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Ram temple issue: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar meets Yogi Adityanath before visiting Ayodhya

Ravi Shankar had said he would play the role of a mediator in the Ram Temple dispute and would visit Ayodhya on November 16 to meet all stakeholders

Lucknow | Published: November 15, 2017 2:35 pm
Ravi Shankar meets Adityanath on Ram Temple issue Officials called the meeting between Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (in pic) and Yogi Adityanath a ‘courtesy call’ (File Photo)

Ahead of his visit to Ayodhya on Thursday, Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow, officials said.

It was a “courtesy meeting” that lasted about 15-20 minutes and went off well, a senior state government official said. “As far as the Ayodhya issue is concerned, Adityanath’s stand is very clear. The state government is not a party. We welcome any settlement and will honour the decision of the court,” he said.

Shankar had said in Delhi earlier this week he was involved as a mediator in the Ram Temple dispute of his own will and would visit Ayodhya on November 16 to meet all stakeholders. He said he did not have an agenda and would listen to everybody.

Yesterday, Adityanath started the campaign for urban local bodies polls from Ayodhya. He said “Ayodhya” meant a place where there was no possibility of a “yudh” (fight). “I am starting the campaign in Ayodhya with the aim that the results in all the local bodies are in favour of the BJP, so that development that was obstructed during the SP and BSP governments can be carried out in the state,” he said.

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  1. N
    Nov 16, 2017 at 7:41 pm
    Deccanis from central Asia or Middle East and Westerners (Gharibhans) created conditions instability wherever they went.This is continued in certain parts of India even today.Sultans (Deccanis) following Islam and Christians are against pagan/idol worshipers and destroyed temples of idol worshipers wherever they went.The Deccanis to hold their claim on the places they conquered do not want to give up their place of worship constructed by demolishing temples after they lost the control over them by creating disputes. At least three instances surface immediately. Ram Temple in Ayodya, Jeru m in Palestine and Kashmir in India all these cases the Hard core Deccanis like Owasi will like disputes to remain alive till they get control of these places like in Kashmir today. This is a hard fact and people of India have to face this instability in India from these hard core Decanis.
    1. S
      Nov 15, 2017 at 3:51 pm
      Sri Sri should try and we will know how fair the people who divided this nation both took a seprate part and who gave their ideology will be exposed. secondly it is very interesting to note none of the opposition parties have never tried to help settle the isse but have been tool in delay and want to still delaybut have not done an iota of effort to resolve the native hindus sentiments and rights.