Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Saturday gave a one-year ultimatum to the Centre to hand over the entire disputed area of 67 acres in Ayodhya for the construction of Ram Temple, failing which it threatened to launch a nation-wide “direct action” programme to build support for its movement.
In the resolution passed at the 11th Dharma Sansad being held at the Swaminarayan Temple here, the VHP also said it will neither allow the construction of any mosque at the disputed site nor even within the sanskritik seema (cultural boundary) of Ayodhya.
The saffron organisation demanded a Central legislation for handing over the entire disputed area of 67 acres to the Ram Jamnabhoomi Nyas for the construction of the Ram Mandir before the next Ardhakumubh to be held at Prayag in January 2007.
Emphasising that the disputed area is the real Ram janambhoomi (Lord Ram’s birthplace), the VHP said: “We will never allow the construction of any masjid either in the disputed area or in the sanskrtrtik seema of Ayodhaya.”
If the construction of a masjid is made a condition for giving us the land, then we will not accept it. We are prepared to make more sacrifices for (upholding) our resolve,” the VHP said.
Speaking to reporters on the occasion, VHP leader Pravin Togadia said the Dhrama Sansad has been convened to create awareness among the Hindus against “jehadi” terrorism that started from Godhra, and is continuing with attacks on Raghunath Temple (Jammu), markets in Delhi and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
Pravin Togadia said the Vishwa Hindu Parishad will hold seminars all over the country and even villages to make people aware about the “jihadis” and motivate them to counter their attacks.