The construction of the grand Ram temple at Ayodhya, whose ‘bhoomi pujan’ was performed on Wednesday, is expected to be completed in the next three years, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) said. The Supreme Court of India had in November last year ruled in the decades-long Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case. The court awarded the disputed 2.77 acre land to the deity, Ram Lalla Virajmaan, while instructing the Centre to form a trust to oversee construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.
A day after the foundation stone for a Ram temple was laid in Ayodhya, the president of the All India Imam Association made a provocative statement on Thursday.
“Islam says a mosque will always be a mosque. It can’t be broken to build something else. We believe it was, and always will be a mosque. Mosque wasn’t built after demolishing temple but now maybe temple will be demolished to build a mosque,” Sajid Rashidi was quoted as saying.
The Maulana further suggested that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had violated the Constitution by attending the Ram temple ground-breaking event at Ayodhya.