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Updated: October 5, 2010 15:00 IST

Nirmohi ready to join forces to ensure temple

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Mahant Bhaskar Das of the Nirmohi Akhara who said he is ready to join forced to ensure the construction of a temple at Ayodhya.
PTI Mahant Bhaskar Das of the Nirmohi Akhara who said he is ready to join forced to ensure the construction of a temple at Ayodhya.

Mahant Bhaskar Das said the Akhara would cooperate provided it gets prominence in whatever arrangements are made for the construction of the temple.

The Nirmohi Akhara, which has been granted one-third of the disputed land in Ayodhya as per the Allahabad High Court’s order, on Tuesday said it was ready to cooperate with another litigant in the title suit --the Ramlala Viraajman -- for the construction of a temple.

“For mutual consent and cooperation for construction of the temple, a senior member of Ram Janmbhoomi Nyas, Ram Vilas Vedanti, today met me and we had a detailed discussion over the issue,” Mahant of Nirmohi Akhara Bhaskar Das told PTI.

He said the Akhara would cooperate provided it gets prominence in whatever arrangements are made for the construction of the temple. “We are not in favour of construction of a mosque on the Ramjanam bhoomi (disputed) site and if the Muslim Wakf Board challenges the HC order in the Supreme Court then Nirmohi Akhara and Ramlala Viraajman will jointly file a petition,” Das said.

Terming the talks as positive, Vedanti said that “67 acre land acquired by the Centre belonged to Ramlala and he would demand that it should be given for the construction of the temple.”

The mutual discussion would continue, Das said, adding that when the HC had rejected the suit filed by the Sunni Wakf Board, then there was no justification of giving one-third land to it.

“We are not ready for the construction of the mosque anywhere near Ram Janmbhoomi premises and it should be constructed somewhere else,” Das said.

Vedanti said that another litigant Mohd Hashim Ansari had already expressed his views that the dispute should end. When asked whether he had any discussion with Ansari, Vedanti said he was holding talks with Gyandas of Akhara Parishad.

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