New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh speech was interrupted on Sunday after slogans demanding the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya were raised. Singh was speaking at the Yuva Kumbh event in Lucknow when crowd attending the function interrupted his speech midway for around four minutes.
The slogans said, “We will vote for the party, which constructs the Ram Temple.” Meanwhile, organisers asked the audience to remain calm.
Earlier on Sunday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had said that the temple will be constructed by BJP. Addressing a gathering in Lucknow, CM had said, “Some people were saying that they will only vote for the party that will build Ram temple. Whenever it happens and whoever does it, I assure you we’ll be the ones to do it, nobody else can do it.”
It is to be noted here that Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute cases will be heard by an appropriate bench in the first week of January 2019. While voices emerged within the BJP, favouring early construction of the temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.
Time and again the opposition parties had accused the saffron party of raising the Ram Temple issue only at the time of elections. Earlier this month Shiv Sena had demanded a triple talaq-like ordinance should be passed by the Narendra Modi-led government for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.
The Sena, which has resolved to go solo in the future elections, has often targeted the BJP for “delaying” the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya despite having a majority.
The Babri Masjid, built by Mughal emperor Babur in Ayodhya in 1528, was, on December 6, 1992, razed to the ground allegedly by Hindu activists, claiming that the mosque was constructed after demolishing a Ram temple that originally stood there
Earlier, a three-judge bench, by a 2:1 majority, refused to refer to a five-judge constitution bench the issue of reconsideration of the observations in its 1994 judgment that a mosque was not integral to Islam. The matter had arisen during the hearing of the Ayodhya land dispute.
An apex court bench headed by then Chief Justice Dipak Misra said the civil suit has to be decided on the basis of evidence, adding that the previous verdict has no relevance to this issue.
As many as 14 appeals have been filed against the high court judgment, delivered in four civil suits, that the 2.77 acres of land be partitioned equally among three parties — the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.