Ayodhya: Ayodhya title dispute which is still pending before Supreme Court, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) organization seems to believe they are above the law and can take action as they will.
The bold move by the Hindutva organization Vishwa Hindu Parishad(VHP) to start preparations of constructing the Ram Mandir on the controversial land Babri site in Ayodhya by bringing in construction material on Monday indicates the organizations believe that they are above the law.
Earlier in June 2015, the VHP announced it will prepare nationwide drive to collect stones for building the temple at Ayodhya in a meeting. With the recent announcement from VHP organization about the completion of construction of Ram Mandir by the year end two trucks of stones arrived at VHP’s headquarters Karsewak Puram on Monday.
Senior VHP leader Triloki Nath Pandey while speaking to The Wire, said, “Today two truckloads of stones to be used in the Ram mandir have arrived from Bharatpur in Rajasthan, we need more than a hundred truckloads to give final shape to the proposed temple.”
Back in 2015, the group moved two trucks loaded with material on site but they were stopped by then Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh which banned the entry of more stones for construction, by denying the ‘form 39’ of the commercial tax department, a form required for the import to the VHP group. But now the organization has received it after Adityanath took over as chief minister.
The senior VHP leader Pandey said, “A month back we contacted the officer of the commercial tax department, he immediately issued the form 39 that they were holding since a year”.
He added, “There is a BJP government in the state so now there is no hurdle in the way of the construction of the Ram Mandir.”
Reacting to the organizations bold move, Khaliq Ahmad Khan opponent party in the case said, “The arrival of stones is just to send out a message to voters that the saffron forces are serious about the construction of the Ram Mandir. The arrival of stones or any other activity of the VHP will not affect any other sentiments as the matter is in the Supreme Court, and the title of the land is yet to be decided,” he said, adding, “We have faith in the Indian constitution and the Supreme Court of India.”
The open bold move could trigger sparks all over the nation which can only be avoided by taking proper measures and with the Supreme Courts final judgment over the declaration of title of the controversial site.
Reacting on the move by the organization, Roop Rekha Varma Former vice-chancellor of Lucknow University said “As the Ayodhya issue is sub judice, such activities are illegal and anti-national, and it may give rise to communal tension and disturb the peace and law and order, so the import of stones to Ayodhya in the name of the Ram mandir must be banned, and it is the responsibility of the state government to do so”,reported the Wire.