VHP president of Ram Nagar, Himanshu Agarwal said, “The people treat the temple premises as a picnic spot. Couples can be seen basking in the river that flows through the temple. Our demand has been that this shouldn’t be allowed near a temple.”
Claiming that the time for the construction of Ram temple was drawing closer, VHP’s new working president Alok Kumar said, “Either the court will decide… Otherwise, if felt needed, will get a law made for this purpose.”
From April 2012 to March 2014 he was all-India president of Bharat Vikas Parishad. For last three years, he was vice-president of VHP.
During Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti celebrations in April, the saffron workers had taken out processions in several parts of the state, openly displaying a variety of weapons.
At present the VHP has around 11,000 members, including its offshoots Bajrang Dal (youth outfit) and Durga Bahini (women’s outfit)
Taking on the organisers of the ‘Not in My Name’ protests, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) International joint secretary Surendra Jain said “these placard-carrying groups with selfish interests are trying to malign the holy resolve of cow-protection”.
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The Vatva police claimed that Vijay was neither detained nor arrested.
There were a few politicians who gathered at the spot for supporting us.
VHP pulled down a temple,as there was no mosque.