RSS seeks early legislation to allow Ram temple in Ayodhya
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Opposing construction of any structure for the minority community at the disputed site in Ayodhya, RSS today asked the Centre to bring in a legislation at the earliest allowing Ram Janmabhoomi Trust to construct a Ram temple there.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, while addressing an annual gathering of Vijayadashmi celebrations here today, said any construction for the sake of the minority community should be allowed only outside the "cultural boundaries of Ayodhya".
Quoting reports, Bhagwat said, "Attempts are on to acquire a large plot of land adjacent to the Ram Janambhoomi to construct a big structure for Muslims."
"The state government will acquire the piece of land and the union government will be funding the construction," he said.
"The construction of Ram Janmabhoomi temple is an issue pending before the court. Therefore, making such irresponsible proposal at this juncture will amount to playing with the sentiments of the crores of Hindus and will result in vitiating the atmosphere of amity," Bhagwat said.
Considering the judgement delivered by the Allahabad High Court on Sept 30, 2010, the Parliament should enact a legislation, he said adding, "This is the only way to solve the issue amicably."
On the Kashmir issue, Bhagwat said the area under the occupation of Pakistan should be liberated.
"Discrimination shown in the administrative and development matters in Jammu, Leh, Ladakh and Kashmir Valley must be stopped forthwith and these areas must be brought at par with other regions in the country," he said.
Conditions should be made favourable and secure for those Hindus, who were forced to flee their homes, so that they come back to the valley with honour, he said.
"Those who took shelter in Jammu and Kashmir at the time of partition, should be granted state citizenship, but the policies adopted are further complicating the situation," the RSS chief said.
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