Full Ownership Of Mathura And Kashi On Spark
After the 500-year-old Ayodhya dispute is finally over with the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ram Temple, now members of the Hindu community are gearing up to “take back” the Krishna and Shiva temples in Mathura and Kashi where mosques have been allegedly constructed.
Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, the chairman of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra and Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple, said now the full ownership of the Krishna Janmabhoomi site in Mathura and the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi, where mosques have been constructed over a significant part of the land, is next in line.
Mahant Nritya Gopal Das’ statement has sparked a row and the administration has been on alert. High security was maintained during the Krishna Janmashtami celebrations in the Braj region, which is one of the disputed sites. A large number of Hindus and Muslims live in this area.
Mahant Nritya Gopal Das said there will be no protests or demonstrations over the Mathura and Kashi sites. “Ayodhya, Mathura and Kashi are holy sites of Hinduism and the temple construction in Ayodhya has already started.
There is hardly any dispute in Mathura, but the Kashi Vishwanath Temple should be restored in its full grandeur,” he said, adding that he has brought the holy water of Saryu River to the Krishna Janmabhoomi which was used during Janmashtami celebrations this year.
Meanwhile, the Mathura Police has registered an FIR against Acharya Dev Murari Bapu, the national chairman of the newly set up Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Nirman Nyas, for making inflammatory speeches. A senior police officer told India Today that this new organisation was established a month ago, and Dev Murari Bapu had threatened that “the mosque adjacent to the Krishna Janmabhoomi will be razed and the Janmabhoomi site will be extended into the area”.
Taking this statement into cognizance, police have registered an FIR against Dev Murari Bapu. SHO (Kotwali) Mathura Jagdish Prasad said that the FIR has been registered for “inciting communal hatred and making inflammatory speeches”.
Social activist and Dalit leader, Rajkumar Nagrath, said the Ayodhya land dispute is barely over, and now some anti-social elements want to raise another dispute by through the Mathura and Kashi temple sites.
“This is a deliberate attempt to malign the atmosphere of the country, and the people should be wary of such miscreants who have been trying to disrupt the peace in the name of religion.” Rajkumar Nagrath said.
Source: India Today