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Shia board to gift 10 silver arrows for Ayodhya Lord Ram statue

In a letter to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Shia board chairman Waseem Rizvi said the construction of the statue would put UP on the world map.

By: PTI | Lucknow | Published: October 17, 2017 2:13 pm
Lord Ram during the Dusshera celebrations at the Parade Ground in Sector-17 of Chandigarh. (Source: Express photo by Jasbir Malhi)

Noting that the construction of a statue of Lord Ram in Ayodhya was a matter of pride for all Indians, the Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board has said it would gift 10 silver arrows for his quiver as a mark of respect.

“UP government’s decision to erect a statue of Lord Ram is commendable. In keeping with the Ganga-Jamuni ‘tehzeeb’ of Awadh, these silver arrows will be just a token of admiration and esteem in which Shias hold Lord Ram,” board’s chairman Waseem Rizvi said.

In a letter to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, he said the construction of the statue would put UP on the world map.

“The Nawabs of this region always respected the temples in Ayodhya. Even the land for Hanuman Garhi in central Ayodhya was donated by Nawab Shuja-ud-Daulah in 1739, while the funds to construct the Hanuman Garhi temple were provided by Nawab Asif-ud-Daullah, between 1775 and 1793,” Rizvi pointed out.

Earlier, he welcomed the Adityanath government’s move to build a 100-metre-high statue of Lord Ram on the banks of Saryu river in Ayodhya, claiming the land actually belonged to Shias and not the Sunni Waqf Board.

The Shia Board is one of the parties in the appeals pending in the Supreme Court.

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    ishwak
    Oct 17, 2017 at 6:23 pm
    Whether it is the Ayodhya issue, Triple Talaq or Personal Laws, the Shia Board has always given the impression that it is an appendage of the Hindutva brigades. No doubt MIR JAFFAR whose treachery helped the British firmly establish themselves in India was also a SHIA.
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      MUKHTAR ABBAS
      Oct 17, 2017 at 8:41 pm
      SIR PAISA BOLTA HAI ....AUR BOLTA HAI BAHUT ZORE SE. BJP IS THE WORLDS MOST CASH RICH PARTY
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    2. Eknaath Nagarkar
      Oct 17, 2017 at 5:13 pm
      What a magnificent gesture from the Shia board!
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        ashis
        Oct 17, 2017 at 5:56 pm
        A Ram statue to be built with a copy of Quran in hand
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          MUKHTAR ABBAS
          Oct 17, 2017 at 8:51 pm
          Significance is that now no body knows what is DYODHYA . Only after the statue of BHAGWAN RAM is built there to facilitate landing of crows,vultures,eagles on it people will come to know that there is place called AYODHYA. OTHERWISE ACCORDING TO HINDU SCRIPTURES MIRTI OF BHAGAN IS ALWAYS BUILT IN GARBHGRIH OF A A MANDIR.Now Mod Ji wants to sell Bhagwan Ram as tourist attraction sothat people know that there is a place called AYODHYA where ADITYA NATH YOGI ONCE RULED AND BUILD BHAGWAN RAMs STATUE
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          Madarchod mohammad
          Oct 17, 2017 at 5:10 pm
          Good gesture and hope Ram temple will be built soon . A country which follows examples of Lord Ram suffering from invaders who destroyed thousands of temples and build mosques . Similar examples are Dwaraka temple , Bihar Buddhist centers .
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            MUKHTAR ABBAS
            Oct 17, 2017 at 8:58 pm
            YES , INSHAH ALLAH IT WILL BE BUILT SOON and your dear mother who has given you such a beautiful name will be called to cut the red ribbon.she must be calling you by your name many times during the day so that there is no need to offer namaz 5 times a day .
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            1. Sager_me Yazbeck
              Oct 17, 2017 at 11:24 pm
              May Almighty God , guide you to Truth, Messenger Of Almighty God is most praised he is Mercy for All the world's.
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              1. Sager_me Yazbeck
                Oct 17, 2017 at 11:26 pm
                May Almighty God , guide you to Truth, Messenger Of Almighty God is most praised he is Mercy for All the world's. (0)(0) Reply
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                Oct 17, 2017 at 4:59 pm
                Those whose intelligence has been stolen by material desires, they worship demigods" (Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 7, Verse 20)"God is one and only, not a second" (Chandogya Upanishad, Chapter 6, Section 2, Verse 1)"Of him (God), there is no parents, no Lord" (Svetasvatara Upanishad, Chapter 6, Verse 9) !! vedas says "na astha pratima wasthi" that of God there is no image or Idol or any form? do you have brain ? read your scriptures , once you people read and understand your script then you will know what is the truth. you people are controlled by your priests and lead in a wrong path. Due to hatred in your hearts you cannot see the truth, do not be ignorant , read
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                  Oct 17, 2017 at 4:58 pm
                  Those whose intelligence has been stolen by material desires, they worship demigods" (Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 7, Verse 20)"God is one and only, not a second" (Chandogya Upanishad, Chapter 6, Section 2, Verse 1)"Of him (God), there is no parents, no Lord" (Svetasvatara Upanishad, Chapter 6, Verse 9) !! vedas says "na astha pratima wasthi" that of God there is no image or Idol or any form? do you have brain ? read your scriptures , once you people read and understand your script then you will know what is the truth. you people are controlled by your priests and lead in a wrong path. Due to hatred in your hearts you cannot see the truth, do not be ignorant , read
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