Ayodhya Dharam Sabha LIVE Updates: Justice delayed is justice denied, says RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat over SC verdict on Ram Mandir issue

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New Delhi | Updated:Nov 25, 2018 7:44:19 pm

Ayodhya Dharam Sabha Live Updates: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is organising 'Dharma Sabha' in Ayodhya and other parts of the country to press on the Modi government to take ordinance route to begin the construction work of Ram Mandir.

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Ayodhya Live Updates: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s (VHP) Sharam Sabha commenced in Ayodhya on Sunday afternoon with its international general secretary Champat Rai declaring that no formula dividing the disputed land will be acceptable and that they want entire 2.77 acre of plot for Ram Mandir. Addressing the Sabha after the inauguration marked by chanting of mantras and lighting of lamp, Rai said, “We want the entire land for temple construction…no formula dividing the land is acceptable.” Rai’s assertions are seen in reference to the Allahabad High Court’s 2010 verdict dividing the land into three parts. The court had ruled by a majority verdict that the land be divided equally into three parts among Hindus and Muslims and that the place where the makeshift temple of Lord Ram exists belongs to Hindus.

The VHP is holding Dharam Sabha to press on the Modi government to take ordinance route for the Ram Mandir. The outfit has claimed that around 3 lakh devotees have arrived in Ayodhya to participate in the event. Earlier today, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray along with his family visited Ram Lalla temple in Ayodhya to offer prayers. In his address to the media, Thackeray took a dig at BJP saying it may not stay in power if Ram Mandir is not constructed. Without taking the name of BJP, he said that parties chant Ram Ram before elections but resort to ‘aaram’ (rest) after. He said that Hindus across the world want a grand temple of Lord Ram in Ayodhya and he has come here express his support the same. When asked about the agenda of his visit, he replied, “I have no hidden agenda in coming to Ayodhya. I have come to express sentiments of all Indians and Hindus across world. All are waiting for Ram Temple.”

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Ayodhya Live Updates: Shiv Sena, VHP push for Ram Mandir

19:44 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Ayodhya Live Updates: Pravin Togadia takes swipe at PM Modi

Former VHP leader Pravin Togadia said Sunday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi failed to enact a law for the construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya despite the BJP having a full majority. He was reacting to Modi's statement earlier in the day alleging that Congress threatened Supreme Court judges with impeachment when they tried to hear the Ayodhya dispute. "After sixteen years ofenjoying power, twelve years as Gujarat chief minister and more than four years as prime minister, Modi spoke about Ram temple," Togadia said, referring to Modi's speech at Alwar in Rajasthan.

19:13 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Ayodhya Live Updates: PM Modi takes a dig at Congress

Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleged on Sunday that the Congress threatened Supreme Court judges with impeachment when they tried hear the Ayodhya dispute cases earlier this year. Without naming anyone, Modi claimed that Congress party's Rajya Sabha members, who are also lawyers, had tried to scare away the apex court judges to ensure the hearing in the cases is delayed until after the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

18:55 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Ayodhya Live Updates: Bhim Army chief attacks BJP

"What is happening in Ayodhya right now is nothing but another attempt by the BJP and the Sangh Parivar to whip up communal frenzy, instigate violence and then use the bloodshed to polarise voters to benefit the party in the 2019 elections," alleged Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad.

18:45 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Ayodhya Live Updates: Proposed Ram statue to be taller than 'Statue of Unity'

The Yogi government has announced its plans to install in the temple town a 221-meter statue of the Maryada Purushotam, taller than the Statue of Unity of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. While the "Statue of Unity", presently the world's tallest, installed in Gujarat's Narmada district on the 143rd birth anniversary of Patel, is 182 metres high, the one to come up in Ayodhya will be 221 metres. While the height of the Ram statue will be 151 metres, its overhead umbrella would be of 20 metres height and the pedestal would be of 50 metres, Principal Secretary Information Avnish Awasthi said.

17:51 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Ayodhya Live Updates: Indian society wants a Ram Temple, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said that people should press the ruling government to find out ways to build a Ram Temple in Ayodhya. "Anyone can tell reasons why Ram Temple can't be built, but we have to find out the reason why and how it should be built," Bhagwat said. Bhagwat further added that Indian society wants a Ram Temple to be built in Ayodhya.

17:42 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Ayodhya Live Updates: Muslim body writes to President

The All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM) on Sunday wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind, seeking his urgent intervention into the developments in Ayodhya, where the VHP has organised a public meeting to press for construction of a Ram temple. An umbrella body of more than a dozen Muslim religious and social organisations, the AIMMM said in its letter that the presence of "unruly mobs" in Ayodhya is a clear pointer to the way things are moving in an unchecked manner in Uttar Pradesh. The All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM) on Sunday wrote to President Ram Nath Kovind, seeking his urgent intervention into the developments in Ayodhya, where the VHP has organised a public meeting to press for construction of a Ram temple.

17:12 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Ayodhya Live Updates: Dates to be announced next year

Addressing the sabha after the inauguration marked by chanting of mantras at the Badey Bhaktmaal ki Bagia, Ramji Das said:"The date for construction of the Ram temple will be declared in the 2019 Kumbh which will be held in Prayagraj". "It is only a matter of few days, and I request you all to show some patience," the seer remarked.

17:07 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Ayodhya Live Updates: Mood in Ayodhya

Posters of VHP's 'Dharam Sabha' and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's programme in Ayodhya are splashed across the streets of the temple town, and many religious 'akharas' have turned into debating venues to discuss the issue of Ram temple. Hordes of activists of both the VHP and the Shiv Sena, who have gathered here from various parts of the country, bear saffron flags and chant 'Jai Shri Ram'. In the background posters with images of Lord Ram and the slogan 'Chalo Ayodhya' dot the roads. At many places, passers-by can see small trucks carrying projectors and a screen to showcase 'Ramayana', a famous 1986 TV series.

15:52 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Tight security in Ayodhya

Police has turned the city into a fortress with multiple layers of security that include the deployment of drones. One deputy inspector general (DIG), one additional DGP, 10 additional SPs, three senior superintendents of police (SSPs), 21 deputy SPs, 160 inspectors, 700 constables, 42 companies of PAC, five companies of RAF, ATS commandos and drones have been deployed.

15:32 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Shivpal Yadav speaks on Ram Mandir issue
15:15 (IST)25 Nov 2018
PM Modi breaks silence on Ram Mandir

PM Narendra Modi on Sunday launched a scathing on Congress as he accused it of putting pressure on the Supreme Court to delay the hearing. Addressing an election rally in Alwar, Modi said, "When Ram temple case was being heard, Congress leader and a Rajya Sabha member said don’t hear it till 2019 as the country will go to polls in the year. Is it fair to drag country’s judiciary into politics like this?),” he said while referring to senior advocate and Congress leader Kapil Sibal's argument in the court earlier this year." CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

14:56 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Want entire land for temple, says VHP leader

VHP's international general secretary Champat Rai said that "we want the entire land for temple construction...no formula dividing the land is acceptable." The remark comes as the outfit's 'Dharma Sabha" commenced in Ayodhya. Rai added that no formula dividing the disputed land will be acceptable for temple construction.

14:03 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Shivpal Yadav meets Governor Ram Naik in Lucknow

Shivpal Yadav meets Governor Ram Naik. He has asked him to suspend Uttar Pradesh government if it fails to maintain communal harmony. Shivpal had recently founded Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia).

13:58 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Ayodhya Dharam Sabha: Latest update
13:56 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Ayodhya Dharam Sabha: Largest congregation of Ram bhakts since 1992

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad's 'Dharma Sabha' is being touted as the largest congregation of 'Ram bhakts' in Ayodhya since the 1992 'kar seva'. The outfit has claimed that over 3 lakh people have arrived in Ayodhya to attend it. The congregation is happening less than two weeks ahead of the 26th anniversary of the demolition of the 16th century Babri Mosque. The incident had triggered unrest in Ayodhya and riots in other parts of the country.

13:42 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Ayodhya streets filled with right-wing activists

The streets of Ayodhya are filled with right-wing activists who have poured in from various parts of the county for a VHP's Dharam Sabha to push for construction of a Ram Temple.

13:09 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Mohan Bhagwat to address VHP's Dharma Sabha in Nagpur at 4 pm

VHP national spokesperson Vinod Bansal informed that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will address VHP's 'Dharma Sabha' in Nagpur today at 4 pm.

13:05 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Ayodhya: BJP MLA Surendra Singh attacks Uddhav Thackeray

BJP MLA Surendra Singh on Sunday attacked Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray over his Ayodhya visit. In his remark, the Ballia MLA said that Shiv Sena is trying to hijack the issue. "The people who thrash north Indians and drive them out, who don’t even have the mentality to serve humanity, how will they serve Lord Ram?" he asked.

12:54 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Ayodhya Live: Mallikarjun Kharge slams Uddhav Thackeray

Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that parties are going to Ayodhya because of the elections. He questioned why Uddhav Thackeray had not visited Ayodhya before. "Who stopped Uddhav Thackeray from going there in past 4-5 years?" he said.

"On one hand, they're friends with BJP and on the other, they want to tell people they're interested in constructing Ram Temple and are putting pressure on the government. People won't be befooled," he said.

12:43 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Ayodhya: VHP to hold public rallies in all parliamentary constituencies

The Vishva Hindu Parishad has announced that it will hold public rallies in all parliamentary constituencies to urge the government and pressure political parties to bring a legislation for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

12:32 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Ayodhya Live: Ramdev favours taking ordinance route for construction of Ram Mandir

Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev has said that a law should be brought on Ram Mandir as people have lost their patience. “People have lost patience. Bring a law for Ram Mandir or else people will start building it on their own. If people do that, communal harmony could be disturbed. I believe there is no opposition to Ram in country, all Hindus, Muslims & Christians are his descendants,” he told reportrs on Saturday. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

12:16 (IST)25 Nov 2018
VHP's Champat Rai on Ayodhya dispute

VHP's national vice-president Champat Rai addressing gathering in Ayodhya. The Dharam Sabha of the VHP is presided by RSS Sarkaryawah Krishna Gopal. H said that 'some intelligent people of this country need to be reminded that issue of Ram temple didn't end on December 6, 1992'.

12:06 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Ayodhya: Decks cleared for construction of 221-metre tall Lord Ram statue

Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh government headed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has finalised the details for the construction of a 221-metre tall statue of Lord Ram in Ayodhya. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

11:56 (IST)25 Nov 2018
DIG Ayodhya speaks on security arrangements

DIG Ayodhya, Omkar Singh, said that all arrangements are in place for VHP's programme. "We have allotted spaces for parking, bypass is running smoothly and we will ensure it stays like that. ‘Darshan’ will be from the usual routes. We will do everything in an organised way."

11:51 (IST)25 Nov 2018
No role of Shiv Sena in temple movement: Keshav Prasad Maurya

Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Sunday disapproved of ally Shiv Sena's push for Ram Mandir. According to a PTI report, he said that the party had no role in the temple movement. Maurya said that there is no problem in Uddhav Thackeray catching a glimpse of Ram Lalla, but had Balasaheb Thackeray been alive, he would have prevented Uddhav from doing whatever he is doing. “The Shiv Sena had no role in the temple movement or even in the Dharam Sabha, though Balasaheb Thackeray would support the Vishwa Hindu Parishad,” he said.

11:46 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Ayodhya Live: VK Singh slams Akhilesh Yadav

BJP leader and MoS for Externak Affairs VK Singh slammed Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav for his remark that Army should be deployed Ayodhya. Singh said that whenever BJP comes to the power, no riots happen. “Akhilesh Yadav ji should sit silently”.

11:38 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Ayodhya Live: Thackeray invokes Vajpayee to target BJP

Attacking the BJP, Thackeray said that former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee had said that Hindus won't be beaten but today the people want to ask when will you construct the temple. “When you (BJP) scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, did you go to a court? Then why for Ram temple?” he asked.

11:24 (IST)25 Nov 2018
This government may not stay if temple not constructes, says Thackeray

Do whatever you can. Things like TripleTakaq and demonetisation were also done by this government, they did not go to court with it. If this government doesn't construct Ram Mandir, then this government may not stay. But the Ram Mandir will still be constructed, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said.

11:20 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Ayodhya Live: Uddhav Thackeray attacks BJP

Attacking the BJP, he said that the matter is pending before the court and it should not be used during campaigning for elections. He asked the BJP to tell people its Ram Mandir promise is just another jumla. “They are playing with the sentiments of Hindus.”

11:12 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Ayodhya Live: Uddhav Thackeray demands early construction of Ram Mandir
11:03 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Ayodhya Live: Hindus across world want Ram mandir, says Shiv Sena chief

Uddhav Thackeray said that saints who blessed me yesterday, I told them that the work which we are about to begin can't be done without their blessings. I have no hidden agenda in coming to Ayodhya. I have come to express sentiments of all Indians and Hindus across world. All are waiting for Ram Temple.

10:55 (IST)25 Nov 2018
No hidden agenda behind Ayodhya visit, says Uddhav Thackeray

Uddhav Thackeray rules out any hidden agenda behind his Ayodhya visit. He said it is wrong to connect his visit to 2019 general elections. He added that Hindus across the world want a grand temple as early as possible.

10:51 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Was saddened to see massive security around Ram Lalla: Thackeray

Uddhav Thackeray said that when he visited the Ram Lalla temple in the morning, he was saddened to see massive security arrangements there.

10:47 (IST)25 Nov 2018
My Ayodhya visit successful: Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sens supremo Shiv Sena told reporters that his visit to the Ayodhya is successful and thanked his supporters and state government for their support. He said that the party wants early construction of the temple at the same piece of land where Babdi Masjid once stood. According to multiple media reports, the party is believed to have sent around 3,000 supporters by two trains from Maharashtra.

10:39 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Ayodhya Live: Drop in number of devotees visiting Ram Lalla

According to local administration, number of devotees visiting Ayodhya to pay obeisance to Ram Lalla has dropped in the past few days. They said that this is because security concerns and the tension ahead of today's events. They claimed that on Saturday, 17,680 people visited the Ram Lalla temple and on Friday 49,112.

10:31 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Ayodhya Live: VHP's pledges to construct grand Ram Mandir

According to a pamphlet that was recently released by the VHP, "Saugandh Ram ki khaate hai, hum mandir bhavya banayenge (We pledge in the name of Lord Ram that we will build a grand temple for him)." They have urged devotees to be a part of the movement.

10:29 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Ayodhya Live: Ram Mandir supporters from 50 districts have been mobilised

According to VHP leaders, Ram temple supporters and Hindu devotees from around 50 districts of Uttar Pradesh have been mobilised for the show of strength. Senior VHP leaders including its international vice-president Champat Rai are camping in the temple town. The 'Dharma Sdistricts abha' is likely to begin at 11 am.

10:23 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Ayodhya Live: Close circuit cameras, drone being used by police

According to police, close circuit cameras have been installed at more than 150 places in Ayodhya along with drone-mounted ones hovering over the streets to keep an eagle eye on the surging crowds.

10:11 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Ayodhya Live: Sitaram Yechury slams VHP, Shiv Sena

CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury slammed the VHP and Shiv Sena saying the campaign is and attempt to nullify the provisions relating to secularism in the Constitution. He said that the the party is strongly opposing the efforts to subvert the judicial verdict on the Ayodhya dispute. "The Sangh brigade cannot be allowed to subvert the Constitutional provisions in the name of faith," a report in News 18 quoted him as saying.

10:08 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Ayodhya: Uddhav Thackeray visits Ram Lalla temple
Thane: Shiv Sena supporters perform 'Maha Aarti' ahead of the ram Temple event to be held in Ayodhya tomorrow, in Thane, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. (PTI Photo)(PTI11_24_2018_000132B)The Vishva Hindu Parishad was founded on August 29, 1964 on the auspicious day of Shri Krishna Janmasthami. The objective of this organisation is to consolidate the Hindu society and serve, protect the Hindu Dharma.
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