No legal hurdle to constructing Ram temple: VHP

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Kolkata, April 11 (IANS) Ruling out any legal hurdle in building the Ram temple at the disputed site in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya town, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Tuesday caleld for enactment of a law to facilitate the construction.

“There is a provision where joint session of Parliament is called and bills are passed. I don’t think there is any legal hurdle. We have all faith in the present government… There can be a bill on Ram Mandir. It is their commitment also,” said Surendra Kumar Jain, VHP’s International Joint General Secretary.

Addressing the media here, Jain said: “Ayodhya is in Uttar Pradesh and Yogi (Chief Minister Adityanath) is there, who soon after his oath-taking said that building Ram temple is the mission of his life and ‘I will fulfil it at any cost’. I think Modi and Yogi will very soon realise that dream.”

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On the Supreme Court’s recent suggestion for an out-of-court settlement through dialogue, he said the three top institutions of the Muslim community had ruled out any dialogue.

“You need two people to talk. When one person talks to oneself, you can understand what that means. When the apex court said it, immediately the three pillars of Muslim society — Muslim Personal Law Board, Sunni Waqf Board and Babri Masjid Action Committee — said ‘no dialogue’.”

“…when it comes to triple Talaq, they say the court should not interfere, but when it comes to Ram Janmabhoomi, they say court should decide… What a joke,” he said.

“Ultimately, the ball lies in the court of Parliament,” he said referring to the VHP’s stand on building the temple in Ayodhya similar to the Somnath temple.

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