Under the banner of the “United Hindu Front”, a group of around 100 people staged a “celebration” on the anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition on Saturday. Those at the celebration claimed that with a “Hindu-leaning government” at the Centre, a Ram temple will now be built at the site.
The group — all carrying saffron flags — was led by Rashtrawadi Shiv Sena president and BJP leader Jai Bhagwan Goyal. He is currently facing charges for being involved in the demolition.
“For the past 22 years, this has been a day of celebration as the bajrangis brought down the Babri Masjid. Since then, we have fought court battles. But now, times have changed. We have a Prime Minister. I believe we will move towards the establishment of Ram Rajya” Goyal said.
Those at the event said a letter will also be sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“In the letter we have catalogued how the Ram temple was destroyed and how our idols have spent several decades without shelter. We have conveyed that the government must now remove all barriers and begin building a Ram temple in Ayodhya,” Mahant Narayan Giri ji Maharaj said.