Construction of Ram temple important for existence of Hindus: Subramanian Swamy

"The Ram temple issue is very important for our (Hindus) existence and identity and there can be no compromise on this," said Subramanian Swamy

By: PTI | Hyderabad | Updated: May 29, 2017 12:09 am
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BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said the construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya was a matter of faith for Hindus and that there could be no compromise on this issue. He was addressing a public talk on ‘Building Sri Ram Mandir in Ayodhya Through Legal Framework’ organised by Virat Hindustan Sangam here.

“The Ram temple issue is very important for our (Hindus) existence and identity and there can be no compromise on this. I would like to tell you that Ram Mandir will be built at any cost and it will be built at the place where he (Lord Ram) was born and where ‘pran prathistha puja’ (consecration) has taken place. “In a petition filed in the Supreme Court, I had said it was my fundamental right to pray to Ram. It is our faith that Ram was born there and hence the ‘mandir’ (temple) will come up only at that place…no one can question it,” said Swamy.

He said it had been proven by the experts of the Archaeological Survey of India that there existed a temple at that site. “Babri Masjid was built on the place where Ram was born and after demolishing the Ram Mandir, the Babri Masjid was constructed,” claimed Swamy.

“In 1994, the then Narasimha Rao government in an affidavit filed before the Supreme Court had submitted that if it was proved that there was a mandir before the mosque came up at that place, all the land would be given to Hindus. Now I told (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi to cite this thing and give the land to Hindus. “Masjid is only a place to read namaz and it can be read anywhere, but our temples, wherein once pran prathistha puja is done, it will forever remain a mandir,” Swamy claimed.

The saffron leader claimed that there have been instances where mosques have been demolished for road development works and shifted to other places in Saudi Arabia and Turkey. The Supreme Court will take up the case on the Ram temple issue soon, he said.

“I will request to take up the matter on a day-to-day basis hearing and if it is done we will win the case in four months by Diwali. “Now it is for the government and the Solicitor General to inform the Court that Swamy’s fundamental right plea is correct. Ram Mandir will be definitely built by 2018,” said the Rajya Sabha MP.

There is a need for Hindus to get united, Swamy stressed. On Kashmir issue, he said, “If Pakistan attacks India, its existence will be over and it will be divided into four parts.”

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    C k Nair
    Jun 4, 2017 at 8:51 am
    Ram mandir re existence, a good factor for our NATION.
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    Joffin Alappatt
    Jun 3, 2017 at 12:46 am
    This capable economist has good potential to make things better in the country and world. I don't know if he is degrading himself with fanatic approach towards symbolism which originated in colonization eras.
  3. j
    May 31, 2017 at 4:32 pm
    only wording and speech dont work, you are in power in state and central then for whom you are waiting? 2019? when loksabha election is planned for secure 5 year term? you are very well know that vikas is second priority for hindus then ram, so if you call for vikas then you will be not get much support and doubt for win, but once you say ram, your win is confirmed.
  4. S
    May 30, 2017 at 9:19 pm
    this is true. even namaz is offered in jail premises by convicts does that become sacred. the fanatics are only angry as their war booty is being repossessed as the victims are their victors now, not by the masjid or anything else.
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    Aur maro
    May 30, 2017 at 5:59 pm
    Writer wrote "The saffron leader claimed ". Can he write " The Green Leader" from muslim community.
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    Parth Garg
    May 29, 2017 at 1:49 pm
    Swamy is a pervert intellectual.
  7. V
    May 29, 2017 at 12:00 pm
    take forward Ashokji Singhal's work Dr. Swamiji.
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