Mahant Gyandas statement on Ram Mandir triggers tension in Ayodhya

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Ayodhya, May 22 (ANI): The convener of the 'religion protection organization', Mahant Gyandas, has triggered a fresh controversy in Ayodhya by saying that the Ram temple will be built in the city.

He said a final decision about what approach to take for fulfilling the Ram temple dream will be taken in March 2010 when the saints from across the country will gather in Haridwar to take a dip in the holy Ganges on the occasion of 'Maha Kumb'.

"It will be a battle till the end. Whatever we do, but the Ram temple will be constructed. If Ram temple is not constructed in Ayodhya, where will it be made, not in Mecca-Medina. This belongs to us and we should get it. It belongs to the Hindus and Ram temple will be made," Gyandas said.

He added that the Hanumangarhi temple would be the new center for struggle to make the Ram temple.

His statements have triggered fresh tension in the area.

Reacting to Gyandas's statements, Mohammad Hashim Ansari the complainant in the Babri Mosque demolition case said that the stones for the temple construction should be kept where they are and till the time the judgment of the court is not given.

"If the nation wants a secular government then the mosque should be made where it originally was. If instead of the mosque temple is constructed then history will have to be repeated," said Ansari.

Ayodhya's Police Superintendent Gyaneshwar Tiwari visited the Mahant Gyandas' residence to enquire about issue. (ANI)

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