Muslims should give up claim on disputed Ayodhya site: VHP
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Last Updated: Thursday, October 21, 2010, 21:12
Ayodhya: A day after its leaders decided to approach the Supreme Court against the trifurcation of the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri mosque disputed site by the Allahabad High Court, the VHP on Thursday appealed to Muslims to give up their claim and hand over the entire land for construction of a grand Ram Temple.

"The faith and beliefs of crores of people is connected with the Ram Janmabhoomi and Muslims should give up their claim over it, paving the way for construction of a Ram temple there," VHP president Ashok Singhal said while addressing a meeting here.

No new mosque would be acceptable to Hindus within the "cultural boundary of Ayodhya", he said.

The VHP chief said that over ten thousand saints and fifty thousand Hindus would take part in two-month-long programmes including "Hanumat Shakti Jagran Mahayagya" at the Kar Sewakpuram here from Novemeber 19 in order pressurise the Central Government to enact a law for giving the entire land for construction of a Ram temple.

Playing down objections raised by Nrimohi Akhara, the main litigant in the Ayodhya title suit, over the VHP's decision that the temple would be constructed by their Ram Janmbhoomi Nyas, Singhal said that its role would be confined only to construction of the temple.

The Nirmohi Akhara had said yesterday that the temple would be constructed by its Ramjnmabhoomi Nyas and that the VHP's Nyas had no locus standi in the construction.

However, Singhal said there was no friction with the Akhara, and blamed Congress persons and Muslims for spreading rumours in this regard.

"There can be no row between the Nirmohi Akhara and the VHP as the former is always respected by all of us," he said, adding that the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas was set up in 1984 by Ramanandancharya Shivramacharya and it was this Nyas which has given shape to the temple movement.


First Published: Thursday, October 21, 2010, 21:12

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