Hindus seers to write to MPs, petition SC for early construction of Ram temple
Varanasi : A three-day 'dharma sansad' ended in Varanasi on Wednesday with the Shankracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati releasing a 'dharmadesh' (edict), saying it should be handed over to all MPs and the Lok Sabha Speaker so that the issue could be discussed in the winter session of parliament beginning December 11.
Media coordinator of the event, Sanjay Pandey, told IANS that it was also decided that the Supreme Court will be asked to decide the issue in four weeks, keeping in mind "public welfare".
The 'dharma sansad' will, on behalf of the Ramayan Trust, request the apex court to constitute a five-judge bench to hear the matter on an urgent and time-bound basis, according to the Shankracharya.
The Shankracharya said the state government decision to install a bronze statue on the banks of the Saryu in Ayodhya was not acceptable.
The Shankracharya also slammed the UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for calling Lord Hanuman a 'Dalit'.
"There is no word called Dalit in Hindu mythology and saying so was anti-religion. Hanuman was a Rudra Avtaar and took birth to serve Lord Ram", Swaroopanand said.
The 'dharma sansad' also objected to the demolition of some Hindu temples in Varanasi in the name of widening of roads.