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Hindu Convention on cards during Ardh Kumbh: Singhal

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Gwalior, July 6 (UNI) VHP International President Ashok Singhal today said the Third World Hindu Convention would be organised during the February 2007 Ardh Kumbh at Allahabad.

''The Parishad will endeavour to ensure that representatives from one lakh villages take part in the convention. Such events also took place in India during 1966 and 1989,'' he told mediapersons.

On the Ram Janmabhoomi issue, Mr Singhal said monks would protest tooth and nail against construction of any mosque, over 67 acres encroached area, during the VHP central organising committee's three-day meeting to get underway here on July 8.

''The seers have already warned that mosque construction will be unacceptable within Ayodhya's cultural limits. The monks have agreed on the Ram temple model. The 12th Dharma Sansad meeting will be organised on September 16 and 17 in Delhi and that gathering will take a decision regarding the shrine,'' he explained.

When asked when construction would get underway, Mr Singhal shot back asking whether a date had been predetermined for the country's independence.

''The construction will signify cultural independence. It is hoped that the judiciary will decide in favour of Hindus. I am attempting to ensure that construction gets underway in 2007,'' he added.

Alleging a spurt in terrorism, especially in Jammu and Kashnir, Mr Singhal pointed out that Maoists were also posing a grave threat.

UNI XC-AC 2006

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