No new mosque in Ayodhya: VHP

Last Updated: Wed, Oct 20, 2010 19:30 hrs

The Sant Uch-adhikar Samiti of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has said they would not share the disputed site in Ayodhya with the Muslims.

The Sant Uch-adhikar Samiti has also said that they would not allow construction of any new mosque in Ayodhya. "We appeal to the Uttar Pradesh government to change the name of Ayodhya Development Authority to Ayodhya Tirth Authority, so that there can be no construction of a new mosque in the entire area."

After a meeting in Ayodhya today, the group of 45 Hindu religious leaders said they appreciated the Allahabad HC judgment but they would never agree to share the land that belongs to Ram Lalla with Muslims. The group has also asked Muslims to give up their share of the land at the disputed structure.

"It would be a matter of pride for the Muslims that they would be giving land for the construction of a grand temple of Lord Rama in Ayodhya. The entire area belongs to Ram Lalla and not to any individual, organisation and community. We will never agree for the distribution of land between different groups and communities. We are praying to Ram Lalla that one day Muslims would agree to actively take part in the construction of a temple in Ayodhya," said a statement released by VHP.

The Samiti is considered as the highest authority on the dispute within the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the several akharas in Ayodhya.

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