Saints seek legislation on construction of Ram Temple
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Saints seek legislation on construction of Ram Temple

New Delhi, Nov 4: More than 3,000 seers from all over India have given "Dharmadesh" (religious decree) to the BJP-led Union Government to bring in a legislation or an ordinance to pave the way for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.

In his valedictory speech on Sunday at a two-day long conclave of the Akhil Bhartiya Sant Samiti, the representative body the Akhil Bhartiya Sant Samiti, Jagadguru Ramanandachrya Hansdevacharya narrated the 'Dharmadesh' to the government.

Talking to mediapersons, Bharatiya Sant Samiti chief Swami Jitendranand Saraswati said the revered seers have issued decree to the government to bring an ordinance or a law for Ram temple construction in the upcoming winter session of Parliament.

He said that the government can request the Supreme Court that the public sentiments are linked to Ram temple and the law and order system can get worse, hence the hearing of this case should start soon.

'Whatever the government thinks right it should do to ensure that the Ram Mandir gets constructed,' he said.

'The Akhil Bhartiya Sant Samiti also demands the Government bring in a nationwide law for banning cow slaughter,' he said.

Talking further about Ram Mandir issue, Swami Jitendranand Saraswati said that decisions are taken on the basis of public opinion in a democracy.

'Therefore, the saints will work to build a referendum in the country on the Ram Mandi issue. For building a referendum, on November 25 this year, huge gatherings of saints will be organised in Ayodhya, Nagpur and Bengaluru, and after this big meetings will be held in 500 districts. Thereafter, there will be a huge religious gathering in New Delhi on December 9, in which more than 10 lakh people are expected,' he said.

The two-day long conclave was called by the Akhil Bhartiya Sant Samiti to deliberate on various community issues, including Ram Temple, Ganga cleaning, Cow protection, Rohingya Muslims and intrusion from Bangladesh etc.

Sentiments on the Ram Mandir issue have risen after the Supreme Court on October 29 adjourned till January, next year, the hearing of a batch of petitions in connection with the Ayodhya land dispute title case.

Headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and also comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and KM Joseph, the bench did not set any specific date.It ruled, 'We would see in January 2019 when can we hear the case.'

Seconds after the order, hardliners of the majority community sought an Ordinance-route for the construction of the grand temple. (UNI)