Ayodhya verdict a 'golden chance' for every section: Bhagwat
- Tanzanian student was not stripped, paraded naked: K'taka Home Minister
- National Herald case: Sonia, Rahul Gandhi move SC challenging Delhi HC order
- Budget session of Parliament to begin on Feb 23; Jaitley hopeful of GST
- Suspended UP chief engineer Yadav Singh arrested, Congress, BJP say probe links
- Will stand by Pakistan if it acts on terror: Rajnath Singh
The Allahabad High Court verdict on Ayodhya title suits has provided a "golden chance" to every section of the society, particularly Muslims, to make a new beginning in the spirit of affectionate co-existence, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Sunday.
Addressing the annual Dussehra rally at Reshim Bagh ground here, he said, "Ram Mandir is our pride and there are hundreds of Ram Mandirs in the county but Ayodhya is significant since it was the birth place of Lord Rama.
"It was a national monument. It was demolished by then rulers to create a new structure," Bhagwat said.
"The High Court verdict has provided a golden chance to bury our communal differences and march with hands together," he said.
Criticising 'secularists', Bhagwat said, "Till the pronouncement of verdict, we were often asked if we will abide by the HC decision. The verdict is not at all against any one but of course some people were not expecting it."
- Outcome on Section 377 will depend on composition of the Constitution bench
- Inadequate staff, payment delays undermine MGNREGA in drought-hit Mahabubnagar
- ICDS, the primary scheme targeting malnutrition, needs to be broadened
- Rohith's death must focus attention on the rites of exclusion in the university
- Telescope: State in the bedroom
- The economy is best served by lowering interest rates and blocking protectionism