Referring to Ram Temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya, DMK leader and Tamil Nadu minister Udhayanidhi Stalin on Thursday said his party is not in agreement with a temple that was constructed after demolishing a mosque.
“We don’t have a problem with a temple coming up there. We are not in agreement with the construction of a temple after demolishing a mosque,” the DMK leader said, PTI reported.
The Ram temple stands where the historic Babri Masjid, which was torn down by a mob of Hindu nationalists led by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Bharatiya Janata Party on 6 December, 1992, earlier stood. The construction began after the Supreme Court of India on 9 November 2019 ordered the entire land to be allocated for the temple, granting amnesty to the perpetrators of the mosque demolition.
Udhayanidhi also said religion shouldn’t be mixed with politics.
The Congress and many other Opposition parties, including CPI(M), TMC and VBA have turned down the invitation to the event saying the BJP is trying to exact political mileage from the religious ceremony.
AIMIM’s Asaduddin Owaisi emphasised that he will persistently remind people about December 6, the day when the Hindutva mob demolished the Babri Masjid in Uttar Pradesh.