Govt should bring a legislation to build Ram temple in Ayodhya: VHP

27 March 2017, 12:42 PM

Senior VHP leader Acharya Dharmendra on Friday said the Narendra Modi government should bring a legislation in the Parliament to pave the way for construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.

His demand comes in the wake of Supreme Court's recent suggestion of an out-of-court settlement over the Ayodhya dispute.

"The Parliament is the apex institution in the country to enact laws. The Centre should resolutely present a clear legislation in the Parliament to pave the way for construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.

It will also expose the people, who want to create hindrance in the construction of Ram temple," Acharya Dharmendra told reporters at the Press Club here. 

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"Behind the massive mandate that the BJP has got in the 2014 general elections and the recent Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, one of the major reasons is Hindu community's  strong expectation that a huge temple be built on the Ramjanmabhoomi in Ayodhya...This should now be understood," he said.

"The apex court suggested to resolve this dispute through dialogue. But, whom should we hold dialogues with on this issue? Dialogue can be held with friends, people of similar thoughts and people of same level," he said.

Acharya Dharmendra said he does not consider Muslim Personal Law Board and Babri Masjid Action Committee as the stakeholders in this case.

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Expressing displeasure over the large export of beef from the country, he alleged that after Uttar Pradesh, illegal cow slaughter was taking place on a large scale in Gujarat. Cow slaughter is also happening in Chhattisgarh and Haryana, he alleged. 

First Published: Friday, March 24, 2017 11:16 PM
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