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VHP Seeks Support from “Hinduwadi PM” to Push Bigoted Agenda 

No Islamic structure should come up in the cultural boundary of Ayodhya: VHP

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Members from the hardline Hindu group, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) during a demonstration. (Photo: Reuters)

In a demand that is bound to stoke tensions, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad has said that no Islamic structure should come up in the cultural boundary of Ayodhya (involving six districts in UP) nor should any structure in the name of Mughal emperor Babur be erected anywhere in India.

In a resolution passed in its meeting of Margdarshak Mandal (central governing body) in Haridwar on Tuesday, the group also asked for the entire land at the disputed site in Ayodhya to be given to Hindus for temple construction.

According to a report in The Times of India, during the meeting, VHP formed a coordination committee of senior saints to push their demands with the Centre.

Ayodhya’s cultural boundary is the place of Sri Ram’s ‘Krida, Leela and Sanskar’. Every year, thousands of devotees visit these places which have hundreds of pilgrimage sites. No Islamic prayer place or cultural structure will be built in this area. And nothing in the name of Babur will be erected anywhere in India.
– The resolution said

The VHP Resolution 

The resolution said since Hindu society believes that where Ram Lalla is placed is the birthplace of Ram and even the court had confirmed it, the temple should be built on the entire land.

The court has accepted that the temple there was demolished by Babur in 1528. The government had given an affidavit that if the same was proved, it would hand over the entire land for temple construction. The government will have to keep its word.

- Vinod Bansal, VHP Spokesperson

Sakshi Maharaj Does It Again

Meanwhile, BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj, who has time and again courted controversy with his statements, on Tuesday had said a Ram temple will come up in Ayodhya and that the work to give it a “grand look” will be completed “by 2019, before Lok Sabha polls”.

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