Kalyan favours enactment of law to pave the way for temple
Lucknow: With the court's verdict in Ram
Janmbhhomi-Babri mosque title suits expected shortly, one of
the protagonists of the Temple movement Kalyan Singh today
demanded enactment of a law to pave the way for construction
of a Ram temple in Ayodhya.
"Even if the verdict goes against the Hindus, there is no
hurdle in Parliament for enacting a law to pave the way for
the temple in keeping with the sentiments of crores of Hindus
who have immense faith in Lord Ram," the former Uttar Pradesh
chief minister told newspersons here.
Citing the Shah Bano case, the former BJP stalwart said,
"When the Supreme Court was overruled by the then central
government to please Muslims keeping their sentiments in mind,
why it cannot be done in this case."
Stressing that there was uneasiness among people over the
expected verdict, the former Hindutva icon said in case it was
against the Hindus, a massive democratic and peaceful movement
would be launched by lakhs of saints in which he would also
take part as a common "Ram Bhakt" (devotee).
Explaining that the views expressed by him should not be
taken as a comment on the expected court verdict, Singh who
had to resign from chief ministership in 1992 following the
demolition of the disputed structure, said that he and crores
of Hindus like him were not bound to accept it and there was
also the option to approach the apex court against it.
However, the latter option can be avoided if a new law is
enacted, he added.
The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court is likely
to deliver its verdict on Ram Janmabhoomi-bari mosque title
suits later this month. "All the political parties should keep away from the
temple movement as they have already done enough harm to it
and if they want a temple they should remain behind the
saints, Kalyan Singh said when asked whether he would take the
help of his former party BJP for enactment of such a law.
All the "Ram Bhakt" MPs along with him would support the
legislation once it is brought in the Parliament, he said.
To a question, Singh, who has launched Jankranti Party
after snapping ties with the BJP, said that Uttar Pradesh
Chief Minister Mayawati is creating unnecessary fear over the
High Court verdict by demanding central forces and vitiating
Singh replied in the negative when asked whether he had
been approached either by the VHP or any other Hindu outfit
in view of the likely verdict and said that he might go to
Ayodhya to have darshans of Ram Lala.
Singh also distributed copies of the report prepared by
the Archaeological Survey of India which had carried out
excavations at the disputed site in Ayodhya in 2003 on the
instructions of the high court to buttress the Hindus' claim
Both the historical and circumstantial evidences in this
connection prove that it was a Hindu temple and a grand Ram
temple should come up from the "garbh griha" where the idol
of Ram Lala has been placed and its puja is going on, Singh