Courts won’t do anything in the Ram temple matter, BJP’s sparring ally Shiv Sena said on Monday.
This assertion by Sena leader Sanjay Raut followed the Supreme Court fixing the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute cases for January before an appropriate bench, which will decide the schedule of hearing.
“We are not paying attention to what the Supreme Court verdict (on Ram temple issue) is and what date it gives (for the verdict). We don’t want to pay attention. The court won’t do anything in the Ram temple matter,” Raut told reporters in Mumbai.
“We did not ask the court before demolishing the Babri structure 25 years ago,” he said.
A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, said Monday the appropriate bench will decide the future course of hearing in January next year on the appeals filed against the Allahabad High Court verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case.
Raut said that Sena president Uddhav Thackeray will reach Ayodhya on November 25. He will have a ‘darshan’ of Ram Lalla. He has 4 or 5 important programmes in Ayodhya, he said.
“Our hundreds and thousands of ‘kar sevaks’ did not become shaheed (martyr) after seeking court permission. We have not started any movement on Ayodhya after seeking the court nod,” Raut said.
“We feel that there should be a Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. We are not demanding a Ram temple in Pakistan but in Prabhu Shri Ram’s Ayodhya. Uddhav Thackeray will go to Ayodhya and put forth his views on the Ram Mandir before people of the country,” he said.