A week after four blocks of stones arrived in Uttar Pradesh last week, three more trucks loads of the red stone under the supervision of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) were brought for the construction of controversial Ram temple in Ayodhya on Wednesday.

 “These red stones are for Ram Janam Bhoomi mandir’s construction. These stones were brought here previously also and now again it’s coming,” said a confident VHP man Prakash Kumar Gupta.

Being kept in the Ramsevakpuram of Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas, where the carving of stones for the temple is going on in a VHP workshop since the 1990s.

On asking the permission to bring the stones, while the matter is still in the courts, Prakash Kumar Gupta said that the previous government of Akhilesh Yadav had imposed restrictions on the bringing of stones for construction while The present Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) has not given any such orders.

Apparently, at least 2,000 cubic feet stones from Bharatpur in Rajasthan are been reaching the spot after Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas appealed people to donate stones without cash for constructing mandir, reports a national daily.

 

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Confirming the consignment of stones coming to the city, VHP’s media advisor Sharad Sharma Prantiya also reiterated the similar notion of having ‘no restriction’ imposed on them.

“The former government of Akhilesh Yadav in Uttar Pradesh imposed restrictions verbally but the present government of Yogi Adityanath has not done something like that,” he said.

Nritya Gopal Das, an accused in the controversial Babri Masjid demolition case heads Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas where these stones are headed for carving.

First Published | 6 July 2017 11:47 AM
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