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During Modi’s second term, Ram temple issue to come to fore again

Ayodhya, May 24 (GCCurrentAffairs) After getting a clear mandate in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to face a challenging task with saints and seers pressuring the BJP government for early construction of the Ram temple.

The saints and seers from all over the country are expected to assemble here in the first week of June to participate in the meeting called by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas to discuss further action on the Ram Mandir issue.

As per the information, the decision taken in this key meeting will be shared with saints who will be coming for from June 7 to June 15 to celebrate the birthday of Mahant Nritya Gopal Das who is also the chief of Ram Nyas. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is expected to participate in the birthday celebrations. He has also been attending the function earlier also.

The Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas has already expressed its displeasure over the issue of mediation attempt by the three-member panel which is now extended till August 15, 2019.

Founded in 1993 by independent members of VHP, Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas is a body of seers and saints which spearheads the temple movement to construct the Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

Speaking to media on the issue here on Friday, Mahant Kamal Nayan Das, member of the Nyas said, “The issue of Ram Mandir will be discussed in the grand meeting called on June 3 in Ayodhya and some saints from all over the country will be attending it. Whatever will be finalised in the meeting will be shared with other saints on June 15. The Nyas was not in favour of any kind of mediation on the issue, however the hearing is delayed again as the deadline for mediation has been extended further till August.”

The Supreme Court had referred the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case in Ayodhya for mediation to the three-member mediation panel, which is headed by former Supreme Court judge FM Kalifullah, with spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and, lawyer and mediation expert Sriram Panchu as other members. The panel had convened its first meeting in Faizabad on March 13. After the panel’s deadline ended earlier this month, the Supreme Court extended its tenure by three months till August 15.

The issue of the Centre’s petition in the Supreme Court filed on January 29, in which request was made to give back the non-disputed 67 acre land around the disputed 2.77 acre land to its original owners, will also be discussed likely in the meeting.

Fourteen appeals have been filed in the apex court against the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment, delivered in four civil suits, that the 2.77-acre land in Ayodhya be partitioned equally among the three parties — the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.

Via UNI-India

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