Prime Minister Narendra Modi in parliament today announced the government’s decision to set up a temple trust to build the Ram temple at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh. The decision comes just four days before the three-month deadline which was fixed by the SC to establish the trust.
Prime Minister on trust formation
Last year, in November, the Supreme Court took a historic decision to give away the disputed land to the Hindu community. According to the court’s verdict, the Ayodhya land belonged solely to Lord Ram Lalla.
The Court had also ordered the central government to form a strategy with necessary preparations for the setting up of trust with a board of trustees or any other appropriate body.
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Today Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally announced the formation of the Ayodhya temple trust in a speech he made in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday dates before the Delhi election. This decision comes just four days before the three-month deadline set by the Supreme Court to establish the trust.
“I am pleased to announce that in the cabinet meeting today morning, we took vital decisions on the Ayodhya trust. As per the orders of the Supreme Court, we have set up a trust. The Sri Ram Janma Bhumi Tirtha Shetra will be the name of the trust. It will be an independent body,” Modi said.
राम मंदिर ट्रस्ट को कैबिनेट की मंज़ूरी कैबिनेट में एक स्वायत्ता ट्रस्ट बनाना का प्रस्ताव पारित ट्रस्ट का नाम रामजन्मभूमि तीर्थ क्षेत्र होगा 5 एकड़ ज़मीन सुन्नी वक़्फ़ बोर्ड को दी जाएगी प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी ने सदन में दी जानकारी
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Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirath Kshetra
‘Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirath Kshetra’ will be authorized to make all decisions related to building a grand temple at Lord Ram’s birthplace and related interests, PM Modi told the Lok Sabha among thumping of tables by the ruling alliance MPs.
“We have taken another important step for Ram Mandir pilgrims. We are allocating over 67 hectares of land near the mandir area to the trust… We want people of all religions and communities in India to thrive,” he added.
“I have come before you to give information on a very important and historic topic. This issue, like crores of people, is close to my heart and consider it my luck to speak about this subject. This is connected to Ram Janamsthan Bhoomi and the construction of a grand temple at Ayodhya,” he said, to desk-thumping and shouts of “Jai Shri Ram” in the Lok Sabha.
PM Modi also announced that the Uttar Pradesh government had agreed to give five-acre land to the Sunni Waqf Board as directed by the Supreme Court in the Ayodhya case.
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The PM also lauded people’s faith in the “democratic processes” which was heavily tested during the long-drawn court battle.
“After the verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi issue came out, the people of India displayed extraordinary faith in democratic processes and systems. I congratulate the 130 crore people of India,” said the prime minister.
#Cabinet has today given approval to proposal for creation of 'श्री राम Janma Bhoomi Tirtha Kshetra' trust
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