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No option but to build Ram Mandir, says RSS leader

Even as the Supreme Court begins final hearing in the land dispute case of Ram Janmabhoomi–Babri Masjid, the second-in-command in Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Bhaiyyaji Joshi on Thursday declared that there was no option left but to construct Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.Joshi was speaking at the launch function of a book Ashok Singhal — Staunch and Perseverant Exponent of Hindutva on the life of firebrand Hindutva proponent and former international president of VHP and crusader of Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi Movement, late Ashok Singhal.Amid thunderous claps of saffron-clad audience in Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi, Joshi said, “The Bhavya Divyata (divine intervention) of formation of a government that will uphold both niti (policy) and dharma (religion) happened in front of him (Singhal). Now there is no option left other than to construct Ram Mandir.”Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, who was present as the chief guest of the event, too showered praises on late Ashok Singhal for his role in propagating the Ram Janmabhoomi issue across the world. Naidu said the book will serve as a useful guide for people who believe in Hindutva and those who want to know the way forward.The VP added that the Supreme Court had made clear in 1995 that Hindutva is a way of life, but people still talk about it as a narrow religious concept.Blurring the difference between Hindu and Hindutva, Naidu said, “Hindu is a dharma, a culture, a tradition in existence since the Adikal and the time of Vedas, and whether you call it Hindutva, Bharatiyata or Indianness…it is there and it believes in Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam (world is one family), Sarva Dharma Sama Bhava (equality of the destination of the paths of all religion) and Sarva Jana Sukhana Bahavantu (let all people be happy).”Known for his tongue in cheek remarks, Naidu said it is an unfortunate that some people still feel reluctant in calling themselves a Hindu but than say so because of political reasons. He said he would not elaborate because he is on a constitutional position.Swami Satyamitranand Giriji of Bharat Mata Mandir, Haridwar remembered Ashok Singhal as the chief motivator of Kar Seva (that culminated into the destruction of Babri Masjid).
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Didn’t represent Sunni Waqf board in SC, PM should be more careful: Kapil Sibal

Senior Congress leader and lawyer Kapil Sibal on Wednesday clarified that he never represented Sunni Waqf Board in Supreme Court during the Ayodhya hearing on Tuesday. This clarification comes after both PM Modi and Amit Shah attacked Kapil Sibal for trying to delay the hearing and demanded Congress party to make their stance clear. Amit Shah post Sunni Waqf Board’s statement that they want the case to be hear soon, said that Kapil Sibal was representing Congress view in Supreme Court on the behest of ‘High Command’.However, this is what Kapil Sibal, the man in the eye of the controversy has to say. Speaking to ANI, Sibal said, ” Our PM comments without knowing things sometimes. Amit Shah & he said I represented Sunni Waqf Board. I was never a Sunni Waqf Board lawyer”. Regarding the entire controversy, Sibal said that, ” Will discussion on my going to the court & representing someone solve serious problems in the country? If yes, then PM should say so. Issuing statements won’t help India in anyway, it’ll just take the nation towards controversies”.Kapil Sibal urged PM Modi to be ‘more careful’ and further went on to say, Also readPM Modi attacks Congress, Kapil Sibal for linking Ram Mandir with Lok Sabha electionsRegarding the timing of building a Ram temple in Ayodhya, Sibal said, ” We believe in the Lord, we don’t believe in you Modi ji. You are not going to build that temple, it will be done when God wants it. The court will decide”. Sibal on Supreme Court said that since the court’s decision in the case would have “very serious ramifications”, the hearing be deferred till July 2019 by which time the general election would be over.His contention was, however, not accepted by the court which decided to hear the matter on February 8 next year.Prime Minister Narendra Modi today castigated senior Congress leader and lawyer Kapil Sibal for seeking deferment of hearing of the Ram Janmabhoomi- Babri Masjid title dispute till after the 2019 general elections, and wondered if such an issue should be kept unresolved for political gains and losses.On the campaign trail in Gujarat, Modi recalled how his government decided to oppose ‘triple talaq’ in the Supreme Court risking a possible backlash in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.He also pitched for simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies. “Yesterday, Sibal advocated the cause of the Muslim community. He has the right to do it and we do not have any problem with it. You can present your argument quoting all facts and laws to save Babri Masjid.”But you dare say that the case should not be heard till 2019 elections. You want to stop the hearing of Ram temple (issue) in the name of elections,” Modi told a well attended election rally here in Ahmedabad district. Modi said now he understands why the Congress kept many issues unresolved, without elaborating but implying that it was done to derive political mileage.”Does the Waqf Board fight elections? Are these thoughts of delaying the hearing for elections that of the Waqf Board? The elections in the country are being fought by the Congress party. You want to keep the issue unresolved for political gain and losses in the elections?” Modi asked the Congress. He, however, noted that the Congress has said the views expressed by Sibal, who represents the Sunni Waqf Board in the case in the Supreme Court, were his own.With agency inputs
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Watch: Sena, Bajrang Dal activists defy prohibitory orders in Ayodhya to take out ‘victory procession’

Raising ‘Jai Sri Ram’ slogans, saffron-clad Bajrang Dal and Shiv Sena activists took out a ‘victory procession’ in Ayodhya on Wednesday to celebrate 25 years of Babri mosque demolition in gross violation of Section 144 of the IPC enforced in the temple town and the advisory issued by the Central government.It is for the first time in the aftermath of Babri mosque demolition that slogan-raising saffron brigade activists took to streets to create communal frenzy in Ayodhya, despite enforcement of Section 144. The procession went through main thoroughfares of communally-sensitive town in Faizabad district, including high-security zone of the disputed site and Muslim-dominated areas of the temple town.Pitch of slogans was shriller when they passed through Muslim-dominated areas and outer of high-security disputed complex. Each year on the day (December 6), prohibitory order under Section 144 is enforced in Ayodhya to disallow congregation of more than five persons. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) programs are restricted within the precincts of Karsevakpuram and no one from either side is allowed to take out victory procession on Ayodhya streets.Also read’Politics of deception’ was accepted as mainstream after Babri Masjid demolition: Lalu Yadav Watch Bajrang Dal and Shiv Sena activists’ ‘victory procession’ in Ayodhya: Also readBabri Masjid demolition day: Centre issues advisory, VHP to ‘celebrate’ in Ayodhya Emboldened by pro-Hindutva governments at the Centre and state, Bajrang Dal and Shiv Sena activists blatantly defied the prohibitory orders on Wednesday. Interestingly, the police and security forces did not bother to stop the procession at any place or dare to arrest any saffron brigade activists for violating prohibitory orders.Earlier, Shiv Sena activists took a holy dip in river Saryu and renewed their resolve to construct grand Ram temple at the disputed site, irrespective of court verdict.Also readResponsible for razing Babri Masjid, 3 guilt-ridden karsevaks have embraced Islam“Where is Babri mosque? The land belongs to us. We are in possession of the land and are doing puja there. Ram temple is to be constructed at that site only. I don’t know why media calls it a disputed site when we are the owners,” reacted Vinay Katiyar, BJP Rajya Sabha member and founder President of the Bajrang Dal, the youth wing of the VHP. “What shall we expect from the BJP government when they allowed a new tradition today in Ayodhya. It reminded us of December 6, 1992 when hundreds of thousand kar sevaks attacked us and brazenly celebrated demolition of Babri mosque on streets. Police and security forces were a mute spectator then and today also,” rued Iqbal Anasri, a petitioner in the title suit pending at the Supreme Court.Iqbal’s father late Hashim Ansari was one of the oldest petitioners in the title suit. Ansari’s house was torched on December 6, 1992 by kar sevaks. However, Hashim and his family had escaped unhurt in the attack. Iqbal, who is now contesting the case after his father’s death, said that they will lodge a complaint in this regard with the SSP and DM to initiate action against these activists for violting Section 144.“After seeing today’s ‘tamasha’, do you think that they (read Hindus) will abide by the Supreme Court final verdict if it went against them?” questioned UP Sunni Central Wakq Board petitioner Haji Mehboob.“Both sides should patiently wait for the Supreme Court verdict instead of issuing public statements,” advised Maulana Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahali, a prominent Sunni Cleric and a member of the All-India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB).Posters from the PFI pasted in Meerut (Image courtesy: Srawan Shukla)Meanwhile, controversial posters from the Popular Front of India (PFI), reminding Muslims “not to forget 25 years of betrayal and fight for re-building Babri mosque”, were pasted in Muslim-dominated areas of Meerut district on Tuesday evening. The posters were issued by PFI with G-78, Second Floor, Kalindi Kunj Road, New Delhi. “Posters have been removed and an FIR has been lodged,” said the SSP Manjil Saini. At Karsevakpuram in Ayodhya, the VHP celebrated ‘Shaurya Diwas’ to celebrate silver jubilee of mosque demolition. Amidst fiery speeches of saffron-clad sadhus and saints and VHP leaders, they took a pledge to begin the construction of Ram temple at the earliest.“Temple will be built at the birthplace of Lord Ram only whatever the court verdict,” said Mahant Satyendra Das, Chief Priest of Ram Lala makeshift temple ate the disputed site.“We will not allow construction of any mosque in Ayodhya, only Ram temple. Dharam Sansad has already passed a resolution in this regard,” stated Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, Chairman, Ram Janambhoomi Nyas, which is spearheading the Ram temple movement.VHP celebrating ‘Shurya Diwas’ at Karsewakpuram in Ayodhya (Image courtesy: Srawan Shukla)Mahant Ramdas of Nirmohi Akhara pointed that two third of the land is with Hindus, the court battle is to get remaining land for the construction of grand Ram temple in Ayodhya.Ever since Yogi government removed hurdles after ban by the Akhilesh government, about 20 trucks of stones have arrived at the VHP workshop in Ayodhya. About 60 per cent stones have been carved as per the design of the temple, work on remaining is in full swing.
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‘Politics of deception’ was accepted as mainstream after Babri Masjid demolition: Lalu Yadav

Rashtriya Janata Dal​ (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday said the demolition of Babri Masjid 25 years ago in Ayodhya was the beginning of the era in India when “politics of deception” was accepted as a mainstream. In an open letter to “fellow citizens” on the 25th Anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition, Lalu wrote, “I do not need to remind you that this was no demolition of a mere mosque. It was, in its effect, a beginning of the era in India when politics of deception and trickery of the Sangh Parivar and the BJP was accepted as a mainstream way of doing politics. the day was the “beginning of the era in India when politics of deception and trickery of the Sangh Parivar and the BJP was accepted as a mainstream way of doing politics.””The ideology that killed Bapu has an innate relationship with the Hindu right and has wreaked havoc on the social fabric of India,” the former Bihar Chief Minister wrote. He said the people “will eventually see the ruling ideology of hate for what it is.” Also readBabri Masjid demolition day: Centre issues advisory, VHP to ‘celebrate’ in Ayodhya Lalu alleged that the Bhartiya Janta Party(BJP) leader Lal Krishna Advani had given his word that the mosque would not be damaged but he went back on it. “He was truer to his political ideology of hate and violence than to the Constitution of India and to the good of the nation. His ecstatic happiness and euphoric hugging of his colleagues as the Babri Mosque demolition was perpetrated has been captured in iconic photographs of the cataclysmic event,” Lalu wrote in thehinducentre.com. Also readResponsible for razing Babri Masjid, 3 guilt-ridden karsevaks have embraced IslamSpeaking of the events leading up to December 6, when the disputed structure in Ayodhya was demolished by karsevaks, Lalu said the then Prime Minister Narsimha Raoji and his government did not deem it necessary to take preventive or even precautionary measures as they “chose to trust Advaniji’s word.” Of Kalyan Singh, who was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh at the time of the incident, Lalu said he dishonoured an affidavit he filed in the Supreme Court of India. “The will to dishonour the constitution runs deep in BJP’s culture and ideology,” Lalu said. Lalu said that the demolition of Babri Masjid is a “potent symbol of the failure of social contract of the Indian state with its Muslim citizens.” “Today, if Muslims feel that they have been rendered redundant in the Indian politics, it is a sad day for our democracy,” he added. Also readAyodhya case: Firm Supreme Court schedules Feb hearingHe said it is not just that Muslims are being attacked and lynched but that opposition, judiciary, NGOs and media have all been “threatened to fall in line.” Urging people “not to repose all your trust, unquestioningly, in one political party,” Lalu said, “Absolute submission to one party’s vision—no matter how good it sounds to your ears—is the sure path to authoritarianism. A healthy opposition is important for a democracy to survive.”
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Babri Masjid demolition day: Centre issues advisory, VHP to ‘celebrate’ in Ayodhya

Ahead of the anniversary of the demolition of Babri Masjid, the Centre has asked all states to remain cautious and ensure that there was peace and no incident of communal tension anywhere in the country.In a communication to the states and union territories, the Union home ministry urged them to deploy adequate security forces at sensitive places and maintain extra vigil so that attempts to disturb peace could be foiled, a ministry official said today. The 25th anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition could lead to demonstrations, protests and dharna by “both communities”, the ministry said, without naming them.So precautionary measures have to be taken and utmost vigil and alertness maintained to ensure peace and communal harmony, the home ministry said in the advisory sent recently. The demolition of the Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992, in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, was followed by riots in which hundreds of people were killed. Home ministry officials said most of the state governments were expected to deploy additional forces in sensitive places, religious sites, markets, bus terminals and railway stations so that law and order could be maintained. On a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) call, entire Ayodhya will be decorated with ‘diyas’ on Wednesday to celebrate the silver jubilee anniversary of the Babri Mosque demolition. The VHP Spokesperson Sharad Sharma told DNA that grand celebrations are in store to mark the silver jubilee anniversary of Babri Mosque demolition. “All homes and temples in Ayodhya would be decorated with diyas and a torch procession would be taken out on Wednesday to celebrate the occasion,” said Sharma.The VHP has also organized Surya Sankalp Sabha at the Karsewakpuram to take a pledge for the construction of grand Ram temple at the disputed site. “Prominent sadhus and saints associated with the Ram temple movement will administer an oath to people to renew their pledge for the construction of the Ram temple at the earliest,” said the VHP Spokesperson. Sharma said that a unanimous decision was taken at the Dharm Sansad in Udipi (Karnataka) to construct Ram temple at the earliest. The Dharam Sansad had also made it clear that no mosque would be allowed near the temple, he added.“Our preparations are in full swing and we are only awaiting the Supreme Court final verdict to begin the construction of the Ram temple, clamed he. A booklet, containing matter related to Lord Ram birthplace, will also be released on the occasion. The same would be distributed across the country. Earlier, the Yogi Adityanath government had recreated Treta Yuga on the eve of Diwali by decorating Saryu ghats with 1.80 lakh diyas. The feat got a place in the Guinness Books of World Records. With PTI inputs
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Babri Masjid case: Supreme Court to commence final hearing from Tuesday

The Supreme Court is likely to commence final hearing in the long-standing Ram Janmabhoomi- Babri Masjid title dispute from Tuesday, a day before the 25th anniversary of the demolition of medieval-era structure.A specially constituted bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Ashok Bhushan and Abdul Nazeer will be hearing a total of 13 appeals filed against the 2010 judgement of the Allahabad High Court in four civil suits. The high court had then ruled a three-way division of the disputed 2.77 acre area at Ayodhya among the parties — the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and the Lord Ram Lalla. A sect of Muslims, under the banner of Shia Central Waqf Board of Uttar Pradesh, had earlier approached the court offering a solution that a mosque could be built in a Muslim- dominated area at a “reasonable distance” from the disputed site in Ayodhya.However, its intervention was opposed by the All India Sunni Waqf Board which had claimed that judicial adjudication between the two sects had already been done in 1946 by declaring the mosque, which was demolished on December 6, 1992, as one which belongs to the Sunnis. Recently a group of civil rights activists also moved the apex court seeking intervention in the Ayodhya dispute and urged it to consider the issue saying it is not just a dispute over property but has several other aspects which would have far-reaching effects on the “secular fabric of the country”.In pursuance to the apex court’s earlier direction, the Yogi Adityanath government has submitted English translation of exhibits and documents likely to be relied upon, as these were in eight different languages. A battery of high profile lawyers including senior advocates K Parasaran and C S Vaidyanathan and advocate Saurabh Shamsheri will appear for Lord Ram Lalla, the deity, and Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta will represent the Uttar Pradesh government.Senior advocates Kapil Sibal, Anoop George Chaudhari, Rajeev Dhavan and Sushil Jain will represent other parties including All India Sunni Waqf Board and Nirmohi Akhara. The top court had on August 11 asked the UP government to complete within 10 weeks the translation of the evidence recorded for adjudication of the title dispute in the high court. It had said it would not allow the matter to take any shape other than the civil appeals and would adopt the same procedure as was done by the high court.BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, an intervenor in the matter, had attempted to raise the issue of fundamental right of religion of the Hindus under Article 25 of the Constitution. Many of the original plantiffs and defendants in the matter including Mohd Hashim, who was the first person to take the matter to the apex court, have died. A three-judge bench of the Allahabad High Hourt, in a 2:1 majority ruling, had said the land be partitioned equally among three parties — the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla.
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SC notice to UP, Uttarakhand on ‘verbal instructions’ stopping release of film ‘Muzaffarnagar the Burning Love’

The Supreme Court today directed the governments of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand to respond to a plea against ‘verbal instructions’ by the authorities there not to release a movie in some districts of the two states.The movie, ‘Muzaffarnagar the Burning Love’, is a love story of a Hindu boy and a Muslim girl and set in backdrop of the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots in Uttar Pradesh.The film has already been released across the country barring some districts of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand — Muzzaffarnagar, Meerut, Saharanpur, Shamli, Baghpat, Ghaziabad and, Haridwar and Bijnor.Also readPadmavati row | Parliamentary panel grills Sanjay Leela Bhansali over ‘selective media screening’ of filmA bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud asked the petitioner’s counsel to serve the copy of the plea to the standing counsel of the two states and posted the matter for December 11.Morna Entertainment Pvt Ltd, producer of the movie, had approached the top court seeking directions to the authorities of these districts to allow the film’s screening without any hindrance or obstruction.Also readPadmavati row: Haryana BJP leader booked for Rs 10 crore bounty offer against Bhansali, DeepikaThe plea also sought directions to provide adequate security for its screening, besides a compensation of Rs 50 lakh due to the loss of business suffered by them.It has alleged that the authorities of these districts had “illegally and without any authorisation” warned and threatened the cinema theatres not to screen the movie which was scheduled to be released on November 17 this year.Also readABVP leader offers Rs 1 lakh to chop off ‘Games of Ayodhya’ movie producer’s hands It said the movie was granted ‘UA’ certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and the censor board had cleared it to be shown to the audience.”In fact the certificate also mentions the fact that the excisions and modifications imposed by the board has also been duly carried out,” the plea said.It claimed that when the film was about to be released on November 17 all across the nation, it was communicated to the petitioner and its distributor that the movie would not be released in these districts of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.The plea alleged that the authorities had not issued any formal order to the theatres “but only on verbal instructions, the release of motion picture has been stalled thereby causing a great financial loss to the petitioner and also violating the fundamental right…”It claimed that after they got to know about it, they contacted the respective district administrations but they blatantly refused to screen the movie on the pretext of law and order situation.The petitioner alleged that ‘verbal instructions’ werte issued by the authorities for not releasing the movie which was patently illegal, unwarranted and arbitrary exercise of power.It has also claimed that the move violated their right to freedom of free speech and to trade as enshrined under the Constitution.
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Dilapidated school building in Chembur-Vashi naka poses threat to students

The lives of students in Ayodhya Nagar Marathi and Telugu-medium BMC school at Chembur-Vashi Naka is at risk owing to the dilapidated condition of the school building. The plan was to demolish the building, set up a transit camp near the ground and shift the students to the camp. BMC Education department decided to shift the school to a residential building of the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA). Parents have opposed the shift as the MHADA building is not close to their homes, and they didn’t want to take the risk.The foundation stone was laid by local corporator in December 2016 to build a ground plus five-floor building for the Ayodhya Nagar Marathi and Telugu-medium school.After one developer took the matter to court to reserve the ground for playground and not for educational purposes, the transit camp could not be built. According to sources, in September, the school officials brought the condition of building to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) notice of BMC’s education department.In a recent ward committee meeting, the higher authorities ordered the school officials to vacate the school immediately and move the students to a safer place. A residential building of MHADA named Suraksha was then finalised and it was decided to give four rooms. Parents have opposed this move on the grounds that the new building is far and they didn’t want to risk sending their children to a residential building.A BMC education official on condition of anonymity said, “We are still exploring where to shift the students as the MHADA building where it is decided to shift haveDIP IN STUDENTSThe school, earlier, had 550 students in Marathi medium and 250 in Telugu medium. Now the number has come down to 328 in Marathi medium and only 60 in Telugu medium When contacted, school principal of Ayodhya Nagar BMC school refused to comment on the issue
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ABVP leader offers Rs 1 lakh to chop off ‘Games of Ayodhya’ movie producer’s hands

A leader of the Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the students’ wing of the RSS, today declared a bounty of Rs one lakh for chopping the hands of the director of the upcoming film “Games of Ayodhya”.The remarks come amidst a controversy over period drama “Padmavati”. Some people, including a political leader, had reportedly offered bounties against actor Deepika Padukone and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali.ABVP leader Amit Goswami, during a press conference, announced the bounty of Rs one lakh for anyone who brings him the hands of the film’s director and producer Sunil Singh.Also readPadmavati row: Haryana BJP leader booked for Rs 10 crore bounty offer against Bhansali, Deepika”The film has presented a distorted history of the Babri Mosque demolition which has deeply hurt Hindu sentiments,” Goswami alleged.The ABVP leader alleged that the film wrongfully held senior BJP leaders responsible for the demolition.Also readPadmavati row | Rs 1 crore reward to anyone who burns Deepika Padukone alive: All-India Kshatriya MahasabhaGoswami warned that if the film was allowed to be released then people who watch it “will be responsible for their own lives and theatre owners will do so at their own risk”.The ABVP leader claimed that if he came across Singh he “would not hesitate to shoot him”.Singh is a former MLC from the Rashtriya Lok Dal and he belongs to Aligarh.Meanwhile, state secretary of the Hindu Jagran Manch Yuva Vahini, Sanju Bajaj, in a statement, said his organisation would protest against Singh.Earlier, Haryana BJP leader Suraj Pal Amu reportedly offered a Rs 10 crore bounty for beheading Padukone and Bhansali.He, however, resigned yesterday as the chief media coordinator of the state unit of the party after he was served a show cause notice, seeking explanation about his remarks.A resident of Meerut from the Kshatriya community had also announced a bounty of Rs 5 crore on the heads of Bhansali and Padukone for “wrongfully portraying” queen Padmini.
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The Friendless God: Where Ram, raga collide

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>First-time author and business journalist S Anuradha’s novel The Friendless God received an enthusiastic reception from the audience in Mumbai’s Press Club on Friday. Set against the backdrop of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid issue, the novel traces the parallel, overlapping journeys of atheist mother and struggling Carnatic musician Vaidehi and her Ram adoring son, Kodanda. The quintessential domesticity of these South Indian characters take a sharp turn when a deep attraction for Lord Ram compels Kodanda to embark on an ambitious journey all the way north, to Ayodhya. This, even as political fracas rages in the country.While senior business journalist described the book as “racy yet descriptive, with a touching conclusion”, the author admitted to being stirred into creative action by her own experience in the newsroom during the 90s, when she realised that “information (on the topic) was scarce” and of whatever available, “very little was given out to the public”. Of course, the book isn’t only forked into the private and the political – the main narrative is interwoven with strands of the Tamil-Telegu conflict in language and music, widowhood in India, Carnatic music, Kalamkari painting and, of course, generous morsels of Indian history. In between snatches of passage reading where she was joined by the author, Venkatesh highlighted a paragraph that throws light on the novelist’s attention to her peripheral characters — citing the tenderness inherent in the description of a Muslim boatman, who ruffles the waters of a sunset-hushed Sarayu river despite his apprehensions, to ferry Ram Bhakts to Ayodhya.Hosted by the Indic Book Club and attended by an audience well-geared with questions, insights and high praise, the event excused itself from the predictability of book launches with its immediate socio-political resonance.

Remembering 26/11 | Resolve Ayodhya issue to end terrorism: MN Singh

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The government should resolve Ayodhya issue at the earliest and resolve it through mutual negotiations by arriving at an amicable solution if the problem of terrorism in India has to end. Other things can be taken up later on, former Mumbai police commissioner MN Singh told DNA on the eve of the ninth anniversary of 26/11.”Whether one likes it or not minorities are feeling a little uneasy in their minds. After this government came there is great anxiety in their minds. No efforts were made to resolve the Ram temple-Babri Masjid dispute in three and half years. Hindus will definitely like that the temple is built up there as they are not going to settle down for anything less than it. The government is eminently poised to take the initiative. Instead of doing that lot of other things are talked about such as Love Jihad, beef ban. It has created more tension and controversy.””We have done a great deal but there is always a possibility as far as that discontent element is there and that internal support base remains,” Singh said. He added that there have been 12 terrorist attacks in Mumbai in the last 24 years, and from 1992-93 onwards all of them were the handiwork of Muslim groups. According to Singh, the 26/11 attack was an invasion by Pakistan carried out by 10 well-trained fidayins with local support.”You may have security infrastructure but as long as there is anxiety and some discontent there will always be terror attacks in the country. In our country what has been going on is a threat from Islamic forces,” Singh said. He further added that there are two aspects of terrorism in India — one is internal and the other external.

Ayodhya: Shia Board offers to give up land for temple

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Wakq Board (UPSCWB) has finally reached an agreement with Ayodhya sadhus and saints agreeing to surrender entire 2.77 acres of disputed land to Hindus for the construction of Ram temple. The Board has also agreed to build mosque in Lucknow outside Ayodhya.In an affidavit submitted to the Supreme Court for the settlement of the land dispute outside court, the Board Chairman Syed Waseem Rizvi said that the Shia Board and Ayodhya seers have reached an agreement on November 13 to resolve the land dispute amicably. As per the agreement, the Shia Board has surrendered entire 2.77 acres of land to Hindus for the construction of Ram temple and agreed to build mosque at Shia-dominated Hussainbad area in Lucknow.A four-page agreement between Shia Board and Hindus religious leaders has also been submitted along with the affidavit in the apex Court. The agreement is signed by Ram Janambhoomi Nyas Chairman Mahanat Nritya Gopal Das, All-India Akhara Parishad Chairman Mahant Narendra Giri, former BJP MP and VHP leader Dr Ram Vilas Vedanti, Mahant Dharam Das of Nirvani Akhara, Mahant Ram Das of Hanumangarhi, Mahant Suresh Das, Dr Rameshwar Das, member Kendriya Margdarshak Mandal VHP, Virendra Chaubey from Hindu side and Dr Waseem Rizvi on behalf of Shia Board and Muslim side.Rizvi said that Hindu organizations and leaders spearheading the Ram temple movement have agreed to the Shia Board formula and signed the agreement. “This will put an end to the ongoing dispute in court and erase the permanent schism between Hindus and Muslim over Babri mosque. The formula will restore peace, communal harmony and brotherhood between the two communities,” he added.Rizvi said that the Board would appeal to the Yogi Adityanth government to allot one acre land of Hussainabad Trust in Lucknow for the construction of mosque which will be named as Masjid-e-Aman. He said that the Shia Board would construct the mosque from its own resources.Rizvi said that the claim of the Sunni Centra Wakq Board over the Babri mosque land by way of February 26, 1994 order was already rejected by Faizabad District Judge and later by the High Court. “After rejection of their claim on Babri mosque and its land, only Shia Board is its rightful owner,” he pointed. He also pointed that Babri mosque was always under a Shia Mutwalli, a descendant of Meer Baqi who constructed the Babri mosque in 1528.Rejecting Shia Board formula, Sunni Central Wakq Board and All-India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) are sticking to their guns saying that they would go by the Supreme Court final verdict.”The matter is before the Supreme Court. Let the court give its final verdict, we will abide by it,” reacted Jafrayab Jilani, Secretary AIMPLB.Even the All India Shia Personal Law Board has rejected. “WaseemRizvi has no right to interfere in the matter when it is before the Supreme Court,” stated Yasoob Abbas, Board Spokesperson.Iqbal Ansari, a litigant in the case, said that they are with the Sunni Central Wakq Board. “His formula holds no legal value. Who is he to hand over land to the other party ignoring High Court order. Muslims will only abide by Supreme Court judgment in the case,” said Ansari.Spiritual Guru Sri Sri Ravishanker had also visited Ayodhya last week to broker the deadlock but he returned empty hands.THE FORMULAAccording to its affidavit, UPSCWB has agreed to surrender the entire 2.77 acres of disputed land to Hindus for the construction of Ram temple. The Board has also agreed to build mosque in Lucknow outside Ayodhya.

Ayodhya: Shia Board willing to surrender land for construction of temple, Sunni Board rejects formula

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board (UPSCWB) has finally reached an agreement with Ayodhya sadhus and saints agreeing to surrender entire 2.77 acres of disputed land to Hindus for the construction of Ram temple. The Board has also agreed to build mosque in Lucknow outside Ayodhya. In an affidavit submitted to the Supreme Court for the settlement of the land dispute outside court, the Board Chairman Syed Waseem Rizvi said that the Shia Board and Ayodhya seers have reached an agreement on November 13 to resolve the land dispute amicably. As per the agreement, the Shia Board has surrendered entire 2.77 acres of land to Hindus for the construction of Ram temple and agreed to build mosque at Shia-dominated Hussainbad area in Lucknow.A four-page agreement between Shia Board and Hindus religious leaders has also been submitted along with the affidavit in the apex Court. The agreement is signed by Ram Janambhoomi Nyas Chairman Mahanat Nritya Gopal Das, All-India Akhara Parishad Chairman Mahant Narendra Giri, former BJP MP and VHP leader Dr Ram Vilas Vedanti, Mahant Dharam Das of Nirvani Akhara, Mahant Ram Das of Hanumangarhi, Mahant Suresh Das, Dr Rameshwar Das, member Kendriya Margdarshak Mandal VHP, Virendra Chaubey from Hindu side and Dr Waseem Rizvi on behalf of Shia Board and Muslim side.Rizvi said that Hindu organizations and leaders spearheading the Ram temple movement have agreed to the Shia Board formula and signed the agreement. “This will put an end to the ongoing dispute in court and erase the permanent schism between Hindus and Muslim over Babri mosque. The formula will restore peace, communal harmony and brotherhood between the two communities,” he added.Rizvi said that the Board would appeal to the Yogi Adityanth government to allot one acre land of Hussainabad Trust in Lucknow for the construction of mosque which will be named as Masjid-e-Aman. He said that the Shia Board would construct the mosque from its own resources.Rizvi said that the claim of the Sunni Centra Waqf Board over the Babri mosque land by way of February 26, 1994 order was already rejected by Faizabad District Judge and later by the High Court. “After rejection of their claim on Babri mosque and its land, only Shia Board is its rightful owner,” he pointed. He also pointed that Babri mosque was always under a Shia Mutwalli, a descendant of Meer Baqi who constructed the Babri mosque in 1528.Rejecting Shia Board formula, Sunni Central Waqf Board and All-India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) are sticking to their guns saying that they would go by the Supreme Court final verdict.“The matter is before the Supreme Court. Let the court give its final verdict, we will abide by it,” reacted Jafrayab Jilani, Secretary AIMPLB.Even the All India Shia Personal Law Board has rejected. “Waseem Rizvi has no right to interfere in the matter when it is before the Supreme Court,” stated Yasoob Abbas, Board Spokesperson. Iqbal Ansari, a litigant in the case, said that they are with the Sunni Central Waqf Board. “His formula holds no legal value. Who is he to hand over land to the other party ignoring High Court order. Muslims will only abide by Supreme Court judgement in the case,” said Ansari.Spiritual Guru Sri Sri Ravishanker had also visited Ayodhya last week to broker the deadlock but he returned empty hands.

8 youth held for trespassing yellow zone near Ram bhoomi

The arrested youth have been identified as Mohd Wahid, Mohd Sayeed, Mohd Irfan, Mohd Sakir, Mohd Shakeel, Mohd Raza, Mohd Madani and Mohd Hussain <!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Late on Friday night, eight Muslim youth from Rajasthan were arrested in Ayodhya after they tried to force their entry through the no-entry zone — known as yellow zone — at around 2 pm.The arrested youth have been identified as Mohd Wahid, Mohd Sayeed, Mohd Irfan, Mohd Sakir, Mohd Shakeel, Mohd Raza, Mohd Madani and Mohd Hussain, all aged between 20-30 years and residents of Nagaur district in Rajasthan.After multiple identity cards were found on their person, the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) interrogated the arrested persons and sought their details from Rajasthan police.”They were moving in a suspicious manner near a sensitive barrier of Ram Janmabhoomi complex. No one is allowed to enter or go near that barrier,” said an ATS officer.Moreover, timings for entry to the disputed complex for ‘darshan’ of Ram at the makeshift temple are fixed. “How these people went up to the barrier near Katra Police station is a matter of concern and investigation,” added the ATS officer.It was the same gate from where four Pak-trained terrorists had forced entry into the complex in 1995.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar being used as a pawn by BJP to polarise Hindu votebank: SP leader Ramashankar Vidyarthi

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, working to find an amicable solution to the Ram Temple dispute, was being used as a “pawn” by the BJP to polarise the Hindu vote bank, a senior SP leader said today.With the Supreme Court set to begin hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute in Ayodhya from December 5, Ravi Shankar has offered to mediate in the issue.”Ravi Shankar is a pawn of the BJP, which has realised that people have come to know the reality of its jugglery on development. They have tried to rake up the Ram Temple issue by pushing the spiritual guru in the front to polarise the Hindu vote bank,” Samajwadi Party national general secretary Ramashankar Vidyarthi said.If the Ram Temple had to be constructed through a court’s decision or through mutual consensus, why did the BJP take out the ‘Rath Yatra’ and why was it made an election issue, Vidyarthi asked.”The BJP has its government today both in the state and at the Centre. Who can stop them for getting the Ram Temple constructed in Ayodhya?”The spiritual leader’s offer for mediating in the dispute has received a tepid and sceptical response from key protagonists on both sides, with the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) voicing reservations about his role.A day before visiting Ayodhya, Ravi Shankar met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath earlier this week but said he had no proposal yet to discuss with the stakeholders.In 2010, the Allahabad High Court had ruled a three-way division of the disputed 2.77-acre area at Ayodhya among Sunni Waqf Board, Nirmohi Akhara and Lord Ram Lalla.The Supreme Court will hear the case on December 5, a day before the 25th anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition.

In Ayodhya, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar says ‘let me talk to everyone on Ram temple’ – 10 updates

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A day after meeting Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar reached Ayodhya on Thursday to meet all stakeholders in Ram Mandir issue.The meeting comes days ahead of the final hearing of the Babri Masjid dispute,which is slated to begin next month.Here are 10 major updates from this story:1: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar reached the temple town in morning amid tight security. He is in Ayodhya to mediate the talks for an out-of-court settlement in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.2: Ahead of the series of meetings that include discussion with Nirmohi Akhada and other claimants in the case, Sri Sri sounded positive.3: Talking to media, he said that ‘the environment is positive. People want to come out of this conflict.’4: However, as a hint of reality check he also added that ‘I know it is not easy. Let me talk to everyone. It is too early to reach a conclusion’5: Though many have welcomed the initiative by the spiritual leader, there are some who don’t exactly seem him as answer to the two decade old dispute.6: One of the most vociferous voices against Sri Sri’s mediation include that of former BJP lawmaker Ram Vilas Vedanti.7: He alleged that the Art of Living founder ‘jumped into Ayodhya issue to avoid into his personal wealth.’ Slamming the spritual leader’s visit, Vedanti asked, ‘Who is Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to mediate? He should continue running his NGO and hoarding foreign funds.’8: The Yogi Adityanath government, however, has remained tight-lipped on the entire issue.9: Even after the meeting with Sri Sri, CM Yogi had said that ‘it was a courtesy call.’10: The 16th century Mughal-era Babri Masjid was demolished in 1992 sparking major riots that killed over 2,000 people.

Civic polls: Adityanath kicks off campaign from Ayodhya, says Hindutva and development synonymous

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> The Uttar Pradesh Chief Ministerf Yogi Adityanath said that Lord Ram is the faith of India and no work is possible without paying obeisance to him and seeking his blessings.Before leaving for Ayodhya to kick off BJP’s poll campaign for local bodies elections, the Chief Minister took a dig at the opposition parties for condemning his move to choose Ayodhya for launching BJP poll campaign.The Samajwadi Partu has alleged that Yogi Adityanath is playing religion card to woo voters. “We have no objections of Chief Minister launching campaign from anywhere but we do oppose any move to divide and woo voters on religious lines,” alleged Rajendra Chowdhary, SP Spokesperson.“The opposition parties have no issues. They have already surrendered even before the polls are held. In the last 15 years of their rule, they only looted and did nothing for the state,” he counter-attacked.He also ridiculed Akhilesh Yadav for announcing to install statue of Duryodhan along with Lord Krishna at Saifai in Etawah. “It’s good that AKhilesh too took a religious recourse to install a statue of Lord Krishna in Saifai after we planned to install a 100 feet statue of Lord Ram at Ayodhya. But by announcing to install a statue of Duryodhan also at the same place he has exposed his mentality,” said Yogi Adityanath.Yogi Adityanth said that Hindutva and development are synonym to each other and those opposing it are anti-national. “We celebrated Treta Yuga Diwali in Ayodhya, now we will celebrate Holi in Mathura-Vrindavan with same religious fervour,” said he.The Chief Minister also lauded the effort of Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravishanker’s efforts to mediate in resolving the land dispute issue in Ayodhya out of court. “His efforts to hold talks with all parties involved in the dispute should be lauded by one and all,” he added.The Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravishankar is visiting Ayodhya on November 16 to hold parleys with litigants from both sides to work out an out of court settlement of Ayodhya imbroglio.Launching BJP poll campaign for local bodies from Ayodhya amid ‘Jai Sri Ram’ slogans, the Chief Minister said Ayodhhya holds an important place in the country and millions of Hindus across India and abroad. “Ayodhya will be electing a mayor for the first time in its history, I appeal all residents of Ayodhya and Faizabad to elect the BJP mayor for bringing the temple town on the world map,” he appealed.The Chief Minister promised 24 power supply to Ayodhya. “SP and BSP leaders are electrocuted whenever I make a visit to Ayodhya. They neglected Ayodhya during their regimes. Time has come to teach them a lesson,” he said.Since the local body polls are being viewed as referendum on performance of Yogi Adityanath’s eight-month rule, the BJP is leaving nothing to chances in its effort to repeat its 2017 Assembly poll landslide win. It has already released a 27-point ‘Sankalp Patra’ promising free wi-fi, free water connection and ATMs and clean and greener cities and towns. The Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is also making a whirlwind tour of the state holding as many as 40 rallies in different parts to ensure BJP’s win the in the three-phased polls, beginning November 22.

Ayodhya settlement draft to be ready by December 6: UP Shia Central Waqf Board

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board on Tuesday said it would prepare a draft proposal for a peaceful settlement of the Ayodhya dispute by December 6, the day the Babri Mosque was demolished in 1992.Board Chairman Wasim Rizvi, who has made public his opinion that a Ram temple should be built at the site, said he would visit Ayodhya this month to meet seers and mahants.”I have already discussed terms and conditions with many of them and some petitioners for the draft proposal for an agreement to settle the dispute mutually,” Rizvi told PTI.”By December 6, I hope we will be able to prepare our draft proposal for a mutual agreement,” he said.Rizvi last month met Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Bangalore and apprised him of the Board’s stand on a Ram temple at the site.The Board does not want a mosque constructed at the site.Instead, it should be constructed elsewhere in a Muslim- populated area, he has said.In 2010, the Allahabad High Court ruled a three-way division of the disputed 2.77-acre area between the Sunni Waqf Board, Nirmohi Akhara and Lord Ram Lalla.Rizvi, however, was of the view that partition of the disputed land in Ayodhya would not be a “practical idea” and would not be “peaceful and long lasting”.He did not divulge the contents of the draft he was preparing but said he would convene a meeting of the Waqf Board to get consent of the members before moving ahead on it and making it public.The Shia Central Waqf Board has impleaded itself as a party in the Ayodhya case by submitting a 30-page affidavit to the Supreme Court on August 8 this year. It has staked claim to the Babri mosque, maintaining that it was a Shia mosque.Rizvi, who claims to be authorised by the Board to move ahead on the issue, said the number of mosques in Ayodhya was sufficient for the Muslims residing there and there was no need for a new mosque.He said that those demanding construction of a mosque at Lord Ram’s birthplace, or near it, only wanted to prolong the dispute.”The demolished mosque belonged to the Shia Waqf and the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has no right to decide on it. Only the Shia board has the right to decide,” Rizvi has said earlier.About his meeting with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, he said he had conveyed his intentions to him, adding that the initiative for the out-of-court settlement would strengthen Hindu-Muslim brotherhood.In a bid to resolve Ayodhya issue, Ravi Shankar reportedly met Nirmohi Akhara leaders and Muslim law board members recently.Though the AIMPLB is not a party in the case, it wields considerable influence as the apex Islamic body on religious and personal matters.AIMPLB member and Convenor of Babri Masjid Action Committee (BMAC) Zafaryab Jilani has denied that any of its authorised representatives met the Art of Living founder for an out-of-court settlement.”The Ayodhya dispute cannot be settled through arbitration. We will never withdraw our claim to the land in Ayodhya where once the Babri mosque stood and was demolished on December 6, 1992,” Jilani has said.

Ram temple issue: Shia Waqf Board chief meets Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, says talks with those who want agreement

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board chief Wasim Rizvi on Tuesday met Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Bengaluru over the Ram Temple issue. “I have requested Sri Sri Ravi Shankar that talks should be held only with those who want an agreement,” he was quoted as saying by ANI. According to media reports, he said that he doesn’t give importance to those religious leaders who talk about violence. He further said that they don’t have any legal status in the dispute. He said that the whole country respects Ravi Shankar and he will help resolve the issue. Wasim Rizvi met Ravi Shankar to explore the option of an out-of-court settlement of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute in Ayodhya.The meeting comes days after the Art of Living Foundation confirmed that its founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was in touch with several imams and swamis, including Acharya Ram Das of Nirmohi Akhara, to help find an out-of-court settlement to the disputed Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site at Ayodhya.Earlier, the Shia Central Waqf Board of Uttar Pradesh had in August told the Supreme Court that a mosque could be built in a Muslim- dominated area at a reasonable distance from the disputed site in Ayodhya.The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has denied holding any meeting with the Art of Living founder.A three-judge bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra, Ashok Bhushan and SA Nazeer has been constituted by former chief justice JS Khehar to hear a batch of petitions challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case from August 11.The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court had in 2010 ruled a three-way division of the disputed 2.77 acres area at the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri masjid site in Ayodhya.(With inputs from Zee News)

Ram Vilas Vedanti against Ravi Shankar’s mediation in Ayodhya issue

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Former BJP MP Ram Vilas Vedanti, who has been associated with the Ram Temple movement, today rejected the Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s initiative to resolve the Ayodhya issue.Sri Sri Ravi Shankar does not qualify to mediate on the matter as he has never been associated with the movement, he said.”Since Sri Sri has never been associated with the andolan, we cannot accept his mediation,” Vedanti, who is here to take part in the Kalki Mahotsav, told newspersons.”How can someone who has never been associated with the movement and never had darshan of the Ram Lalla mediate on the matter of temple construction …we have gone to jail for it, faced house arrest and have been fighting court cases …Sri Sri does not qualify to mediate on the matter,” Vedanti said.”We want Muslim religious leaders to come forward. We will sit together and discuss the issue…We want Hindus and Muslims together to find a solution to the dispute and that temple is constructed on the basis of mutual agreement,” he said.Vedanti said the Ram Temple movement has been led by the Ram Janmbhoomi Nyas and Vishva Hindu Parishad and these two organisations should get an opportunity to hold dialogue on the issue.The Art of Living Foundation had said last week that Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been in touch with several imams and swamis, including Acharya Ram Das of Nirmohi Akhara, to help find an out-of-court settlement to the Ram Temple dispute.The discussions, it stressed, were not done on the behalf of any government or organisation.​

Many favour consensus over court verdict; there is willingness to find a solution: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Ayodhya dispute

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Speaking exclusively to DNA, spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar admitted that he mediated a meeting between Nirmohi Akhara and All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) representatives to see whether consensus can be built to solve the issue of building Ram temple in Ayodhya. Sri Sri confirmed that he met them and said that he has done it on his own volition and did not act of behalf of the government. Speaking previously to DNA, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar had said that he tried to mediate but there was political interference and not much could emerge out of consultations. He admitted that this time around a consensus could emerge which could heal the wounds.Q: It is being reported that Nirmohi Akhara and members of Muslim Personal Law Board met you on 6th October to discuss the issue of Ram temple to settle it through consensus. Is it correct?A: Yes, it is correct. They had come here to meet me but there are too many stakeholders and it would be too premature to dwell into details but if all of them come together to settle it out of court then it would send a very good message to our country and to the global community. But I would say that it is still too premature but nonetheless I would participate to solve the issue in whatever capacity I can.Q: Is it correct that participants said that the consensus is the way out?A: Many people felt that consensus is better than the court verdict.Q: In a previous interview at your ashram, you had mentioned about lot of political interference way back in 2003. Is the atmosphere different, this time around?A: It is very premature to talk about things now and there are many people involved but i would like to participate in whatever capacity i can.Q: Is it official that you are mediating in the Ayodhya dispute?A: I’m not mediating on behalf of the government or any body. No body asked me. Many Muslim leaders came and I discussed the issue.Q: In my previous interview you said consensus could not emerge but are you hopeful that consensus would emerge this time over judicial verdict?A: I’m very hopeful. There is lot of positive energy this time around and I’m hopeful. There is willingness this time that a solution should be arrived at.

BJP govt worse than SP, Adityanath only has time for development when he is not doing ‘puja-paath’: Mayawati

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>BSP president Mayawati today took a dig at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath saying that he will look after the development of the state when he gets time from “puja paath” (worship) in temples.”Despite being a representative from the backward Purvanchal area, he has not been able to give attention to its development…He can focus on it only when he gets time from his puja paath in temples. Sometimes he is in hisGorakhnath temple or in Ayodhya or Chitrakoot. Leave alone Purvanchal, the entire state cannot develop under such circumstances,” she said.She claimed that the BJP leaders can go for prayers to temples in Ayodhya, Mathura and Varanasi to hide their shortcomings but the people would not be misled by their “religious card”.A new India cannot take shape under the BJP rule, she said at a party rally in SP patron Mulayam Singh Yadav’s Lok Sabha constituency.She alleged that the BJP government in the state had not been able to do anything much to fulfil its promises.”The previous Samajwadi Party government was not good, but the present government is worse and is even lagging behind them,” she said.Charging the BJP with indulging in theatrics, she alleged that an atmosphere of fear and terror had been created everywhere in the name of religion and culture.Muslims and minorities are finding it difficult to sustain, so much so, that they have stopped keeping cows out of fear of cow vigilantes and even Hindus are desisting from it, she added.

Don’t question my faith: Yogi Adityanath lashes out at Oppn criticizing grand Diwali celebrations

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday slammed the Opposition for criticizing the grand Diwali celebrations which took place in the temple town of Ayodhya on Wednesday.”This is my personal faith and how can opposition interfere in this?” Adityanath said.The Chief Minister further asserted that another reason why he came to Ayodhya was to check the security and other preparedness for thousands of devotee which throng the temple town on the occasion of Diwali.”As the Chief Minister of the state, it is my duty and I am committed towards development of every place of the state,” he added.After offering prayers at a Temple in Ayodhya, Adityanath said that he has also come to Ayodhya to pray for peace, security and welfare of the state.Adityanath offered prayer at Hanumangarhi Temple, Sugreev Temple and Ram Janam Bhumi in Ayodhya.Later in the day, the Chief Minister will celebrate the festival of light in Gorakhpur, which is his constituency.Adityanath celebrated Diwali in Ayodhya on Wednesday.Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik was also present at the event.

Eyeing Guiness records, UP Govt brings back Treta Yug

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Treta yug is set to be recreated on the eve of Diwali on Wednesday in Ayodhya where a mega event costing Rs 35 crore to the state exchequer has been organised for the coronation of Lord Ram on his return as King of the temple town.The Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh is also eyeing to find a place in the Guinness Books of World Records by lighting 1.71 lakh diya and their immersion in holy river Saryu.Scenes from Ramayana will be recreated to raise the Ayodhya pitch ahead of Supreme Court hearing, beginning December. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Governor Ram Naik will welcome Lord Ram-Laxman and Sita at Bharatkund in Nandigram on the outskirts of Ayodhya.In Treta Yuga, Lord Ram, Laxman and Sita had arrived in Ayodhya on ‘Pushpak Viman’. This time they will fly from Nandigram to Saket College in a specially-decorated state government’s chopper with another chopper above raining flowers from the sky.Union Tourism Minister KJ Alphons and Culture Minister Dr Mahesh Sharma have been invited to participate in the event. A special welcome gate is being made at Saadatganj area, which joins Ayodhya and Faizabad, with 201 quintals of flowers and lights to welcome the Ram Baraat which will be accompanied with ten ‘raths’, including one in which Lord Ram, Laxman and Sita would be sitting.”It is an attempt by my government to showcase the rich cultural and religious heritage of Ayodhya before the world through this unique event,” Adityanath said. He will announce development projects in Ayodhya worth Rs 135 crores and a helicopter service to the temple town at the event.The event will be telecast live through 25 LED screens installed at every nook and corner of Ayodhya. At Saryu ghat, about 1.71 lakh diyas will be lighted and immersed in river Saryu to qualify for a place in the Guinness Books of World Record. Earlier, the record was for 1.5 lakh diyas from Ayodhya only.A special Ramleela would be performed by artistes from Indonesia in the evening at Saryu ghat where a 108-feet statue of Lord Ram is to be installed. Ramileela would also be depicted through a unique Laser Show at the Saryu ghat.

This Diwali, Ayodhya to see a laser show, mega aarti on Saryu ghat and 1.71 lakh diyas

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>From laser show to mega aarti on banks of Saryu, it would be a very special Diwali for Ayodhya this year.As part of Chief Minister Yogi Adiyanath’s grand plans, 1.71 lakh earthen diyas will be lit up to make a Guinness World Record.In an interview to Zee News, CM Yogi said that the ‘Deepotsav’ is part of a grand plan to revive Ayodhya as a tourist centre.Talking about the celebrations and the importance of the ancient city, CM Yodi said, “Ramayan is 10,000 years old and Ayodhya is an integral part of it. It was a developed city even back then and people continue to come here from all over. To connect with its illustrious past is a matter of pride for us,” he said.According to a News18 report, an event management company from Gujarat has been hired specifically for this job. According to the report, a diya will be placed on every square metre in the entire city.Over 2,000 students of Faizabad’s RML Awadh University are reportedly volunteering for the event. Over 10,000 temples across the city will be decorated and a laser show will showcase the Ramayana story during the event.Earlier, UP Governor Ram Naik had said that the years of neglect faced by Ayodhya would go this year.He said the celebrations on Diwali are intended to promote Ayodhya as a tourist place.Talking about CM Yogi’s grand plans, Naik said that this is an attempt to restore Ayodhya’s lost glory and present it beautifully.Noting that Diwali is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after winning a war in Lanka, Naik said the state government wants to portray the same scene.”I believe and you can imagine that those who visit Ayodhya, whether they are domestic or foreign tourists, they all carry a wish to see Lord Rama there. We hope the government will work keeping all the aspects in mind,” the Governor was quoted as saying by the PTI.

Godhra train fire: India court commutes death sentences

The Godhra train fire led to some of India’s worst riots in which more than 1,000 people died.

Congress, SP, BSP responsible for farmers’ miserable condition, now they mock our loan waiver: Adityanath

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has blamed the Congress, Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) for the “miserable condition of the farmers”. Adityanath hit out at the Opposition on Friday for questioning State’s loan waiver to the farmers. “Those who have worsened the condition of farmers are mocking our government’s farm loan waiver. The loan amounting to Rs.10000 to Rs 1 lakh of more than 12,56,000 farmers is waived off. The Congress, SP and BSP are equally responsible for the poor condition of the farmers,” Adityanath said. Talking about the Ram Mandir issue, the Chief Minister said the matter is sentimental but the court is the ultimate decision maker.”Construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya is attached with the sentiment of people but the matter is sub-judice. We must wait for the verdict. However, we can’t overlook the significance of Ayodhya. Crore of Hindus consider Ayodhya as a symbol of belief,” he added.Talking about the law and order condition in the state, Adityanath stressed the maintaining rule of law is state government’s priority and added that previous government criminalised the politics for their own benefit.”Unfortunately, the previous government for its political benefit criminalised the politics and gave entry to some criminals in the politics. The crime was an industry for Samajwadi Party and BSP. They could not succeed in establishing industries so they did industrialization of crime. Rule of law in the state is our priority. Nobody is allowed to take law in his or her hand. If you abduct anyone or open fire at the police then the police will also counter-attack,” he added.(With ANI inputs)

HC seeks trial court data in suit against Pranab

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Delhi High Court (HC) on Monday sought the trial court records of a suit filed against former President Pranab Mukherjee. The suit sought deletion of some portions of his book, which allegedly hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus.The plea was filed last year, against Mukherjee’s book Turbulent Years 1980-1996. The lower court had earlier rejected the plea for deletion of portions that “hurt” religious sentiments of Hindus. Justice PS Teji fixed the next date of hearing on February 14.The suit in the trial court was filed by a social worker and a group of lawyers, objecting to certain references in the book to the demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in 1992. Appearing for the plaintiffs, Advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain argued that the lower court wrongly dismissed the suit on the ground that there was no cause of action.He contended before the HC that there was cause of action when the book was published on January 28, 2016, and also on September 5, 2016, when the two-month notice issued by the plaintiffs for deletion of portions of the book had expired.The plaintiffs’ advocates had claimed before the trial court that a civil suit can be filed against the President during his tenure in respect of any act done by him in his “personal capacity”.The President’s counsel had, however, opposed the plea before the trial court, stating that it was not maintainable.BABRI REFERENCEThe suit was filed by a social worker and a group of lawyers, objecting to certain references in the book to the demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in 1992
The next date of hearing is set for February 14

Sacrifice bad habits, cut goat cake this Bakrid, says RSS Muslim wing

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Ahead of the festival of Bakrid, the Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM), an RSS affiliate, has appealed to Muslims to sacrifice bad habits and not goats.”Animal sacrifice during Bakrid is a bad practice like Triple Talaq. People should boycott those advocating sacrifice on the day. Giving ‘kurbani’ during Bakrid is ‘haram’ (not approved) in Islam,” MRM Convenor (Awadh Prant-UP) Syed Hasan Kausar told reporters here.If anyone wanted to give sacrifice, he should “shun his bad habits and cut a (symbolic) goat cake,” on Bakrid, which will be celebrated on September 2, he said.Kausar said that there were a number of superstitions among Muslims about animal sacrifice and added that those who get better eduction would “understand Islam”.Meanwhile, MRM co-convernor KA Khurshid Agha advocated a Ram temple in Ayodhya.”As per Quran, prayers can not be offered at a disputed place, so how can the Babri mosque be constructed at the disputed site at Ayodhya,” he said.Earlier this month, the Manch had announced that it would launch a countrywide campaign to persuade Muslims against sacrificing cows on Bakrid with a special focus on Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar.MRM leaders met Islamic scholars associated with the organisation in New Delhi at an event presided over by senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar where a resolution was passed against cow slaughter.Agha said that Muslims were confused about “how to follow the path of Allah” and said they should come up against animal sacrifice.The organisation has also planned a “march” from Lucknow to Ayodhya from September 11 to garner support for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya.During the march, which will reach Ayodhya on September 17, the MRM will organise programmes at every third kilometre to apprise and convince people about the construction of a temple.

DNA Exclusive: Judgement a game changer: Arif Mohammad Khan

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>What are your comments on the Supreme Court order?It is a historic judgment. It is not possible today to make a realistic assessment of the impact of this judgment, which has removed the sword of triple divorce that hung over Muslim women but it has also sent a strong message of gender equality and dignity.Is this a vindication of your politics and resignation?What I had done was dictated by my conscience and for that no outside vindication is needed. So I see it as a victory for very ordinary Muslim women and their organisations who with very meagre resources fought this battle against oppression.Why did Rajiv Gandhi give in to conservative elements? I have said this several times and repeat my answer again. I hold that Mr Rajiv Gandhi was a modern man and there was no chance of his succumbing to conservative groups. In fact he had made that noting on the file too.Who in the congress then wanted triple talaq to stay?When pressure came from wise old men of Congress like Mr Narsimha Rao, Mr ND Tewari and Mr Arjun Singh, who held that social reform of Muslims is not the responsibility of Congress; and nothing should be done that may disturb the political constituency, then Rajiv Ji listened to their advice. I am not criticising these leaders. I also feel that reforms cannot be imposed from outside. But that one decision created backlash that the government sought to manage by organising unlocking of the gate in Ayodhya.Should this judgement be treated as a starting point for further reforms in minority personal laws?The SC judgement is a gamechanger. This is the start of the journey, not the destination. I hope many more battles will be initiated to secure constitutional rights like equality and dignity. Today the faith of the common man in our constitution and our judiciary has been redoubled.What is your opinion on the Uniform Civil Code of Law?In making laws we can ensure that the proposed law prescribes nothing that is prohibited by any religion and does not prohibit anything prescribed by a religion as an obligation. Make a law that has room for diversity.

PVRK Prasad’s commendable work will have lasting impact Former media advisor Sanjaya Baru

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Sanjaya Baru, the media advisor to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, on Monday expressed grief over the demise of P.V.R.K. Prasad—media advisor to former Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao—and said that the latter’s commendable work in Andhra Pradesh and across India will have a lasting impact. ?He did an excellent work across India. In Andhra Pradesh and most parts of India, he is known as the man who modernised the Tirupati Temple. He was responsible for the entire infrastructure at Tirumala. His role as the Executive Officer of the Temple will have a lasting impact,? Baru told ANI. Baru said that is was due to Prasad?s effort the Tirumala Tirupati Temple got so popularised, where millions of pilgrims visit every year. ?Serving as the media advisor to Prime Minister Narasimha Rao, Prasad played an important role in trying to solve the Ayodhya-Babri Masjid issue, but unfortunately it couldn?t be possible,? he added. Prasad, passed away in the national capital early Monday morning. Prasad, a retired IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre, served as the information advisor between 1991 and 1996. The 77-year old held several important positions in the state before moving to the central government. Post-retirement, Prasad authored several popular books, including ?Asalemi Jarigindante?, ?Naham Kartha’, ‘Tirumala Leelamrutham’ and ‘Tirumala Charitamrutam’. A piece written by him on his tenure as media advisor to then prime minister P V Narasimha Rao, regarding the developments leading to controversial Babri Masjid at Ayodhya, created a sensation when it was published in 2010. Prasad also served as the Executive Officer of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), which manages the country?s richest temple and was praised for his role as the chairman of Visakhapatnam Port Trust.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Even if Babri Masjid verdict goes against Muslims, they should peacefully accept it: Maulana Kalbe Sadiq

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Sadiq on Sunday said that the Muslim community will peacefully accept the Supreme Court’s decision in the Ayodhya dispute case.Giving his personal opinion in an event at NSCI in Mumbai, Sadiq said, “If the Babri Masjid verdict is not in favour of Muslims, then they should peacefully accept it. And if the verdict is in favour of Muslims, then they should happily give the land to Hindus.”Other leaders like Baba Ramdev, Union Ministers Dr Harsh Vardhan and Purshottam Rupala at the event welcomed the statement. “Maulana Kalbe Sadiq has won our hearts. Lord Ram is neither of Hindus nor of Muslims. He is the soul of India,” said Dr. Harsh Vardhan. Baba Ramdev without naming the former vice president Hamid Ansari criticised him on his comment of Muslims feeling insecure saying, “Bade aadmi ko aag lagane ka nahi bujhane ka kaam karna chahiye. (People in high positions should not fan the flames, but do the work of putting the fire out.)Meanwhile, the Supreme Court will commence the final hearing in the long-standing Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute from December 5, a day before the 25th anniversary of the demolition of the medieval-era structure.On August 8, the Uttar Pradesh’s Shia Central Waqf Board told the Supreme Court that a mosque can be built near Ram Temple in Ayodhya. The Shia Waqf Board had filed an affidavit before the apex court in which it stated that a mosque can be constructed at a place near birth place of Lord Ram.”Since, the Babri Masjid was a Shia Waqf, we are alone entitled to negotiate and arrive at peaceful settlement with other stakeholders,” Shia Waqf Board said in its statement.However, in the year 1961 the Sunni Central Waqf Board also filed a lawsuit, demanding possession of the site and removal of idols from the mosque premises. Reportedly, the board had earlier decided to become a party in ongoing litigations in relation to the Ramjanmabhoomi – Babri Masjid dispute.The mosque was demolished by Hindu Karsevaks on December 6, 1992 in Ayodhya. The country witnessed massive riots in which over 2000 people were killed.The Hindus claim that it is the birthplace of Lord Rama where a mosque was built in 1528-29 CE (935 AH) by Mir Baqi. Since the mosque was built on orders of the Mughal emperor Babur, it was named Babri Masjid.Before it was demolished in 1992, the Nirmohi Akhara had forcefully occupied the Babri Masjid in 1853 saying it was Ram Janmabhoomi (birth place of Lord Rama). (With Inputs from Ashutosh Shukla and Agencies)

Helicopter flies low over disputed site in Ayodhya

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A helicopter flew over the disputed site in Ayodhya at a relatively low height today, sending the police into a tizzy. “We are trying to contact the aviation ministry to get clues about the chopper,” said Superintendent of Police Mahendra Singh Chauhan, who is in charge of security at the site where Babri Mosque stands. “The disputed site does not come under no-fly zone. The local administration has recommended for a no-fly zone, but the central government has not given the nod,” Chauhan said. Anup Kumar, a resident of Panji Tola adjacent to the disputed site, said, “At around 8:40 am, the helicopter flew just above the disputed structure.”(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Don’t let Chinese firms bid for Indian contracts: Ex-RSS idealogue Govindacharya

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>K N Govindacharya, a former RSS idealogue, on Thursday said eligibility parameters of trade should be framed in such a way that Chinese companies are not able to bid for contracts in India.”There is a need to bar companies from China and Pakistan from bidding for contracts in India,” he said.Eligibility criteria for inviting tenders should be devised in such a way that Chinese companies are rendered ineligible to bid for contracts, the former BJP general secretary said.Many a time there are conditions in a contract which facilitate the entry of Chinese firms, he said.Govindacharya was replying to a question about a Chinese company getting the contract to supply coaches to Nagpur Metro Rail.The former RSS idealogue was speaking to media on the sidelines of the launch of a campaign to boycott Chinese goods and promote use of indigenously-manufactured products.The campaign ‘Say no to China – Be Bhartiya buy Bhartiya’ was launched by the Rashtriya Swabhiman Andolan, an organisation founded by Govindacharya. The campaign will run in more than 50 cities till September 6, and conclude in New Delhi.Govindacharya’s comments come at a time when India and China are locked in a border stand-off in the Sikkim sector.He said India should negotiate bilateral trade pacts instead of taking the multilateral route.Asked about the Ram Mandir issue in Ayodhya, he said the matter should be resolved through negotiations among all parties concerned or the court.Another solution is to bring a law to build Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, he added.

Centre hails Shia Waqf Board’s affidavit on Ram Temple issue

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Union Minister Sanjiv Balyan on Wednesday welcomed the affidavit filed by Shia Waqf Board in the Supreme Court stating that a mosque can be constructed at distance from disputed Ayodhya site. ?The affidavit by Shia Waqf board is worth welcoming. This issue has been pending in the court for so long. This affidavit is a big step towards this matter,? Balyan told ANI. In a major development, the Shia Waqf Board on Tuesday filed an affidavit before the apex court in which it stated that a mosque can be constructed at a place near birth place of Lord Ram in Ayodhya. “Since, the Babri Masjid was a Shia Waqf, we are alone entitled to negotiate and arrive at peaceful settlement with other stakeholders,” Shia Waqf Board said in its statement. However, in the year 1961 the Sunni Central Waqf Board also filed a lawsuit, demanding possession of the site and removal of idols from the mosque premises. Reportedly, the board had earlier decided to become a party in ongoing litigations in relation to the Ramjanmabhoomi – Babri Masjid dispute. The mosque was demolished by Hindu Karsevaks on December 6, 1992 in Ayodhya. The country witnessed massive riots in which over 2000 people were killed. The Hindus claim that it is the birthplace of Lord Rama where a mosque was built in 1528-29 CE (935 AH) by Mir Baqi. Since the mosque was built on orders of the Mughal emperor Babur, it was named Babri Masjid. Before it was demolished in 1992, the Nirmohi Akhara had forcefully occupied the Babri Masjid in 1853 saying it was Ram Janmabhoomi (Birth place of Lord Rama).(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Can build Babri Mosque away from Mandir: Shia body

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In a move that could result in peaceful solution to the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid dispute, the Shia Central Waqf Board of Uttar Pradesh told the Supreme Court a mosque could be built in a Muslim-dominated area at a “reasonable distance” from the disputed site in Ayodhya. Syed Waseem Rizvi, Chairman of UP Shia Central Board of Waqfs, disputed the claim of Sunni Waqf Board over the area.In an affidavit, he said that the Babri Masjid site was its property and only it was entitled to hold negotiations for an amicable settlement of the dispute.It has also sought setting up of a committee for exploring an amicable resolution of the vexatious issue.The 30-page affidavit also says that the Sunni Central Waqf Board was under the dominant control of Sunni “hardliners, fanatics and non-believers in peaceful co-existence who have absolutely no stake in the present case.”The affidavit assumes significance as it has been filed within a few days of the apex court agreeing to fast-track the hearing on a batch of appeals challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict on the land dispute in the case.This is the first time a front-line Muslim organisation has supported the demand of various Hindu bodies on the Ayodhya issue. It has often been suggested by some Hindu organisations that Ram temple should be allowed to be constructed at the disputed site while a mosque could be built at a distance away from the area.Favouring the construction of the mosque at a “reasonable distance” from the site, the Shia body said, “Closeness of places of worship, i.e, Masjid and Mandir of the two litigating denominations, should be avoided in as much as both denominations using loud speakers tend to disturb religious performances of each other, often leading to conflicts, bringing acrimony in the two factions.””Answering respondent (Shia Board) is also of the view that, to bring quietus, masjid can be located in a Muslim-dominated area at a reasonable distance from the most revered place of birth of Maryada Purshottam Sri Ram,” the affidavit says.Assailing the stand of the Sunni Central Waqf Board, it said, “…since Babri Masjid was a Shia Waqf Board property, Shia Central Waqf Board UP alone is entitled to negotiate and arrive at a peaceful settlement with other remaining stakeholders.”It sought setting up of the committee headed by a retired Supreme Court judge, two retired judges of Allahabad High Court, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister or his nominee and a nominee from the office of the Prime Minister.It said that Shia Central Waqf Board’s nominee and a representative each from Nirmohi Akhara and Hindu sect shall make suggestions and proposals for amicable settlement before the committee.The Shia Board, one of the parties in the pending appeals in the apex court, referred to the Allahabad High Court judgment and said that it has been held that “Muslims” should get not less that one-third of the disputed area.”By saying ‘Muslims’, the High Court obviously meant ‘Shias’, since the High Court rejected the claim of the Sunni Board that Babri Masjid was a Sunni Waqf. The High Court having held that Babri Masjid is a waqf, rejected the claim of Sunni Board that it was Sunni waqf claimed on the basis of notification dated February 16, 1944, by the Chief Commissioner of Waqfs under the Muslim Waqfs Act, 1936.Recently, a three-judge bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra, Ashok Bhushan and S A Nazeer has been constituted by Chief Justice J S Khehar to hear a batch of petitions challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case from August 11.The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court had in 2010 ruled a three-way division of the disputed 2.77 acres area at the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri masjid site in Ayodhya.

Babri Masjid nears compromise? Ready to build mosque in Muslim area, Shia Waqf Board tells SC

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In a significant development, the Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board (UPSCWB) has filed an SLP and counter affidavit in the Supreme Court challenging a 1946 judgement pertaining to the Babri Masjid Matter.Shia board has filed a counter affidavit requesting to be a party in this matter.”We are ready to build a Masjid in the Muslim dominated area of the contested land,” Shia Board said in the affidavit.The board members are of the view that the Waqf Masjid Mir Baqi, popularly known as Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, was a Shia mosque built during the reign of Babur by Mir Baqi who was a Shia from Persia, Wasim Rizvi said.”Going by this fact it was always a Shia mosque…only the Imam and Muezzins of the mosque were Sunnis who were paid their due by the Shia Mutawwali. Namaz was offered by both Shia and Sunnis,” Chairman Wasim Rizvi had claimed last week.In 1944, the Sunni board registered the mosque under its name which was challenged in court by the Shia board in 1945, he said.Earlier, the court had said that the Ayodhya dispute is a sensitive and sentimental issue that needs to be settled amicably and through consensus.The court suggested that if required, a principal mediator can be chosen by the court to settle the issue.Chief Justice J.S. Khehar said if the parties want him to mediate, then he is ready for the task.

Some people allergic to Lord Ram’s name: Adityanath

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Some people are “allergic” to the name of Lord Ram and they should take a lesson from Indonesia, an Islamic nation “proud of the traditions” of the deity, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said today. Adityanath was speaking during the budget discussion at the Legislative Council, where alleged that Ayodhya, believed to be the birthplace of Ram, had been discriminated against. “Our government has started renovation of ghats there. We are going to make a Ram Museum there. We have also decided to connect Ayodhya with Sitamadhi with a four-lane road under Ramayan circuit,” he said. In present times, Uttar Pradesh does not need socialism (samajwadi), but nationalism (rashtrawad), he asserted. “Equality is sign of rashtrawad.” The chief minister said the BJP government is working towards development without discrimination on the basis of religion or caste. “Some persons have allergy with the name of Lord Ram despite the fact that after death ‘Ram naam satya’ is chanted. But then also they say why take name of Ayodhya. “You go to the Muslim country, Indonesia, and see that they are proud of the traditions of Ram. Those who have allergy with name of Ram should take a lesson from them,” the chief minister said. Adityanath said the Samajwadi Party claims to follow the ideology of Ram Manohar Lohia. “His name also has Ram. But instead of feeling proud of the traditions of Ram, they feel ashamed.” During the chief minister’s speech, the entire opposition including SP, Congress and BSP were not present in the House. In their absence, Appropriation and other Bills were unanimously passed in the House.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Some people are allergic to Lord Ram’s name, says Yogi Adityanath

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Some people are “allergic” to the name of Lord Ram and they should take a lesson from Indonesia, an Islamic nation “proud of the traditions” of the deity, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Friday.Adityanath was speaking during the budget discussion at the Legislative Council, where alleged that Ayodhya, believed to be the birthplace of Ram, had been discriminated against. “Our government has started renovation of ghats there. We are going to make a Ram Museum there. We have also decided to connect Ayodhya with Sitamadhi with a four-lane road under Ramayan circuit,” he said. In present times, Uttar Pradesh does not need socialism (samajwadi), but nationalism (rashtrawad), he asserted. “Equality is sign of rashtrawad.”The chief minister said the BJP government is working towards development without discrimination on the basis of religion or caste. “Some persons have allergy with the name of Lord Ram despite the fact that after death ‘Ram naam satya’ is chanted. But then also they say why take name of Ayodhya. “You go to the Muslim country, Indonesia, and see that they are proud of the traditions of Ram. Those who have allergy with name of Ram should take a lesson from them,” the chief minister said.Adityanath said the Samajwadi Party claims to follow the ideology of Ram Manohar Lohia. “His name also has Ram. But instead of feeling proud of the traditions of Ram, they feel ashamed.” During the chief minister’s speech, the entire opposition including SP, Congress and BSP were not present in the House. In their absence, Appropriation and other Bills were unanimously passed in the House.

UPSCWB to move court seeking to be made party to Babri masjid

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board (UPSCWB) has decided to stake claim to the disputed Babri mosque and move relevant courts seeking that it be made a party in the ongoing litigations related to the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute. Chairman Wasim Rizvi said that the Shia board will seek review of a court order quashing its petition challenging the registration of the Babri mosque by Sunni board under its name in 1944. In the two-day meeting of the Board which ended yesterday, the members authorised Rizvi to take a decision on the process to be adopted for intervening in the court case related to Ayodhya issue. The board members are of the view that the Waqf Masjid Mir Baqi, popularly known as Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, was a Shia mosque built during the reign of Babur by Mir Baqi who was a Shia from Persia, Wasim Rizvi said. “Going by this fact it was always a Shia mosque…only the Imam and Muezzins of the mosque were Sunnis who were paid their due by the Shia Mutawwali. Namaz was offered by both Shia and Sunnis,” Rizvi claimed. In 1944, the Sunni board registered the mosque under its name which was challenged in court by the Shia board in 1945, he said. “The Shia board lost that case as it failed to put up a proper defence,” he said. “No one, in all these years, ever petitioned to review that order in the high court or any other court…I found that order now and so have been given the responsibility by the board to stake claim over its ownership, he added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Modi urges youth to work for Kalam’s dream India

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a memorial of former President APJ Abdul Kalam at Peikarambu here on the occasion of the second death anniversary of the ‘people’s president’.After paying floral tributes at Kalam Sthal, Modi took a tour around the memorial built by the Defence Research and Development Organisation — an organisation Kalam was closely associated with for decades. The memorial, built at a cost of Rs 15 crore, has four main halls each depicting the life and times of Dr Kalam from childhood days to his last visit at Shillong where he died.The front entrance of the memorial looks similar to India Gate, while the two domes are on the lines of Rashtrapati Bhavan. The PM also unveiled a wooden statue of Kalam playing ‘veena’. A model of ‘Agni’ missile positioned in front of the memorial also drew the PM’s attention. The memorial has about 900 paintings, and 200 rare photographs of the late scientist, who held the office of the president from 2002 to 2007.”Rameshwaram, the sacred land, gave Dr Abdul Kalam to India. Kalam, who loved the youth, wanted to see the country developed. When we celebrate the nation’s 75th Independence Day, our country should have developed in all walks of life, for which our youth should take an oath. A step forward by a single person is a 125 crore steps towards development,” Modi said.He also noted that Kalam made genuine efforts to fulfil his dream of a developed India.Modi also flagged off the Rameswaram-Ayodhya ‘Shraddha Sethu’ Express train connecting Rameswaram with Ayodhya, both considered sacred by Hindus, inaugurated a road from Rameswaram to Dhanushkodi, the point from where one can the mythological ‘Ram Setu’, and gave away trawlers to fishermen for deep sea fishing.”A new India is not possible without a new Tamil Nadu. That is why the central government is helping the state with funds,” Prime Minister said assuring the Centre’s support for the housing schemes and for loans to help the state’s fishermen buy boats for deep sea fishing. He also paid tributes to late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa saying that she is a leader “we all remember”. He added that she would have been very happy and would have appreciated the works more than him.Modi was accompanied by Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, Chief Minister K Palaniswami, Union ministers of state Pon Radhakrishnan, Nirmala Sitharaman and NDA’s vice presidential nominee M Venakaiah Naidu.

Babri Case: UP Shia board now stakes claim on disputed land; to write to SC

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Even as the Ramjanambhoomi-Babri mosque land dispute case is pending before the Supreme Court for final decision and efforts are on for an out court settlement, the Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board has also decided to stake its claim on the disputed land in Ayodhya and become a party in the ongoing 60-year-old title case.A decision to this effect was taken on Thursday in a Board’s meeting in Luck now. The Board Chairman Waseem Rizvi claimed that the Meer Baqi, who was a Shia, had constructed Babri mosque in 1527. As such, the mosque belongs to the community members and is a wakq property of the UP Shia Central Wakq Board.He said that the Board members were of the view the Shia Wakq Board never contested the claims of the Sunni Central Waqf over the land which is rightfully belonged to Shias. “Time has come that Board should stake its claim on the disputed land and become a party in all ongoing cases related to the Ayodhya dispute,” said Rizvi in a statement.The UP Shia Central Wakq Board is planning to file an application in the Supreme Court to make it a party in the title case. The Board would also file similar application in all other cases pending in Lucknow and Faizabad Courts in connection with the Ayodhya dispute.Jafrayab Jilani, the Legal Advisor of the All-India Muslim Personal Law Board and Counsel for the Sunni Central Wakq Board, which is a party in the title case, however, rubbished claims of the UP SHia Central Wakq Board over the disputed land in Ayodhya. “It’s nothing but a publicity stunt and delaying tactics. They never had any claim over Babri mosque and disputed land after its demolition,” he said.The UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had paid a visit to Ayodhya on Wednesday and advocated for an out of court settlement on the title case.

DNA Morning Must Reads: Updates on ‘Right to Privacy’ battle, Women in Blue on cusp of ‘Chak De’ moment, and more

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>1. #DNAExclusive: Right to Privacy: In SC, Centre vs Karnataka soonEven as the Centre maintains that Right to Privacy is not a Fundamental Right, a key Opposition-ruled state – Karnataka – is set to enter the ongoing legal debate by telling a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court that it doesn’t agree with the views of the Centre. Read more here2. How to grow a forest: Odisha leads by exampleAn abandoned mine in Odisha, spread over 250 acres, is setting a benchmark in how degraded lands can be regenerated into green havens that not only support biodiversity but also offer livelihood opportunities to locals. Read more here3. Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, but through dialogue: Amit ShahBJP president Amit Shah said that Ram Mandir should come up in Ayodhya, but clarified it should be within the ambit of legal framework and through a dialogue. Read more here4. Women’s World Cup: Women in Blue on cusp of their ‘Chak De’ momentIn cricket, it is often said, statistics don’t matter much — it is how the two teams perform on a given day is what matters. Kapil Devils proved that in 1983, Mithali Raj’s team may very well do it on Sunday. It could be their Chak De moment! Read more here5. Why the new ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ trailer is such a hitThe trio of Imtiaz Ali, Shah Rukh Khan, and Anushka Sharma launched the trailer amidst fanfare. Here’s a lowdown why it is so appealing! Read more here

Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, but through dialogue: Amit Shah

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>BJP president Amit Shah said that Ram Mandir should come up in Ayodhya, but clarified it should be within the ambit of legal framework and through a dialogue. Shah is in Jaipur on a three-day visit, interacting with the local party office bearers and elected representatives as a part of a grooming exercise for the 2019 elections. At a media briefing, when asked the BJP’s stand on Ram Mandir, Shah said the stand is pretty clear from the party’s election agenda and from its stand on the issue over the last four general elections. “The Ram Mandir should come up in Ayodhya,” he said, adding, “It should come up through dialogue and within legal framework.”Shah was optimistic about BJP’s prospects in the upcoming assembly elections in Gujarat, and said the party is in a position to win 150 seats.BJP sources say that Shah engineered Leader of the Opposition in Gujarat Assembly, Shankarsinh Vaghela’s, retirement decision and remote-controlled the move that gives tactical advantage to the party over Congress.Contrary to reports of a possible change in guard in Rajasthan, in wake of an imminent cabinet reshuffle at the Centre, Shah lavished fulsome praise on Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje over the last two days of his stay in Jaipur.”Vasundhara Raje in Rajasthan and Narendra Modi at the Centre are fueling the growth engine of the nation,” he said, adding that creating issues is the handiwork of people. “There is no question of change in leadership in Rajasthan,” he said. He gave a new mission to party workers, Ajay Rajasthan, which he is confident of pulling off next year when the Assembly elections are due.

BJP favours holding Lok Sabha, assembly polls together: Shah

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>BJP president Amit Shah today said the party was in favour of holding Lok Sabha and state assembly elections simultaneously. Shah, who is a on a three-day visit to Rajasthan, said all political parties should discuss the issue and take it up with the Election Commission. “We definitely want Lok Sabha and state assembly elections to be held together. The BJP believes in the concept,” he said at a press conference here. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also raised the issue with all political parties for discussion,” he said when asked about the party’s stand on holding the polls together. Shah said his party wants the Ram temple in Ayodhya to be constructed in a legal manner after mutual dialogue. “The party’s stand is clear and mentioned in the last four Lok Sabha election manifestos. The temple should be constructed in a legal manner and there should be mutual dialogue,” he said at a press conference here. On suggestions that the creamy layer among SCs/STs should be excluded from reservation benefits, the BJP supremo said a decision can only be taken after discussion with all parties in Parliament. Shah referred to major steps by the BJP-led government in Centre, including demonetisation, GST implementation and shutting down shell companies. He said the BJP was never against GST implementation by UPA-led government but it was against the way it was being implemented. “The states were demanding that losses incurred by them should be fully compensated by the Centre. We accepted their demands while implementing the GST and now the states are with us,” Shah said in reply on a question. “There were apprehensions raised by the opposition, but people of the country have accepted it,” he said. Asked whether the government intends to bring any legislation on cow protection, Shah said such laws already exist in BJP-ruled states.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Supreme Court decides to list Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid matter as soon as possible

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Supreme Court on Friday said it will take a decision to list for early hearing a batch of petitions challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict in the Ram Temple-Babri Masjid land dispute case.”We will take a decision on it,” a bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said when BJP leader Subramanian Swamy mentioned the matter for urgent listing and hearing.Swamy said that the main appeals against the Allahabad High Court order are pending for the last seven years in the apex court and they required urgent hearing.He also said that a separate petition had earlier been filed by him seeking enforcement of his right to worship without much hassle at the site.He also said that he has been allowed by the apex court to intervene in the matter and is seeking expeditious disposal of the cases.The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court had in 2010 ruled a three-way division of the disputed 2.77 acres area at the disputed site in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.The three-judge bench, by a 2:1 majority, had said the land be partitioned equally among three parties, the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and ‘Ram Lalla’.

UP budget: Ayodhaya, Varanasi, Mathura back in focus ahead of

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>With an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Yogi Adityanath government today earmarked in its maiden budget Rs 1,240 crore for Ramayan, Buddhist and Krishna circuits in the pilgrim cities of Ayodhaya, Varanasi and Mathura. The BJP government also allocated Rs 800 crore under the Prasad Yojana to develop infrastructural facilities in Ayodhya, Varanasi and Mathura. In a bid to boost cultural heritage in the state, the budgetary allocation for these circuits has been made under the Swadesh Darshan Yojana. In its ‘Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra’ (election manifesto), the BJP had promised to get a Ram temple built at Ayodhya under constitutional provisions if voted to power in Uttar Pradesh. “The party is firm on the Ram temple issue … Efforts will be made to ensure that Ram temple is constructed under the constitutional provisions,” BJP president Amit Shah had said while releasing the party’s manifesto for the Assembly elections. “Law will be followed to get the temple built as soon as possible,” he had said. Besides, the budget granted Rs 200 crore to set up a cultural centre in Varanasi, the Lok Sabha constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The government has also decided to hold special programmes like Lok Malhar in Gorakhpur and Sawan Jhoola in Ayodhya. The budget also made provision for Krishna Sangrahalya to be set up in Mathura. It allocated Rs 25 crore for development of water sports at Ramgarh Taal in Gorakhpur, while it set aside Rs 10 crore for tourism development in Vindhyachal, Rs 5 crore for rural tourism development in Nagla-Chandrabhan in Mathura, and Rs 3 crore for organising Ramayana Conclave. It also earmarked Rs 20 crore to construct Kailash Mansrovar Bhawan in Ghaziabad and Rs 500 crore for preparations of Ardha Kumbha Mela in Allahabad. The government set aside Rs 25 crore for helicopter services to promote tourism in the state. In addition, the government also laid out plans to organise monthly cultural programmes in various districts under Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Janm Shatabdi Samaroh. It earmarked Rs 135.26 crore for cultural programmes and set aside Rs 20 crore to build a modern auditorium at Gorakhpur, the native place of the chief minister. It allocated Rs 1 crore to set up of Geeta Shodh Sansthan in Mathura. The government also gave Rs 1 crore to provide subsidy to folk artistes for purchase of instruments for promoting folk arts.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Rain lash parts of UP; Ghaghra, Sharda rivers rising

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Several parts of Uttar Pradesh received monsoon rains today with the weatherman warning of more showers in 11 districts of the state the next few days. The water level in Sharda river at Palia Kalan in Kheri was above the red mark and the Ghaghra river was touching the danger mark in Ayodhya and Barabanki. Water levels in both the rivers were rising menacingly, a source in the Central Water Commission said. Karhal received 19 cm rain, followed by Baheri 15 cm, Jasrana 8 cm, Chandauli and Dudhi both 6 cm and Phoolpur, Varanasi, Chunar, Mirzapur and Bharthana 5 cm each, the MeT department said. Light to moderate rains and thundershowers occurred at most places in the eastern parts of the state and at a few area in the western districts with heavy to very heavy rains at isolated places. Warning of heavy rain has been issued for 11 eastern districts — Varanasi, Jaunpur, Ghazipur, Chandauli, Gorakhpur, Kushinagar, Maharajganj, Sant Kabirnagar, Siddhartnagar, Balrampur and Shravasti.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Ayodhya: VHP brings in 3 trucks of stones for construction of Ram Mandir

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>At least three trucks of red stones were brought for building the controversial Ram temple in Ayodhya, under the supervision of the Vishswa Hindu Parishad (VHP).”These red stones are for Ram Janam Bhoomi mandir’s construction. These stones were brought here previously also and now again it’s coming. Akhilesh Yadav’s government imposed restrictions on the bringing of stones for the construction of Mandir,” said Ram Janam Bhoomi VHP representative Prakash Kumar Gupta.”For construction of Ram mandir, the big blocks of stones were brought. The former government (Akhilesh Yadav’s Government) in Uttar Pradesh imposed restrictions verbally but the present government (Yogi Adityanath Government) has not done something like that,” VHP’s media advisor Sharad Sharma Prantiya said.The carving of stones for the temple is being done under the supervision of an organisation of VHP, ‘Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas’ and saints.Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas is headed by Nritya Gopal Das, one of the accused in the Babri masjid demolition case.

Muslim group prays for Ram temple construction in Ayodhya

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A Muslim group, claiming to be pro- Ram temple, today said its members offered prayers at the Dewa Sharif Dargah in the Barabanki district seeking a “divine intervention” in the construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya. About 20 officer-bearers of the Shri Ram Mandir Nirman Muslim Karsewak Manch visited the Dargah, around 45 km from here, famous as the shrine of sufi saint Haji Waris Ali Shah. “We offered prayers and sought a divine intervention for the construction of a grand temple for Ram Lalla in Ayodhya. We also offered tribute (in form of chaadars) at the shrine,” Mohd Azam Khan, the president of Karsewak Manch told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Mosques can be built anywhere, but not temple Swamy

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> With the Supreme Court set to hear the Ram temple matter today, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday expressed confidence that the decision would be taken in his favour. ?I would request to resolve the matter through dialogue and let the temple to be built there. Mosques can be built anywhere but temple cannot be constructed everywhere. So we have all the right. It is certain that decision will be taken in our favour,? Swamy told ANI. The Supreme Court will today hear the plea filed by Swamy, seeking its intervention in the Ram Janmabhoomi issue. Swamy sought permission to perform puja in the temple. On March 31, the apex court refused Swamy?s plea, seeking urgent and expeditious hearing of the Ayodhya matter. The apex court questioned Swamy’s role in the matter and said it did not have the time to hear the plea. “What is your locus standi in the case? We didn’t know that you are a party to the case. We don’t have time to hear you now,” the court said. Swamy told ANI “Of course, I m not connected with the petty issue of property ownership. All I am concerned about is with my fundamental right to worship” The court has said that the Ayodhya dispute is a sensitive and sentimental issue that needs to be settled amicably and through consensus. The court suggested that if required, a principal mediator can be chosen by the court to settle the issue. Chief Justice of India (CJI) J.S. Khehar said if the parties want him to mediate, then he is ready for the task.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Cow vigilantism: Adityanath urges people not to take law into their hands

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has urged the people to not to take the law into their hands in the name of cow vigilantism, adding that they should just inform the administration in any case of illegal smuggling of cows.”The directions given by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) and the Supreme Court are being followed in the state. We are are not banning slaughter houses, but will take action against those not following instructions of the government,” Adityanath said in an interview with ZEE CEO Jagdish Chandra.”People should not take the law into their hands, but should just inform the administration about the smuggling of a cow,” he added.Reiterating that the matter of the Ram Temple must be resolved through with mutual consent, Adityanath hit out at the previous Samajwadi Party Government in Uttar Pradesh, saying it was biased towards people of different communities in the state.”The matter of the Ram Temple is pending in the Supreme Court. The top court, even I have suggested, both communities to find a solution with mutual consent. We are trying to spread brotherhood among people in Ayodhya. We are not being biased with the people which was being done by the previous government,” he said.Commenting on the farmers’ loan waiver, Adityanath said loan waiving should not be seen as a gift for farmers, but it is important to introduce modern technology to increase productivity and improve the condition of farmers.”We have to gather Rs 36,000 crore for waiving farmer’s loan. We cannot put this burden on the people of the state. The government will gather this amount on its own,” he said.Vowing to restore peace and prosperity in the state, Adityanath said his government is making an effort for its development.”We are making efforts to increase investment in the state and lots of companies are showing their interest,” he said.Adityanath also emphasised on restoring law and order in Uttar Pradesh.

‘UP CM’s will power will realise Ram temple in Ayodhya’

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Shankaracharya of Govardhan Peeth Swami Adhokshyajanand today said that construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya will be made possible due to the “strong will power” of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. “However, no politics should be brought in the matters of religion,” the seer told reporters here. Adhokshyajanand took a bath in the holy Ramkund (pond) in river Godavari and later paid his obeisance at the temple of Lord Shiva in nearby Trimbakeshwar. He said pollution of the river is a matter of concern.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Cow should be declared as national animal: Hindu Convention

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The All-India Hindu Convention that began in Goa today resolved that cow should be declared as the national animal, while hitting out at the government for “delaying” the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya. In a series of resolutions adopted during the first day of the convention, the right wing organisations also sought to to make changes in school textbooks and remove portions of deformed history. “The central government should constitute a national history committee to remove portions of deformed history from all textbooks,” read the resolution. “All lacunas and deformations in the history books in all the states should be removed,” it added. During the convention, the speakers came down heavily on the Narendra Modi government holding it responsible for delay in construction of the Ram Temple. “It is because of the narrow-minded attitude of the present government that Ram Temple has not been constructed and the ban on cow slaughter has not been imposed,” Abhay Vartak of Santan Sanstha, which is part of the organisational team, said addressing the gathering after inauguration of the event. The convention, which has more than 130 organisations participating in, also resolved that “the ancient Indian science and studies should be included in the textbooks.” It was also resolved that Hindus should be taken as members in the fact-finding committees on riots. “There should be identical compensation for all injured and relatives of dead persons. The compensation amount should not be more for the sole reason that the victim was from minority,” the resolution added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

VHP asks govt to bring a Bill for construction of Ram Temple

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) today asked the BJP-led central government to bring a bill in Parliament for construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya else it will take some major decision in a special dharam sansad in November in this regard. “The BJP-led government should bring a legislation in Parliament for the construction of Ram temple before November. Otherwise the saints in Dharam Sansad will announce a major decision in this regard,” VHP International Joint General Secretary Surendra Jain said. The VHP will organise Dharma Sansad at Udupi in Karnataka from November 23 to 26, in which thousands of saints from across the country are expected to participate.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

BJP will build Ram temple within ambit of Constitution: UP

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The BJP government will fulfil its promise to the people of Uttar Pradesh to build a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya while staying within the ambit of the Constitution, state Agriculture Minister Surya Pratap Shahi has said. Shahi, who was here for a function to mark three years of the Narendra Modi government last evening, also said that the Yogi Adityanath government had established rule of law in the state and had fulfilled a key poll promise by waiving crop loans. Discussing the issue of a Ram temple, he said the construction of the Ram temple will be done as per law “through constitutional means”. The government, he added, stands by whatever promise the BJP had made to the people on the issue. “The Ayodhya dispute will be resolved through constitutional means. Ram temple is a matter of faith and religious belief for crores of countrymen. The BJP will implement all the election promises which are mentioned in its Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra,” Shahi told reporters here. The Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister went on to say that the Yogi Adityanath government had completed barely two-and- half months in office. “We were not in government for the past nearly 20 years.” The agriculture minister said the BJP had inherited anarchy from the previous Akhilesh Yadav government. But things were different now. “Rule of law has been established in the Yogi Adityanath government. People have reposed their faith in the government. Incidents of molestation and loot in the state are being curbed. Efforts are being made to bring law and order situation back on track. The endeavour of the state government is to make UP a state which free from fear (bhai-mukt) and goondas (goonda-mukt),” Shahi said. He termed the crop loan waiver of farmers an unprecedented step. “The Yogi Adityanath government fulfilled one of its key poll promises when it waived the crop loan of the farmers worth Rs 36,959 crore in the first cabinet meeting itself,” Shahi said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

As CBI court holds Babri hearings, temple issue hots up in UP

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Almost 25 years after the Babri Masjid was razed in Ayodhya, the spotlight has once again turned on the Ram Janmabhoomi issue in Uttar Pradesh, galvanising the workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party, back in power in the state after 15 years. Daily hearings at a special CBI court in Lucknow on a case relating to the 1992 demolition of the mosque has put the focus on the temple — on the back burner for several years — and party leaders are elated. BJP leaders are convinced the issue will help the party in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, as the momentum builds up on the building of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya. “The matter is sub judice. But there is not an iota of political gesturing in the Ram Temple issue. It is a matter of faith and belief,” UP BJP chief and deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

VHP resolves to make untouchability-free Hindu society

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A three-day meeting of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad began here today with the organisation vowing to make a unified and prosperous Hindu society where there is no place for untouchability. Chaired by Jagadguru Shanakaracharya Swami Vasudevananda Maharaj, the meeting adopted a resolution for creation of a unified and prosperous Hindu society which is absolutely free from the evil of untouchability and segmentation of any kind. Untouchability never got social acceptance in Hindu religion which treats all living beings as equals. All Hindus are one and they should work unitedly to open the doors of their temples and other religious institutions to everyone irrespective of their castes, the resolution said. Untouchability elimination, countrywide ban on cow slaughther and early construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya are on top of the agenda for the three-day VHP meeting being attended by its international executive president Praveen Togadiya and organisation general secretary Dinesh Chandra, among others.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Babri case: Court asks CBI witness to appear tomorrow

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A special court hearing the 1992 Babri mosque demolition case, today issued summons to a CBI witness, asking him to appear before it tomorrow. Special Judge S K Yadav issued the summons to the 197th witness of the CBI after the agency’s counsel furnished a list of the 196 witnesses examined by the court in Lucknow and 57 in Raebareli to the lawyers of BJP leader L K Advani and the other accused in the case. The defence counsel also sought copies of statements of these witnesses which were provided to them. Subsequently, the court issued summons to the 197th witness of the CBI. The judge had yesterday framed charges against BJP veterans Advani, M M Joshi, Union minister Uma Bharti and nine others for criminal conspiracy in the case of demolition of the 16th-century structure in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992. The Supreme Court had ordered restoration of the conspiracy charge against them on April 19. The charges were framed against former deputy prime minister Advani (89), former Union minister Joshi (83), Bharti (58), BJP MP Vinay Katiyar (62), VHP’s Vishnu Hari Dalmiya (89) and one-time Hindutva firebrand Sadhvi Rithambara (53). All the six were granted bail by judge Yadav on a personal bond of Rs 50,000 each after rejecting the CBI’s opposition to their bail plea. The charge of conspiracy is in addition to the existing charges against them for promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion for which they are already facing trial. The apex court had while restoring the charge of criminal conspiracy, directed clubbing of two cases relating to the demolition. The court had also ordered that the trial be concluded in two years. Besides the six, conspiracy charges were also framed against Ramvilas Vedanti, Baikunth Lal Sharma, Champat Rai Bansal, Mahant Nritya Gopaldas, Dharam Das and Satish Pradhan — all of whom were allegedly present when the structure in Ayodhya was pulled down. The accused are also facing charges of having made assertions “prejudicial to national integration and injuring or defiling a place of worship”. The other charges against them include indulging in “deliberate and malicious” acts intended to outrage religious feelings, uttering statements leading to public mischief, rioting and unlawful assembly. The maximum punishment upon conviction after restoration of the conspiracy charge could be up to five years in jail or a fine or both, according to a lawyer.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Babri: Proof to frame charges, says CBI court

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Rejecting the discharge application of all 12 accused, the Special CBI Court (Ayodhya Prakaran) on Tuesday found sufficient evidence to frame criminal conspiracy charges against former Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani, former HRD minister Dr Murli Manohar Joshi, Union minister Uma Bharti and nine others under Section 120-B of the IPC.As directed by the court, all the 12 accused appeared and surrendered before the court on Tuesday. Their counsels moved a joint bail application which was opposed by the CBI. The Court, however, granted bail to all of them on furnishing personal bonds of Rs 50,000 each.Pleading ‘not guilty’ on criminal conspiracy charges, counsels of the accused then moved discharge application. After an hour of reserving the verdict, the CBI Judge SK Yadav rejected the application noting prosecution arguments that it has sufficient evidence to prove charges under Section 120-B.The court framed conspiracy charges against all accused — Advani, Joshi, Bharti, Vinay Katiyar, Sadhvi Ritambhara, Vishnua Hari Dalmia, Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, Dr Ram Vilas Vedanti, Champat Rai Bansal, Baikunth Lal Sharma, Mahant Dharam Das Maharaj and Satish Pradhan for the demolition of Babri mosque in 1992.Advani caused a flutter in the court when he refused to sign the order saying he was not guilty and not properly heard by the court. For about half-an-hour, tension ran high inside the court. Later, the charge-sheet was signed by all the 12 accused, including Advani, to complete the process of framing of charges.Counsels for the accused maintained that charges are baseless. They have decided to file revision petition in the Allahabad High Court against the CBI Special Court Tuesday order rejecting their discharge application.Among all the accused, Tuesday’s CBI Court order came as a major setback to Advani and Bharti. The Opposition has demanded Bharti’s resignation from Modi Cabinet, and Advani is finally out of the race for the Presidential election.It is after nearly 25 years that charges in the Babri demolition case were finally framed against the accused. For the last two-and-a- half decades, the case was hanging between Lucknow to Rae Bareli courts. Out of 49 accused, only 12 (excluding Kalyan Singh) remained alive to face the trial.The ICCMRT building in Indiranagar Lucknow housing Special CBI Court (Ayodhya Prakaran) suddenly buzzed with activities after a decade or so when senior BJP, VHP and Shiv Sena leaders started descending there. The building was turned into a fortress and except for those related to the case, even media was not allowed inside.In addition to charges under Sections 147, 153-A, 153-B, 295 and 295-A of the IPC, the criminal conspiracy charges under Section 120-B were slapped and added against the accused on Supreme Court’s order dated April 19. There were as many as 49 accused in case no 198/92 but most of them died during the court proceedings from Lucknow to Rae Bareli courts in the past 25 years.As of now there are 12 accused, excluding Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh, whose name was dropped from court proceedings due to constitutional immunity he enjoys being the Governor.Now when trial begins on day to day basis, the CBI may face a daunting task ahead to prove the criminal conspiracy charge. Except for eye-witnesses, the investigating may not have much material evidence to prove the charge. Court sources confide that tapes containing video and audio recordings of provocative speeches by these leaders on that fateful day are almost destroyed due to negligence as they were lying unkempt for long at ICCMRT Building at Indiranagar Lucknow.Earlier, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath greeted Advani, Dr Joshi, on their arrival at the VVIP Guest House in Lucknow. “There is no criminal conspiracy. It is all lies by the CBI. Mulayam Singh Yadav had also admitted of firing in which 16 Kar Sevkas were killed. He (Mulayam) should also be tried by the Court,” stated the BJP MP Vinay Katiyar….& ANALYSISSince the Babri case has already taken 25 years, and the court has ordered daily proceedings, it is expected that there won’t be much delay now.
The development is a big setback for the BJP stalwarts, particularly LK Advani, who is now out of the race for Presidential elections.

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