New Delhi: A day after the Supreme Court gave a historical verdict on the Ayodhya dispute, VHP convened a special meeting of its central office bearers at the VHP headquarters in New Delhi on Sunday to discuss the way forward.
VHP Working President Alok Kumar, who chaired the meeting, expressed gratitude to all the saints, eminent personalities, historians, jurists, experts of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) whose untiring support led to the verdict in their favour.
A resolution was passed in the meeting acknowledging the special role played by saints over the years and decades in the “struggle going on since 1528 CE”. The VHP credited the saint fraternity “which initiated the current edition of the struggle” for the victory.
In a statement, it said: “In the Dharma Sansad held in 1984, they were the ones who resolved to liberate the Sri Ram Janmabhoomi and entrusted the Vishva Hindu Parishad to shoulder the responsibility of this second biggest movement of independent Bharat. Since then till now, their blessings, guidance and cooperation have always been available in every phase and chapter of the movement.”
The VHP added that the entire Hindu society would remain thankful to them for “leaving their monasteries, temples, ashrams” to join the Ram Janmabhoomi movement. In the nineties, the movement reached its pinnacle when kar sevaks thronged Ayodhya. On December 6, 1992, the Babri Mosque which stood on the once disputed land, was brought down.”
The VHP also legally analysed the granular details of Saturday’s judgement. The VHP has urged the BJP-led Central and the Uttar Pradesh government to “take prompt action”, suggesting they expedite the formalities.