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Dire consequences if Ayodhya yatra is stopped: VHP

August 22, 2013 19:33 IST

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad declared on Thursday that the 84th kosi parikrama yatra at Ayodhya would take place as per the schedule and the Uttar Pradesh government would have to face dire consequences if it tried to obstruct it, a VHP spokesperson said.

Addressing a press conference in Mumbai, VHP leader Venkatesh Abdeo said that they have condemned the Uttar Pradesh government's decision to ban the parikrama at Ayodhya.

"If anybody tries to obstruct it, they will face dire consequences. If the UP government tries to stop the yatra, then it will have to suffer for it," Abdeo said.

He said the kosi parikrama yatra would take place as per schedule from August 24, and there won't be any changes in it.

"We condemn the Uttar Pradesh government's decision to ban the parikrama," he said, adding that Hindu seers and saints from across the country would participate in the parikrama.

"Nearly 400 seers from Maharashtra will take part in the parikrama. The Maharashtra government must not fall prey to pressure from the Uttar Pradesh government. The parikrama will take place under any circumstances," he said.

Making a fresh demand, Abdeo said that the government must pass a legislation in the Parliament to build a temple for Lord Ram in Ayodhya.

"After the Allahabad high court verdict in 2010, it has become clear that a temple for Lord Ram existed. So there should not be any further delay," he said.

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