Babri anniversary: VHP, Bajrang Dal observe ‘Shaurya Diwas’


Members of Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindi Parishad today pledged to work for the early construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhyay and observed the 23rd anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition as ‘Shaurya Diwas’.

VHP Delhi State President, Rampal Singh said the temple should be built through an act of Parliament on the lines of Somnath temple.

“Entrusting full faith on the judicial system, Hindus waited for 60 years from 1950 till 2010. But now the Hindu community wants the temple to be built through an act of Parliament on the lines of Somnath Temple,” Singh said.

Singh was alluding to the Allahabad High Court order on September 30, 2010. Sixty years after the matter first went into litigation, a Special Full Bench of the High Court had ruled majority that the 2.7 acres disputed land in Ayodhya, on which the Babri Masjid stood before it was demolished on December 6, 1992, shall be divided into three parts.

A two-thirds portion is to be shared by two Hindu plaintiffs and one-third will be given to the Sunni Muslim Waqf Board.

While the three-judge bench was not unanimous that the disputed structure was constructed after demolition of a temple, it did agree that a temple or a temple structure predated the mosque at the same site. The excavations by the Archaeological Survey of India were heavily used as evidence by the court that the predating structure was a massive Hindu religious building.

The Supreme Court on May 9, 2011 stayed the Allahabad High Court’s verdict dividing in three parts the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya, terming as “something strange” the judgement although the parties had not asked for trifurcation of the land.

VHP has been pressing the demand for early construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya.

Source: Business Standard