VHP to defy ban on Sankalp Sabha

The government has ordered to seal Faizabad border to restrict the entry of VHP workers in the district.

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: October 16, 2013 5:26:24 am

A day after the state government banned it,the VHP Tuesday announced to go ahead with its plan to organise Sankalp Sabha at more than 500 places in UP,including Ayodhya,on October 18,to press for a parliamentary legislation on building Ram Temple at the disputed site of Ram Janmabhoomi,

The state government decided to ban the programme citing the possibility of a law and order disturbance,IG (law and Order) R K Vishwakarma said Tuesday,adding the decision was taken based on a meeting with Faizabad district administration.

The government has ordered to seal Faizabad border to restrict the entry of VHP workers in the district.

The VHP,on the other hand,announced to hold Sankalp Sabha as per the schedule. VHP patron Ashok Singhal condemned the UP government’s decision said that Sankalp Sabha would be organised at nearly one lakh places across the country. He said that UP government was suppressing devotees of lord Ram under the pressure of Cabinet minister Azam Khan.

He said seers had announced the programme six months ago and “UP government has hurt the sentiments of Hindu community by putting a ban on the event.”

At a press conference in Lucknow,UP convener of Bajrang Dal,Surendra Mishra said that sants and VHP workers will assemble at nearly 500 places in UP on October 18 and will pledge to continue the movement for building Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.

Senior VHP leaders have already reached Ayodhya to take part in the event.

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