Premise of Tradition not Taken into Consideration in Sabarimala Verdict: Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat
Addressing the swayamsevaks at Nagpur on Vijayadashami day, Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat said that the premise of the tradition that has been accepted by society and continuously followed for years, version of religious heads and faith of devotees were not taken into consideration in the Sabarimala case.
"The nature and premise of the tradition that has been accepted by society and continuously followed for years together were not taken into consideration. The version of heads of religious denominations and faith of crores of devotees was not taken into account. The plea by a large section of women, who follows this tradition, was not heard," Dr Mohan Bhagwat said.
Against the backdrop of the present turmoil in Sabarimala after the CPM Government tried to implement the verdict hasily and forecefully, Shri Mohan Bhagwat said that the legal verdict has given rise to unrest, turmoil and divisiveness in the society in place of peace, stability and equality. The questions such as why only the Hindu society experiences such repeated and brazen onslaughts on its symbols of faith, obviously rise in the public mind and lead to unrest. "This situation is not at all conducive for the peace and healthiness of the society," he added.
"The decisions taken without considering all aspects and patiently creating the mindset of the society, will neither be adopted in actual practice nor will they help in creating a new social order in tune with changing times and positions. The situation arising out of the recent verdict on Sabarimala temple shows the similar predicament," Shri Mohan Bhagwat said.
"The real and complete Justice is done by interweaving of the four elements in consonance, namely, the natural instincts of desire and wealth that form the societal functioning; ethics that restraints such instincts, making them useful and giving through them satisfaction and happiness with pleasure; the legal system that ensures that society and families follow this discipline enshrined in these ethics; and the comprehension of values being the decisive factor in all these," he pointed out.