Vrindavan, 2016.02.03 Mahant Shri Nritya Gopal Dasji Maharaj, who is both the president of both Ram Janma Bhoomi in Ayodhya (Birthplace of Lord Ram) and Shri Krishna Janma Bhoomi in Mathura, (Birthplace of Sri Krishna), called on the Government to take action to stop effluent flowing into the Yamuna and Ganga and rebuild the Ram Janma Bhoomi Temple before the next election.
Speaking at Hanuman Tekri in Raman Reti, the Mahant added his voice to the outcry against the Shrine Board’s proposed takeover of temples in Braj, commenting that the government has no right to tamper with the functioning of temples.
Mahant Nritya Gopal Das urged the government not to delay the start of the on construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya so that it can be completed before the next election in May 2019. The Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute is due to be heard in the Supreme Court on February 8. If the finding is positive , the BJP is expected to take swift action to start the construction of the temple as the party has been promising to build the Ram Janma Bhoomi temple for over a decade.
Attempts to build a temple at the Janma Bhoomi site have been underway since 1853, when Hindu’s occupied the Babri Masjid. In 1992, activists demolished the mosque, resulting in riots in which 2000 people were killed. Historians are divided as to whether the area is the actual birth place of Sri Ram, however, there is historical and archaeological evidence showing that a temple at the site was destroyed by Mughal rulers in the 17th Century. Read more
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