No Netagiri in Assam After Ayodhya Verdict: Firm Orders to Saffron Brigade
City police claims to be prepared for any untoward situation
As the Supreme Court of India will deliver the verdict on the Ayodhya title suit on November 9, the saffron brigade has received strict instructions that no one will make any comments over the verdict and will respect the verdict given by the Supreme Court.
“No one can do any netagiri (deliver political comments) after the Supreme Court delivers its verdict on Ayodhya title suit tomorrow,” said state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) executive member, Rajkumar Tewari.
He said that the central committee has issued orders to all the states including Assam that all should respect the apex court’s order and there should not be any communal discord created by any member of the BJP, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) or Bajrang Dal.
“All the RSS and Bajrang Dal members will follow the instructions given by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat,” said a senior Assam RSS member under condition of anonymity.
The RSS has no plans to celebrate the “victory” if the Supreme Court’s decision on the Ayodhya land dispute comes in favour of the Hindus, said the source adding that members however cannot be stopped from lighting lamps.
The construction of the Ram Mandir is expected to start in early 2020 in case the verdict is favourable, the RSS source said.
While there is no official statement by RSS, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent message to maintain peace is considered the official line by RSS, BJP and all other associated bodied like Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), said the source.
In view of the Supreme Court's verdict, the RSS has cancelled all its programmes lined up for the month of November and has asked its workers to cancel their tour schedules as well.
The RSS source said that the organisation is being very cautious with regard to the Ayodhya case. He said that after the verdict, in case something happens, then the blame should not be pinned on them.
Keeping in view the apex court's pending decision, the Sangh also called off a major meeting, scheduled from October 31 to November 4 in Haridwar, where the top brass of its affiliates were to congregate and which included leaders from Assam.
The current matter before the apex court is an appeal against the verdict delivered by the Allahabad High Court in 2010. The court had, in the absence of a title, divided the 2.77 acre land at Ayodhya equally between the three primary parties – Bhagwan Ramlalla Virajman, Nirmohi Akhara and Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board.
Now, in a 40-day marathon daily hearing on the matter, all parties have presented their arguments to a Supreme Court Constitutional Bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and comprising Justices SA Bobde (CJI elect), DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer.
The arguments were heard by the bench, which reserved its order on October 16, after Rajeev Dhavan, a senior counsel for the Muslim parties, tore a pictorial map provided by the Hindu Mahasabha purportedly showing the exact birth place of Lord Ram in Ayodhya.
As Uttar Pradesh DGP, OP Singh, has said that security arrangements in Ayodhya and the rest of the state are being assessed and upgraded as needed ahead of the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya, even the Guwahati city police claim to be prepared for all kinds of situation.
Commissioner of Police, Deepak Kumar, talking to G Plus, claimed that there is no specific threat in the city but the police are prepared for any kind of situation.
Sources in city police revealed that there is no extra security forces deployed ahead of the verdict.