Udupi, Nov 28, 2019: Swami Nischalanand Saraswati, Sankaracharya of Govardhan Peeth, Puri, said on Wednesday that the BJP-led Union government should override the judgment of the Supreme Court on the Ram Janmabhoomi issue and also not allow the construction of any mosque in the name of Babar anywhere in the country.
During his talks with Vishwesha Tirtha Swami of Pejawar Mutt here, the Puri Sankaracharya said that there was no need to give land to the Muslims.
“Generosity in this matter means weakness,” he said.
“The Parliament is above the Supreme Court. The BJP has a majority in Parliament. It is incumbent upon the party, if it is patriotic, to revoke or cancel the judgment of the Supreme Court and not allow the construction of any mosque in the name of Babar in the country,” he said.
“If land is given to Muslims in Ayodhya, they would build a university or madrassa. If a similar decision is given with regard to Mathura and Kasi temples, then there will be three new Pakistans in the country,” he said.
‘Interested in power’
The Sankaracharya said that all political parties were only interested in power. It was not the job of religious leaders to follow political leaders but to create a harmonious atmosphere in society.
“We should not compromise on this [Ayodhya] issue. We have had three Muslim Presidents, one Muslim Home Minister, and another Muslim Chief Justice of India. There have been Muslim Chief Ministers and Governors in the country. This should not be considered as weakness of the Hindus,” he said.
“Saints are judges in matters of religious matters. If we go by the Constitution, then we cannot believe in castes or the Varnashrama system. We do not have to follow a secular Constitution,” he said.
When the Pejawar seer told the Sankaracharya that people were now the rulers and it was necessary to follow the Constitution, the latter said that people sometimes voted for fissiparous tendencies.
“At least in a partitioned India, we should have full control over Ram Janmabhoomi. I have the right to speak under the Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression,” he said.