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VHP for legislative solution to Ayodhya
March 11, 2003 16:01 IST
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Tuesday said that the judiciary could not resolve the Ayodhya dispute.
"We are proposing a legislative solution through Parliament for the final settlement of the Ayodhya dispute, as the judiciary cannot decide about issues related to... Hindus," VHP general secretary Pravin Togadia said in Dehradun.
He said, "We do respect democratic polity, which includes the legislature, executive and judiciary. My assertions do not mean that we are rejecting the judiciary."
He said the VHP would intensify its agitation from March 27, as decided by the Dharam Sansad in New Delhi last month.
Togadia said the VHP had two key demands -- handing over of the 47 acres of the undisputed land to the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas with its full ownership right and the handing over of the disputed land through a central legislation.
Togadia also asked the Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress to clarify their stand on the issue.
Putting the onus of failure of talks on the Muslim leadership, Togadia asked the community to gift Ayodhya, Kashi and Mathura temples to the Hindus.
"I am asking Muslims to think if it is feasible to construct a Ram temple in Mecca," he said.
Asked what steps the Centre had taken with regard to constructing a temple, he said, "In this movement the VHP stands alone with the support of Lord Ram and the people of the country."
Togadia dismissed the suggestions that VHP raised the issue only when elections were near.
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