New Delhi: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said that foreign invaders choose Ram temple for demolition because they knew that the soul of India resides in there.  Prakash Javadekar was speaking at a felicitation event for donors of Shri Ram Janam Bhoomi Mandir Nidhi Samarpan Abhiyan in Delhi.Also Read - Cabinet Approves Merger of Film Bodies With National Film Development Corporation, Says Prakash Javadekar

The Union Minister said a ‘historical mistake’ was corrected on December 6, 1992 with the demolition of Babri Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. Also Read - Prakash Javadekar Condemns Arnab Goswami's Arrest, Says 'This Incident Reminds of The Emergency Days'

“When foreign invaders like Babur came to India, why did they choose the Ram temple for demolition? Because they knew that the soul of the country resides in Ram temple. They constructed a controversial structure there, that was not a mosque. A place where prayers are not conducted is not a mosque. On December 6, 1992, a historical mistake ended,” said Javadekar. Also Read - Opposition Working as 'Middlemen For Middlemen': Prakash Javadekar on Farm Law Protests

He recalled how he was part of ‘ending the evidence of invaders’ history, and said he was present when the ‘historical mistake was corrected.’

“I was a witness to the history created on December 6, 1992. That time I was working for the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha. I was in Ayodhya as a karsevak. Lakhs of karsevaks were there. The night before that, we slept in the premises and could see the three domes. The next day, the country saw how a historic mistake was corrected,” Javadekar said further.

The Minister added that all countries erase the evidences of invaders, and added, “We also changed the names of the places here, that becomes part of a country’s self-respect.”

He also asked his audience to reach all households in the country and ask for donations for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

“If we are asking people for help in the construction of Ram Mandir, they are donating happy for it. We have to reach every hold. People are contributing Rs 10 to Rs 10 crore. Some will even contribute more,” Javadekar added further.

(With inputs from ANI)