Advani to Singhal, top players of Ram temple movement
Saturday, 9 November 2019 In the 1980s the demand for the construction of Ram temple in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya grew, with senior BJP leader LK Advani leading the countrywide Rath Yatra in 1990, and then another big rally organised by the BJP and the VHP and the RSS in 1992 in the temple town, led to the demolition of the Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992.
India's supreme court has ruled in favour of a Hindu temple on disputed religious ground and ordered that alternative land should be given to Muslims to build a mosque. The dispute over land ownership has been one of the country's most contentious issues. The 16th-century Babri Masjid mosque in...
Mahant Kamal Nayan Das, spox of Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, President of Shri Ram Janambhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust on July 03 said the trust members will meet on July 18 in Ayodhya. Adding to it, he said the purpose will be construction of Ram Temple. "We want that PM Modi to visit here once so that construction may begin," he further added.
President of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust, Nitya Gopal Das on July 01 said that they have written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to visit Ayodhya and inaugurate the construction activities of Ram temple. "We'll ensure that there is no crowding," he added.
Ayodhya's Ram Janmabhoomi temple has decided to reopen its gate for devotees from June 08, under the guidelines of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). Recently 'Ram Lalla' idol was shifted to makeshift temple in Ram Janmabhoomi premises.To ensure the safety of the people from coronavirus infection, the authorities of temple has dismissed all kind of offerings."Only five people are allowed to enter in the temple at a time, no offerings were allowed in the temple," said the priest, Acharya Satyendra Das. MHA has permitted to reopen the religious place from June 08 across the nation.
While speaking to ANI in the national capital on July 13, the General Secretary of All India Congress Committee (AICC) and In-charge of Congress party in Chattisgarh, PL Punia spoke on Rajasthan political crisis. He said, "Sachin Pilot is now in Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Everyone knows BJP's attitude towards Congress party. We don't need a certificate from BJP. In Congress Party, all leaders and workers are respected." Later, PL Punia tweets clarification on his statement, 'Sachin Pilot is now in BJP'. He added, "It is clear in the video that question was asked about Scindia ji and my reply was about Sh Scindia and by slip of tongue I took Sachin Pilots' name instead of Scindia. Mistake is regretted."
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on July 13 chaired a meeting with the officials of Team 11. The meeting was held to review the COVID-19 situation in the state. Team 11 was formed by the UP government to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. There are over 12,000 active cases of COVID-19 in UP.
Devotees offered prayers to Lord Shiva from outside the Augarnath Temple on second Monday of 'Sawan' month in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut on July 13. The doors of temple are closed for the devotees since the beginning of COVID-19 lockdown. Augarnath Temple has been following the imposition of the lockdown in the backdrop of COVID-19 scare. Usually crowd of worshipers flock the temple, however it wore a deserted look this morning. Devotees flocked to the temple and prayed to Lord Shiva from outside the temple. This year, 'Sawan' month began from on July 06 and it will end on August 03. In view surge in COVID-19 cases, Uttar Pradesh government on July 10 imposed lockdown in the state, which will continue till July 13.
The Ram Mandi Trust members meeting over the construction of Lord Ram Temple will held in Ayodhya on July 18. Trustee of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust, Mahant Kamal Nayan Das Ji Maharaj informed that decisions to lay the foundation stones for the pillars of the temple to be built are likely can be taken in the meeting.
Following the relaxations in the COVID-19 lockdown, Hanumangarhi Temple in Ayodhya is preparing to reopen from Monday in accordance with the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by Union Home Ministry to prevent coronavirus spread. Mahant Kamal Nayan Das Ji Maharaj said that arrangements have been made at the religious site. Various measures have also been taken to ensure that social distancing is maintained by the devotees throughout their visit. As per some of the guidelines, prasad distribution or a sprinkling of holy water, will not be allowed inside religious places.
A Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader was attacked and shot dead in Madhya Pradesh's Pipariya by unknown persons when he was returning from Hoshangabad. Police have formed four teams and also announced Rs. 10,000 reward on each accused, and maximum of Rs. 1 lakh. Further investigation is underway.