming winter session to build a Ram temple in Ayodhya.
RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat had also earlier said that the government should enact a law for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya.
The RSS, BJP and VHP leaders want construction of Ram temple on the land in Ayodhya on which the Babri Masjid stood since 1528. The historic mosque, believed to be built by Mir Baqi, one of the commanders of Mughal Emperor Babur, was thrown into a controversy as a result of India's communal politics. It was at last demolished in broad daylight on December 06, 1992 by Hindu extremists in the presence of top RSS, BJP, VHP, Bajrang Dal and other right wing groups' top leadership.
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