श्रीराम जय राम जय जय राम, শ্ৰীৰাংজয়ৰাংজয়জয়ৰাং, শ্রীরাম জয় রাম জয় জয় রাম , શ્રીરામ જય રામ જયજય રામ, ಶ್ರೀರಾಮಜಯರಾಮಜಯಜಯರಾಮ, ശ്രിറാം ജയ് റാം ജയ്‌ ജയ് റാം, శ్రీరాంజయరాంజయజయరాం

Shriram Janmabhumi Mukti Andolan 1

Shriram Janmabhumi Mukti Andolan

1. Bird’s Eye-View of the Andolan

2.
Various Dimensions of Shriram Janmabhumi Mukti Andolan

3.
Certain Memorable Dimensions of the Andolan Sdriram Janmabhumi Andolan

4.
Evidences in favour of Shriram Janmabhumi Mandir

5. Reply of the VHP submitted to the Govt. of Bharat for the documents of All India Babari Masjid Action Committee

6.Important Events after 1994

7.Role of the Courts

8.Survey and Excavation through RADAR Waves

1. Bird’s Eye-View of the Andolan

‘Ayodhya’ is one of the seven ‘Mokshadayini Puris’ (cities granting liberation) of Bharat. This is a most ancient city. It is said that Vaivaswat Manu had founded this city. This has been the capital city of the Suryavamshi Rajas (Kings of solar dynasty). Great kings and emperors like Sagar, Bhagirath, Harishchandra etc. all belong to this dynasty only. Five Tirthankaras of Jain Dharma are born in Ayodhya. The Dantdhawan Kund is considered to be the Tapasthali (place of penance) of Goutam Buddha. Founder, nineth Guru and tenth Guru of Sikh Panth viz. Guru Nanak Dev, Guru-Tegbahadur and Guru-Govind Sing have visited Ayodhya. It is learnt that Maharshi Dayanand also had come to Ayodhya and he had established an idol of Lord Shrikrishna, the de-facto leader of Mahabharat war. This township has been the principal centre of Ramanand Sampradaya. Virtually the history of Ayodhya has been the history of Bharat.

Hindu Temple that have fallen prey to Islamic Jehad
It is a historic fact that after its birth, the Islam spread not through the basis of intellectualism; but through the mental aberation sen in them on account of their victories. Islam entered Bharat as the aggressor. Islami aggressors had spread their Majhab after defeating Hindu armies, looting their properties and massacring innocent people. They also displayed their bestiality by targetting Hindu temples and destroying idols of Hindu deities. The power-drunk Muslims destroyed at least some places of worship totally and erected mosques at thousands of places. It has become very difficult to search for their history also. But Hindu society is unable to erase the memory of history, their glorious chapters and their recognition of the temples at Ayodhya, Mathura, Kashi and Somanath, inspite of the fact that they were demolished and mosques were built upon those very spots. Muslim rulers had destroyed Shriram Mandir, Treta Ka Thakur Mandir and Swarga-Dwar Mandir in Ayodhya. The latter two temples were forgotten by Hindu society and Ramanand Sampradaya. But Hindu Samaj could not forget the fact of destruction of Shriram Janmabhumi Temple.

Unceasing Struggle for Retrieval of Shriram Janmabhumi
The Mandir constructed on Shriram Janmabhumi in Ayodhya was demolished by the commandar Mir Banki on the orders of aggressor Babar in 1528. Hindu society has been continuously waging a war to get back the Mandir and sacrificing their lives for that. Very fierce battles were fought for that. One can listen the stories of the 76 battles fought in the lanes and bye-lanes of Ayodhya over all these years. Most certainly, lakhs of Hindus might have laid down their lives in these battles and sent equal number of their enemies, if not more, to other world in the process naturally. No doubt, Hindu society could not secure the place; but it did not allow the Muslims also to sit quite. After the British rule got hold over the Avadh (Ayodhya), they built a wall between the structure with three domes and Shriram Chabutara (platform). Hence the Hindus were forced to restrict themselves to outer limits for their regular Puja-Archa. But the Puja-Archa went on as usual. Bitterness developed between Hindus and Muslims. Riots were taking place.

When the people entrusted their leadership to Bahadur Shah Jaffar to fight the British, the then leader of Muslim community Amir Ali had decided to hand over the place to Hindus. But co-incidently the battle against the British was lost. Taking the disadvantage of the situation, they sent both Amir Ali and Baba Ramcharan Das to gallows publicly on a tamarind tree; and thus this place could not come to the lot of Hindus then also.

Mahant Raghuvar Das filed a civil case in the Court of Faizabad in 1885, wherein he demanded permission to build a pucca structure in place of the then existing cottage on Ram Chabutara. But was dismissed. An appeal was filed in the Court of Col. Chaimier, the British Justice. Col. Chamier inspected the site personally and agreed that the construction of a mosque by demolishing a temple was unfortunate. But he did not think it proper to do some thing after a lapse of 356 years.
The Hindu society was outraged by killing of a cow in Ayodhya by Muslims in 1934. Many killers of cows were killed. Some Hindus also might have been killed in the process. They did not stop at that; some of the agitated Hindu youths climbed the so-called Babari mosque and caused lot of damage to its three domes. However, they could not take possession of the site; but one thing became certain that Muslims could never gather necessary courage to enter the premises of Shriram Janmabhumi ever after that. All three domes were got repaired by the British and the expenses thereof were recovered from Hindus in the form of tax. This place is fully under the possession of Hindu society for all practical purposes since 1934. Hindus used to worship the idols on the Chabutara outside the structure and offer flowers on the place inside under the domes and pay their obeisance.

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After the Independence
People of Ayodhya re-started their struggle under the leadership of Baba Abhiramdas and Paramhans Ramchandradas Maharaj, the Naga Sadhus of Hanuman Garhi in Ayodhya. Early in the morning of 23 December 1949, Lord Shriram Lalla manifested with bright splendour all over under the central dome. All of a sudden, thousands of people rushed to Janmabhumi. Bhajan-Pujan of the Lord began with great enthusiasm. Sadhu-Sants began their 24-hour Akhand Nam Sankirtan, that went on ceaselessly till the collapse of the structure on 06 December 1992. In the year 1949, Shri. Govind Vallabh Pant was the state Chief Minister, Shri. K. K. Nayyar was the Dist. Magistrate of Faizabad and Thakur Gurudatt Sing was the honorary City Magistrate.

The City Magistrate confiscated the inner premises of the structure under section-145 of the Indian Penal Code on 29 December 1949 and appointed President of Ayodhya Municipality Babu Priyadatt Ram as its receiver for conduction of regular Puja-Archa that is going on inside it and he ordained the duties of the receiver as ensuring the regular Puja and Bhog of the idols of Lord Shriram Lalla seated under the central Dome of the structure. The central main gate was closed with sliding iron shutters and put a lock on it. Priests used to enter the sanctum only through a small side door for arranging the Puja-Archa and Bhog. Public was having Darshan of Shriram Lalla from outside these shutters only. This routine sequel of the Darshan-Pujan-Archan and Bhog of Lord Shriram Lalla went on till the lock was opened on 01 February 1986 by the orders of the District Magistrate of Faizabad.

Begining of the Present Andolan
The idea of liberating Shriram Janmabhumi at Ayodhya, Shrikrishna Janmabhumi at Mathura and Kashi Vishwanath Mandir took possession of the psyche of Shri. Dau Dayal Khanna, who was the legislator from M Shri Dau Dayal Khanna was a Health Minister in the Ministry of senior Congress leader Shri. Chandrabhan Gupta. He made the issue of liberating these temples as the main topic of his address in the Hindu Sammelan at Kashipur (in Nainital of Uttaranchal state). Thereafter, he personally presented a resolution for these three temples in the Hindu Sammelan held at Muzaffarnagar in 1983. These Sammelans were organised on behalf of Hindu Jagaran Manch. He appealed to the then Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi to find out a satisfactory solution of this problem by writing a long, well-argued letter to her.

Saints adopted the Andolan
Shri. Dau Dayal Khanna once again introduced the Resolution to liberate these three religious pla-ces in the Dharma Sansad convened in Vijnan Bhavan on behalf of the VHP during April 1964. The resolution was Sants adopted these topics unanimously. Shriram Janmabhumi Mukti Yajna Samiti was formed under the Chairmanship of Goraksha Peethadhishwar Mahant Shri. Avaidyanath Maharaj. Shri. Dau Dayal Khanna was declared as its General Secretary and S/Shri. Omkar Bhave, Mahesh Narayan Sing and Dinesh Tyagi (who are presently the office-bearers of the VHP) as its members. It was decided to undertake a public awakening programme to get the lock on Shriram Janmabhumi removed. Accordingly, a Shriram-Janaki Rath Yatra was taken out from Sitamarhi (Bihar) to Delhi on 25 September 1984. Later on six Shriram-Janaki Rath Yatras were taken out throughout the Uttar Pradesh from Vijaya Dashami in 1985. Unprecedented public awakening was created as a result of these Yatras.

Locks Opened

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Taking cognisance of a representation filed by an advocate Shri. Umeshchandra Pandey, the then District Magistrate ordered opening of the lock on Shriram Janmabhumi on 01 February 1986. The High Court dismissed in October 1989 all appeals filed by many Muslims against this order of operning the lock.

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Process of Constructing Magnificent Temple begins
Thereafter began the process of thinking about constructing a grand temple at the place of old and battered three-domed structure standing at Shriram Janmabhumi. A search for a Temple Architect began, that ended with Shri. Chandrakant Bhai Somapura from Karnavati (Ahmedabad); several draft plans /designs were prepared and finally one was accepted. According to the draft design, the temple was to be 270 feet in length, 135 in breadth and and its Shikhar (spire) was to be 125 feet in height; two-storied temple; Shriram Lalla on the ground floor and the Ram Darbar in the Garbh Gruh. Sand stone with light pink tinge from Bansi Pahadpur of Bharatpur district in Rajasthan was selected for the temple construction. No iron would be used in the construction of temple. Every storey would have 106 pillars; with a height of16.5 feet tall in ground floor and of 14.5 feet tall in the first floor. Every storey would have 185 beams, they also would be made up of stone and maximum length of the beam would be 16 feet. The temple would have a marble frame with wooden doors fitted for its main entrance.

Collection of funds for Construction of temple
An unprecedented plan was prepared to reach out to maximum number of people with a view to raise funds required for the temple construction. Accoding to this plan, a small pictorial coupen with a coloured picture of the proposed Temple at Shriram Janmabhumi as a token of his contribution of Re.1-25 towards the expenses of construction of the temple in Ayodhya for individual and collective worshipping Shriram Shila (worshipped brick) at every Mohalla ofcities and towns and in every village and hamlet. About six crore people were contacted. All the amount thus collected was deposited in a Bank in the name of “Shriram Janmabhomi Nyas”. Shilas worshipped in 2.75 lakhs villages and hamlets as also in the Mohallas of the cities and towns reached Ayodhya.

A cheque of Rs.1,00,000/- was received along with a worshipped Shila from a foreign country; but the then Govt. of Bharat did not give permission to accept the donation. Hence the donation amount was returned thankfully to the donor.

Shilannyas

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A place was selected for Shilannyas near the left pole of Singhdwar (main door) of the proposed Mandir as determined from the site of the existing place where Lord Shriram Lalla is seated as per the draft design of the temple. The Shilannyas Pujan programme was consummated by Shri. Kameshwar Choupal, the then provincial Organising Secretary of Bihar at the selected spot on 10 November 1989 with the consent of both Central and State Govts.

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First Karsewa

Decision of starting Karsewa for construction of the temple was taken in a meeting of the Margadarshak Mandal held at Haridwar on 23-24 June 1990. The then Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Mulayam Singh boasted that “not even a tiny bird also would be allowed to stretch its wings in Ayodhya”. In spite of the obstacles purposefully created by the Uttar Pradesh, thousands of Karsewaks reached Ayodhya and they set out towards Janmabhumi on Devotthan Ekadashi as per the scheduled programme. Some one, as though, from no where came and drove the police bus dashing it to Janmabhumi and thereby breaking the barricades erected by the police. Karsewaks climbed up the domes and succeeded in unfurling saffron flags atop the three domes.

An announcement was made in a meeting of the Karsewaks held on the grounds of Char Dham Mandir of Shri. Maniramdas Chhavani on 01 November 1990 that they would proceed towards the Janmabhumi on 02 November also. Administration was hurt with a sense of insult by the happenings on 30 October. With that feeling of insult the Govt. opened fire and massacred Karsewaks in the narrow lanes and bye-lanes of Ayodhya leading to Hanuman Garhi from Digambar Akhada on 02 November 1990. The V.P. Sing Govt.at Centre collapsed. Karsewaks returned only after having Darshan of lord Shri. Shriram Lalla. Spate of Satyagraha went on in Ayodhya for 40 days thereafter. Asthi Kalashas (Pitchers containing bones of Martyrs at Ayodhya) moved all over the country. They were immersed by Sants in the Triveni Sangam at Prayag during Magh Mela in January 1991.

A mega-rally was organised on Boat Club New Delhi on 04 April 1991. Over 25 Lakh people assembled there from all parts of the country. Being the largest rally after independence of the country, it proved to be historic one. Thereafter, rallies were totally banned on the Boat Club. As the speeches of Sants were just going on in the rally, a news came that Shri. Mulayam Singh has resigned from his post of Chief Ministership. Naturally it sent strong waves of joyous delight throughout the rally.

Rounds of Talks
During the Prime Ministership of late Shri. Rajiv Gandhi, his Home Minister Shri. Buta Singh used to arrange talks between representatives of Hindus and Muslims. On one occasion, Muslim representatives asked Pujya Sants what’s the guarantee that you would not ask for a fourth place, if the religious places at Ayodhya, Mathura and Kashi were handed over to you? Even before the Sants replied to this question, Sayyad Shahabuddin furiously questioned the authority of his own representatives as to who were they to hand over these places so liberally?

During the period of V. P. Singh’s Prime Ministership, once the religious and social leaders under the leadership of late Alimiya Nadwi ( Lucknow) and Pujya Sant-Mahatmas were sitting together in Andhra Bhavan on one Friday. At noon, the Muslim side went for praying Namaz. When they all returned from the Namaz, Pujya Swami Shri. Satyamitranand Maharaj stood and said while spreading the upper piece of cloth on his persona, “It is customary to pay Zakat (donating something) after the Namaz. I beg from you Shriram Janmabhumi.” The reply of the Muslim representatives was that it was not some “box of sweets” that could be picked up and handed over.

Once, Shri. Sayyad Shahabuddin on his own said that if it is proved that this Mosque has been built by destroying some temple, so the Muslims would leave (their claim over) this place. In response to this, when he was told that very clear evidence is there in Kashi Vishwanath Mandir; he ate his own words and turned his own statement down.
On becoming the Prime Minister, Shri. Chandrashekhar also tried to arrange talks. On his initiative, the representatives of the VHP and Babari Masjid Action Committee began talks in the presence of Govt. representatives. Main theme of the talks was : “If it is proved that the disputed structure has been constructed on Shriram Janmabhumi by demolishing a temple, so the Muslims would give up their claim over it.” It was decided in the meeting held on 04 December 1990 that both the parties would submit their respective evidences in writing to the Minister of State for Home Affairs by 22 December 1990, who would in turn exchange the same between the concerned parties by 25 December 1990. Both the parties would then review those evidences and submit their comments to the Minister of State for Home Affairs by 06 January 1991, who would then prepare the points of agreement and disagreement on the basis of these comments and send them to the concerned parties by 09 January 1991. They would meet again on 10 January 1991. They held discussions in Gujarat Bhavan. It was seen that four types of experts (historical, archeological, revenue and legal) would analyse the available evidences. It was also decided that the lists of experts would be sent to the Govt. by 17 January 1991 and the meeting of experts would be held on 24 January 1991. And the conclusions of the experts would be presented before both the parties for their consideration. It was also decided that the Muslims would not raise the question of historicity of Lord Shriram and the identity of Ayodhya; and hence there would not be any discussions on these topics. The experts met in two groups to study the evidences on 24 January 1991. The experts of history and archeology had come from the Muslim side. They submitted in writting a request for granting them time of 6 weeks to study the facts; whereas the experts of the Hindu side went on saying that the work could be finished before 05 February 1991. The Revenue and Legal Experts from Muslim side did not attend the meeting. A meeting was held again on 25 January 199. The experts of Hindu side reached Gujarat Bhavan at the scheduled time viz.11.00 hours in the morning. None of the experts from Muslim side reached venue of the meeting viz. Gujarat Bhavan upto 12.45 hours; nor did they give any intimation of the same. From this it was concluded that the Muslim side is running away from the talks. Absence of the Muslim sides was considered as contemptuous and talks ended there itself.

It was an experience during the course of talks with the Muslims side that they were shifting their stand during every talk. When the matter of solving the issue through dialogue is raised today, a question does come in mind, whence the talks should begin now?

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Acquisition by the Govt. of Uttar Pradesh
The then Chief Minister Shri. Kalyan Singh acquired 2.77 acres of land surrounding the disputed structure on 10 October 1991 barring the structure for developing facilities for the pilgrims. The acquisition was challenged by Muslim side in the High Court. The High Court gave an interim order on 25 October 1991 that the Uttar Pradesh Govt. could take possession of the acquire land, but no pucca construction should be erected there till the appeals are finally disposed of. Final hearing on the appeals was completed on 04 November 1992 and the decision kept reserved.

Levelling of the Acquired Area
Tourism Department of Uttar Pradesh Govt. began the work of levelling the plot of 2.77 acres in April 1992. Apart from this, the work of constructing an eighty-feet road was also started alongside by the Public Works Department to join the Janmabhumi to the National High Way No. 8 ( Lucknow-Faizabad-Ayodhya-Gorakhpur High Way). During the course of levelling, suddenly they came across a huge treasure of carved stone pieces of different shapes, sizes and designs in the south-eastern corner of the structure under about 12 feet below the surface on 18 June 1992, which contained broken pieces of carved and designed stones. All those pieces are kept secure in Ayodhya museum now. Archeologists inspected the site on 02 and 03 July 1992 and arrived at a conclusion that they are the remnants of a temple pertaining to a style that was prevalent during 12th century in north Bharat. Prominent among these remnants are the spire, emblic myrobalan, decorative mesh, head, portico, pillar bases, door segment, Shiva-Parvati etc. A wide and sturdy wall of burnt bricks was also found underneath the disputed structure.

Collapse of the Structure

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The Dharma Sansad held in Delhi on 30 October 1992 announced ‘06 December’ as the Day for beginning of fresh Karsewa. Groups of Karsewaks began to pour in Ayodhya by the last week of November. It was expected that the High Court would pronounce its decision before 06 December in respect the petitions filed against the acquisition of 2.77 acres of land that was kept reserved by it. The Uttar Pradesh Govt had also requested the Supreme Court on 25th November to issue orders to the Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court to pronounce its judgement kept reserved by it. Accordingly, the Supreme Court had issued the directives too; but the High Court declared the date for pronouncement of the judgement as 11 December. The Uttar Pradesh Govt. also desired that only the operative part of the decision be pronounced before 06 December, so that the atmosphere of uncertainty could come to an end. But this argument also went in vain. The High Court decision came on 11 December; but by then the fury sheathing within Hindu hearts exploded. The three-domed structure symbolic of the black blot affixed on the forehead of Mother Bharati in 1528 disappeared into the tummy of time on 06 December 1992.

Stone Edict

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As the work of breaking the walls of the structure began, those old and worn out walls started crumbling like any thing. The walls were practically hollow. The hollow walls were filled with the debris. Karsewaks were bringing the carved stones and storing them underneath the platform. In the mean time, a stone edict found was brought and kept there.

As a result of valour of Smt. Sudha Mallya, understanding of Archeologist Dr. Swaraj Prakash Gupta and efficiency of senior journalist Shri. Ramshankar Agnihotri, and a young entrepreneur Ashok Chatterjee, that stone edict came before the people. In due course of time, experts of the Govt. of Bharat, under the orders of the Supreme Court took photograph of the edict and its mould, which has been securely kept in the Lucknow bench of the High Court. This edict has been read by the experts and it has been proved that 30 slokas (stanzas) in 20 lines have been carved on this square-sized stone edict measuring 5 feet in length and 2.25 feet in breadth. Its language is Sanskrit and script is Nagari, that is found in the archeological records of the Gadhwal royal families of 12th Century. The edict begins with “ Om Namah Shivaya”. The edict contains the description of Ayodhya, Temple with golden lotus Kalash in the Saket Mandal and the bewitching beauty of Ayodhya. The description relates to the valiant one, who had annihilated Bali and Ten-Headed Ravana.

Apart from this, about 250 other archeological remnants have been found from that structure, which have been kept in the premises of Shriram Janmabhumi under the control of Govt. of Bharat. Many of these remnants are almost identical to those found during the course of levelling of area on 18 June 1992.

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Govt. recognises Right to Puja
The Central Reserve Force took over the entire premises of Shriram Janmabhumi under its control in the wee hours on 8 December 1992. Till that time, the Karsewaks toiled day and night and erected a temporary temple with cloth etc. for Shriram Lalla Virajman. On all the four sides of Shriram Lalla, bamboo poles were erected supporting the cloth ceiling was put up and as a support to these, a brick wall was erected on all the four sides. This is now-a-days called as a ‘Makeshift Structure’. The Puja-Archa of Shriram Lalla Virajman began right in the evening of 06 December itself.

Though the Puja-Archa continued in the protection of security forces, but the public was prevented from going there. Shri. Harishankar Jain, an Advocate from Lucknow preferred an appeal (5314/1992) before the Lucknow betch of High Court on 21 December 1992 on behalf of the Hindu Advocates Association and prayed for the directives to the Govt. that — “It should not cause any hurdles in the Darshan-Pujan-Arati-Bhog of Shriram Lalla Virajman; the priests be permitted to enter the Shriram Janmabhumi Mandir for performing Arati-Puja-Bhog etc.; no obstacles be created in the concerned rituals and the archeological remnants of historic importance found in the debris of the structure be kept secured and well protected.” The bench comprising of Justice Shri. Harinath Tilhari and Justice A.N. Gupta admitted the plaint of the petitioners and gave decision in their favour. The public got the permission of Darshan once again.

Progress of Mandir Construction

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Supply of stones and the work of carvings thereon according to the maps/plans/designs began in Ayodhya in September 1990. Work of stone carvings got a momentum in April 1992. The carving work was given on contract to three workshops in the Pindwada area of Rajastan on the day of Basant Panchami 1996. Two huge cutter machines were brought in Ayodhya to speed up the work further. The work of marble door frame was given to a workshop in Makrana (Rajastan) on contract.

Till this date, designing/carving of all the stones required to be laid on the floor of the Mandir, the carving work of all 106 pillars to be erected on the groud floor, the Rang Mandap and the walls of the sanctum sanctorum on the ground and first floor, and the beams at the ceiling of the ground flloor is nearing completion. The entire lot of carved stones are neatly arranged and displayed in a Workshop on the Ramghat in Ayodhya. A wooden miniature model of the Mandir and 2.75 lakh Ramshilas (worshipped bricks) are kept in this workshop only. Hundreds of visitors come to have a look at these every day.

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Shriram Janmabhumi Mukti Andolan is a Struggle for Cultural freedom.
Inspired by the act of wiping out the symbol of slavery after attaining independence in 1947, the first Home Minister had vowed to liberate Somnath Mandir; the Central Cabinet had passed a resolution; a trust was formed with the consent of Mahatma Gandhi; and in no time the structure erected in place of Somnath Mandir blown away on the waves of sea waters; entire lands were restored to the Trust; and a majestic mandir stood in its original place. If it is a sign of patriotism to remove the symbols of the British, then the personal presence of the first President of Bharat Shri. Rajendra Babu for the installation of Somnath Mandir is a sign of patriotism; then, Shriram Janmabhumi Mukti Andolan also is a symbol of patriotism only.

Shriram Janmabhumi Mukti Andolan is not merely a triffle struggle for securing any one Mandir. This has been the struggle of a never changeable Janmabhumi (birth place) and the Janmabhumi belongs to such an epoch maker, who is worshipped by all Hindus as the incarnation of Lord Vishnu and cherish a desire in their bosom to recite his name on their death beds. More than any thing else, it is a struggle to wipe out a blot of an Islamic foreign aggressor. This struggle is a fight for cultural freedom for the Hindu society.

The only Path
There were several rounds of talks. During the Premireship of Shri. Chandrashekhar, evidences of Muslim and European Historians, those pertaining to revenue and also the evidences belonging to traditions of the Hindu society have already been submitted to the Govt. The archeological remnants found in June 1992, December 1992 and February 1993 have all been under the govt. custody. The survey reports of the radar waves have been confirmed by the archeological excavation. Hence it is incumbent upon the Govt. of Bharat to pass a law to remove the stigma of slavery and pave the way for the cultural freedom of Bharat by handing over the place to the Hindu society.

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2. Various Dimensions of Shriram Janmabhumi Mukti Andolan

The story of construction of Shriram Mandir is as ancient as the descent of Shriram on this earthly abode. It is told that soon after his departure from this earthly abode on accomplishing a number of important tasks in consonance with his character and strength; and thereby spreading his name and fame every where, there came an enormous flood in Ayodhya that took away the sky-crappers, buildings, market places together with all its glory and riches; everything was washed away in the flood water, leaving behind only their memories and a totally motionless and soundless silent zone of uneven vast expanse of lands. There was no human habitation anywhere near in the eye sight. On seeing such a plight of the Janmabhumi, Leelabhumi and Karmabhumi of Maryada Purushottam Bhagwan Shriram, his elder son Kush, who was then the resident ruler of Kushsthal constructed a royal Mandir in keeping with the glory and dignity of his father on Shriram Janmabhumi as per the advice by the Rishis and Maharshis of those times.

In the course of time, this grand and attractive temple got worn out due to sun, rain and cold. About 2100 years ago, Vikramaditya, the then emperor of Bharat had re-constructed Shriram Mandir exactly at the same spot. There were several additions and alterations to Shriram Mandir necessitated on account of changes in the stately powers and the natural times and climes. This Mandir became a silent witness to and accepting all those changes, it stood erect with its proud spire with perfect peaceable disposition.

When the Mughal aggressor had come to streamline his administrative set-up at Avadh in 1528, he ordered demolition of the temple at the behest of Moosa Ashikan. After a very stiff fight, the Babar’s Chieftain Mir Banki could demolish the temple with great difficulty. As a memorial of Babar’s victory, Mir Banki had built this structure on the foundation and pillars of the original temple. Since it was a Shriram Temple, Mir Banki had proclaimed in his edict that he had erected the existing structure for the angels to come down on the earth. Hindus repeatedly went on fighting / struggling to get back the shrine under their control. They never stopped their worship of the Lord at this place, nor did they ever give up their claim over this place.

In fact, the Shriram Janmabhumi Mukti Andolan started immediately after of the demolition in 1528 of the Mandir constructed by Vikramaditya. This movement was so bloody and gruesome that hundreds of thousands of Hindus have done the supreme sacrifice of their lives in 76 battles fought from the times of Babar till this date.

The hope of Hindus did get a boost when the process of re-construction of temples begun with the proclamation of construction of Somnath temple to ensure due respect to the important points of honour of Hindus would continue further. But the process stopped with the construction of Somnth temple.

A new chapter was opened for the liberation movement with the manifestation of Lord in Shriram Mandir at Ayodhya in the night of 22-23 December 1949. There came about the changes according to the times in the bloody struggle. The people began adhering to the Judicial procedures. Kirtan, Bhajan and Pujan and.Aradhana began more openly at the Mandir site. Our own Govt. in the post-independent Bharat imposed several restrictions on the spot and put a lock there. But despite all these efforts, they could not stop Kirtan-Pujan of the Lord; it went on unabated.

A divine inspiration to liberate Shriram Janmabhumi in 1983 arose in the mind of Shri. Dau Dayal Khanna, who was the state Health Minister in Uttar Pradesh. He also wrote a lengthy, well-argued letter to the then Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi in this regard. But nothing happened. Then, Vishwa Hindu Parishad contacted him. Efforts began. The Parishad placed the matter before the Sant-Mahatmas.

A meeting of the Kendriya Margadarshak Mandal was held in Samanvaya Kutir at Haridwar in 1983. Several important decisions were taken in that meeting, which included the decision to hold a Dharma Sansad soon.

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Dharma Sansad
Dharma Sansad convened under the auspices of the Parishad with one voice expressed their deep concern that the attacks that are taking place on Hindu society, culture and Dharma, are all the result of Muslim appeasement policy adopted by the Govt. If the politicians drowned in their selfishness go on giving encouragement to the internal enemies of the country and the alien conspirators in this fashion, then this sacred nation of ours is beset with the danger of enslavement once again. Hence a historic decision was taken that the Sant-Mahatmas should come out of their abodes, Mutt-Ashramas for giving guidance to the society. They should take the social leadership of the society in their hands and turn the society in the direction of Hindu interests. It was also decided by the Dharma Sansad that the places of Lord Shriram, Shrikrishna and Kashi Vishwanath should be liberated and grand temples be built on those places. Although over 30,000 Hindu temples have been destroyed by the foreign Muslim aggressors. But at most of these places separate temples were built at some other sites. But the importance of these three places is unique because they are the places of manifestations of the Lord. They cannot be altered; and it was the bounden duty of every Hindu to give a grand format to these temples.

Formation of Shriram Janmabhumi Yajna Samiti
A massive meeting of all Sant-Mahatmas was held in Digambar Akhada at Ayodhya in 1984 by the efforts of the Parishad. Together with other decisions, it was also decided to form a “Shriram Janmabhumi Mukti Yajna Samiti” to carry on the struggle for the liberation of Shriram Janmabhumi further. Accordingly, Goraksha Peethadheeshwar Pujya. Mahant Avaidyanath was appointed as President of the Committee unanimously.

Shriram-Janaki Rath Yatra
Shriram Janmabhumi Mukti Yajna Samiti decided that a Shriram-Janaki Rath Yatra be taken out from Sitamarhi, the birth place of Sita Mayya. Accordingly, one Yatra of Shriram-Janaki was taken out from Sitamarhi after the Sharadiya Navaratra in 1984, which reached Lucknow via Ayodhya. Later on it was to go to Delhi. But after gruesome murder of Smt. Indira Gandhi, the Yatra was suspended.

Second Dharma Sansad
As Shri. Rajiv won the general election with thumping majority in 1984, the Hindu society thought that he would be able to solve the problem of Shriram Janmabhumi. But when nothing came out of it dispite efforts by the Yajna Samiti, the Second Dharma Sansad was convened at Udupi (Karnataka) in October 1985, at the behest of Swami Vishweshtirth Maharaj of Madhwa Sampradaya (Udupi). Along with other important topics, the matter of a clear cut resolution also came up for discussions in this Sansad that the lock placed there be removed at once. If the lock is not removed before the ensuing Shivaratri i.e. 08 March 1986, then the Sants from all over the country would court arrest. They enrolled their names for this purpose. Besides, it was also decided that a Shriram-Janaki Rath should also be taken out in every village in the respective state that should enlighten the Hindu public opinion about the injustice and attrocities being heaped upon them.

Lock removed from Janmabhumi
As a result of a strident decision by the Sants in Dharma Sansad for the removal of lock from Shriram Janmabhumi Mandir, the lock was removed on 01 February 1986, i.e. much before the prescribed time limit of 08 March 1986. This was the first ever victory of the Sants.

Opposition of ‘Long’ and ‘Short’ Marches
Muslims observed a ‘Black Day’ in protest against the removal of lock on Shriram Janmabhumi on 14 February 1986. One hundred temples and properties of Hindus in Kashmir were destroyed. Thereon the Babri Masjid Action Committee announced boycot of ‘Republic Day’ under the leadership of Shahabuddin. Still further, the Committee announced ‘Long’ and ‘Short’ Marches against the Ayodhya movement. There was vehement protests against these marches. On seeing this, they cancelled their marches.

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Shriram-Janaki Rath Yatras

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In the follow-up of the decision of the Dharma Sansad, 200 Rathas were taken out throughout Bharat with the idols of Shriram-Janaki and Hanuman installed therein. These Rathas were traversing all the villages in all the provinces for about three years. Nearly 40 crore people participated in all these Rath Yatras. As a result, there came about an unprecented public awakening about Shriram Janmabhumi.

All Bharat dimension for Shriram Janmabhumi Abhiyan
Kendriya Margadarshak Mandal observed that the Movement might not achieve that much of success, if it is kept confined merely to Uttar Pradesh; and that it should be given an All Bharat dimension. That way, on account of the Shriram-Janaki Rath Yatras in the Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, it had already acquired an All Bharat format and cognisance. Atmosphere in the villages has changed; people were awakened over the issue and they were understanding the situation at Shriram Janmabhumi. But actually it could become the All Bharat issue, only after a decision by the third Dharma Sansad that Shriram Shila Pujan programmes be held at each and every village all over the country. On the occasion of Kumbh Mela at Prayag in 1989, this issue was placed before the Sant Sammelan consummated in the benign presence of Pujya. Devraha Baba and under the Chairmanship of Jagadguru Shankaracharya Swami Jayendra Saraswati Maharaj of Kanchi Kamkoti Peeth on 01 February 1989 and all the Sants gave their full support to this resolution.

Shriram Shila Pujan

Shriram Shila Pujan-11In the follow-up of the Dharma Sansad and the Prayag Sant Sammelan, the plans of Shriram Shila Pujan programmes were chalked out. This was such a unique programme, which cannot be compared with any other programme. There was no hullabaloo; nor any struggle; no law was broken, nor the situation was allowed to worsen or be objectionable; no advertisements were given in the news papers, nor any hand-outs were distributed, even when the Shriram Shila
Pujan programmes were performed at 2.75 lakhs of villages/places spread over the country from Kannyakumari to Kamakhya. According to this plan, collective Pujan had to be performed even at the smallest village or a lane in the cities and a contribution of Re.1-25 from each person performing the pujan and in return he/she was given a small picture of proposed Mandir at Shriram Janmabhumi as a token memento.

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Shilannyas (Foundation Laying)

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The most important decision taken in Prayag pertained to hold the Shilannyas at Shriram Janmabhumi Mandir. The Shubh Muhurat (auspicious time) was determined on 10 November for the programme of Shilannyas at the Simhadwar (main door/gate) of the proposed temple. All the political parties except BJP opposed the Shilannyas programme. The Parliament passed a resolution also requesting the VHP not to perform Shilannyas. Every member of the peoples’ parliament was opposing Shriram Janmabhumi Andolan, except a loner Shri. Ramnagina Mishra of Congress, who was taking sides with Shriram Janmabhumi. Later on the Congress called for his explanation. In spite of tremendous opposition, the Shilannyas programme was consummated at the pre-determined Muhurat, Tithi (time, date) and place.

Stay on Temple Re-construction
Shilannyas was over. But the Congress Govt. imposed a ban on the re-construction of Shriram Mandir through Karsewa. A programme of Satyagraha was planned against this imposition. Fresh elections were announced in the country. With a view to ensure obstacle-free elections that happens to be the great and sacred occasion for the democracy, the VHP held in abeyance its Andolan for some time.

Fresh Date for Temple Re-construction
Shri. V. P. Sing became the new Prime Minister of the country by defeating Congress in the elections. Since he had won the elections mainly on the Hindu votes, it was hoped that he would co-operate in this direction. In spite of acquainting the Prime Minister with all the situations about Shriram Janmabhumi, he did practically nothing in this direction. It was therefore decided in the Sant Sammelan held at Prayag on Mouni Amavasya (new moon day) to start the construction work on 14 February 1990 and the doors were kept open for a dialogue upto 06 February 1990. The Prime Minister held talks with the leaders of the VHP and Shriram Janmabhumi Mukti Yajna Samiti and demanded a further period of four months for finding some solution through peaceful means and on the basis of goodwill. The Mukti Yajna Samiti agreed with the Prime Minister thinking that there should be no objection to give time allowance of four months, if some solution could be found out for this 450 year old dispute and struggle once for all. But, they played a treachery by doing nothing during the period despite requesting for time. Thereafter an unprecedented historic Sant Sammelan was held Haridwar on 23-24 June 1990 at Haridwar, wherein 664 Sants belonging to various sects-creeds of Hindu Samaj participated. All the Sants unanimously took a decision to start the construction of Shriram Janmabhumi Mandir through Karsewa and accordingly, an appeal was made to Karsewaks. Shri Jyotishpeethadhish Shankaracharya was appointed as President of the Karsewa Samiti.

With a view to implement the decisions taken in the Sant Sammelan at Haridwar, detailed plans were prepared in a meeting arranged at Bhopal in July 1990. According to this plan, two lakhs Karsewaks were to gather at Ayodhya on the first day of the Karsewa; thereafter about 30 to 40 thousand Karsewas should reach Ayodhya every day for a period of one week, to be followed by daily 15 to 20 thousands per day thereafter. The programme of wide tours by the Sant-Mahatmas was also decided in this meeting itself. It was estimated that the total number of the Karsewaks would be about 5 lakhs. On that basis only, matters pertaining their stay, food etc. in the surrounding villages were thought out. But in actuality, the figure reached 8 lakhs, resulting in disorder at some places. There was no such non-violent movement organised or held so far anywhere in the world.

Shriram Jyoti Prasar Yojana
Arati of Shriram Lalla Virajman at Shriram Janmabhumi was performed with the Jyotis (flames) ignited by rubbing Aranis (wooden sticks) and the same were taken to Shrikrishna Janmasthan Mandir at Mathura and Kashi Vishwanath Mandir. Then onwards, they reached all the regions, provinces, districts and on the Prasthan Sthalas of the Vijaya Yatra by the Vijaya Dashami day on 29 September 1990.

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Planning and Implementation of Karsewa

Planning :
Karsewaks would set out for Ayodhya on the scheduled date and numbers in 5,000 Vahinis (battalions) from all over the country after Deepavali. It was made crystal clear to the Karsewaks that they would peacefully court arrest without any resistence to or complaints against the police, if some obstacle or the other crops up in the Karsewa for re-construction of Shriram Mandir at Ayodhya on 30 October 1990.

Vahini Pramukhs would be appointed for recruitment of Karsewaks after the formation of Committees at Provincial and district levels. The task of issuing identity card to every Karsewak before his/her departure to Ayodhya was entrusted to chief workers of the regions. A meeting of the Vahihi Pramukhs would be arranged at Sambhag levels for deciding the time of their arririval and venue of their stay in Ayodhya and other arrangements between 12 October to 17 October 1990. It was also decided that each Karsewak would fill up an ‘Oath Form’ which would include matters like maintenance of discipline, preparedness for hardships, voluntary participation in the Movement etc. Karsewaks from Bihar and certain other places were advised to reach the villages surrounding Ayodhya soon after the Bhai Dooj.

Living arrangements of the Karsewaks were planned to be made in about 1500 villages on the both the banks of the river Sarayu. About 300 Reception Committees comprising 5-6 villages each would be formed. The Karsewaks would be furnished with information regarding the village where they would have to live, the road-map to reach that village, the name of Committee chief, so that no inconvenience would be experienced by them. All the Karsewaks arriving by trains would alight at Varanasi, Prayag, Lucknow and Gorakhapur. The Karsewaks were cautioned to be in readiness to walk up the distance upto Ayodhya, in case railway, buses etc. were stopped from plying.

Entry points for the Karsewaks from other provinces into Uttar Pradesh would only be at 8 places viz. Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Prayag, Jhansi, Agra, Mathura, Gaziabad and Saharanpur. Each province would enter from a specific place only.

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Karsewak Dal

Immortal sacrifice by Vir Banda is at their bosoms,
Challenges of Lion Cubs resides in their bosoms.
It is on the move with the pride of fighting Mewad,
It is forging ahead with the glory of Hindu Nation !

Spate of Atrocities by Mulayam Govt. of U.P.
When seven lakh Karsewaks reached the borders of Uttar Pradesh, they found that the entire state has turned into a virtual police cantonment. Karsewaks were arrested on a huge scale. They were being treated brutally. Local Schools and Colleges were temporarily converted into jails and the Karsewaks were dumped there in the most inhuman situations. About two lakh Karsewaks set on foot towards Ayodhya and with a specially hard efforts of the rustic brethren from every village and hamlet, over 60 thousand Karsewaks could make it to Ayodhya by 30 October 1990. They unfurled saffron flags on all the three Domes of the structure virtually in no time and thus began the Karsewa. About 10 to 15 thousand Karsewaks began to pour in Ayodhya every day thereafter and the pressure of Karsewa went on mounting. When again the Karsewaks rushed to Janmabhumi on 2 November 1990, the police opened showers of fire on those unarmed innocent Karsewaks. Over a thousand Karsewaks got injured due to that firing and several were simply brutally killed. No body could even imagine, even in wildest of their dreams, that the powers that be would kill the armless Karsewaks so mercilessly. They breathed their last while pronouncing the battle-cry of “Jai Shri Ram”.

Asthi Kalash Yatras

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Twenty-two Asthi Kalashas (earthern pitchers containing burnt bones of demised person) containing the Asthis of demised Karsewaks were sent to all provinces in the country from Ayodhya on 7 November 1990. Massive and wide spread processions were taken out of these Asthi Kalashas throught the provinces, so that the general masses could pay their tributes to the Karsewaks, who had laid down their lives for the sake of Shriram Mandir at Ayodhya. Massive public meetings were also arranged for paying tributes to these Ashthi Kalashas.These Asthis of Ayodhya martyrs were immersed in the Sangam at Prayag by the Sants on the occasion of Makar Sankraman on 14 January 1991.

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Fourth Session of Dharma Sansad at Delhi and Mega Rally
Sants had proclaimed very clearly in the massive congregation of the Magh Mela at Prayag in January 1991 that this crafty Govt. should either bend or go. It also decided that the fourth session of Dharma Sansad be convened on 2-3 April 1991. A never-seen-before rally was also organised at Boat Club Delhi on 4 April 1991 for display of Hindu power. Never before such an enormously massive rally was held ever in the post independence Bharat.

Co-operation by Uttar Pradesh Govt. of Kalyan Singh
As a result of victory in the elections, BJP Govt. came to power in Uttar Pradesh under the Chief Ministership of Kalyan Sing. It handed over the lands acquired by the Central Govt. to the Shriram Janmabhumi Nyas. Apart from this, they constructed a high wall called Shriram Deewar around the entire premises and levelled the entire premises inside the Shriram Deewar by removing the cottages of the Sants.

Redemption of Mathura Shrikrishna Janmasthan and Kashi Vishvanath Mandir soon
On the holy banks of Ganga at Rishikesh, the Sants blew the bugle that the Ayodhya temple has almost been on the verge of completion. Now we shall have to get ourselves committed to redeem Shrikrishna Janmasthan and Kashi Vishwanath Mandir. It was also decided that Jyotish Peethadhishwar Jagadguru Shankaracharya Swami Vasudevanand would lead plan regarding Kashi Vishwanath Mandir and Pujya Swami Vivekanand of Brindavan would lead the plan pertaining Shrikrishna Janmasthan.

Protests against Parliamentary Delegation proposed to be sent to inspect works completed in Ayodhya by BJP Govt. in Uttar Pradesh
Sants expressed their deep distress in strongest words and termed the act on the part of the Govt. of Bharat as improper to send a parliamentary delegation to inspect the works completed by the BJP Govt. in Uttar Pradesh for removing the obstacles in re-constrcution of Shriram Mandir. They openly came out with their feelings of their agitated minds without any hesitation, while using the bitterest possible expressions. It is in no way proper for the Govt. to depute such a delegation. They saw bad precedence being created that may give way to innumerable problems in future.

Formation of a Committee for discussion with the politicians
In the changed political circumstance after the recent elections, all the political parties got engaged in the efforts to break the units that had been brought about amid the Hindus after so much of difficulties. Sants therefore thought it essential to approach all the politicians and hold discussions with them on the issue of Shriram Janmabhumi. A Committee was formed for the purpose comprising of the following members :

  • Pujya. Mahant Avaidyanath Maharaj, Gorakhapur
  • Pujya. Mahant Nrityagopaldas Maharaj, Ayodhya
  • Pujya. Sant Shri Gopal Maharaj, Prayag
  • Pujya. Sant Shri. Maheshanand Saraswati, Brindavan
  • Pujya. Sant Shri. Rameshwardas Maharaj, Kashi
  • Pujya. Swami Chinmayanand Maharaj, Haridwar
  • Pujya. Ramanujacharya Swami Vasudevacharya Maharaj, Ayodhya 08. Pujya. Swami Omkaranand Maharaj, Adi Bidri
  • Pujya. Yugpurush Swami Paramanand Maharaj, Haridwar
  • Shri. Omkar Bhave (Convener)

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Saints meet Prime Minister Narasimha Rao
Considering it proper to have a discussion with the Prime Minister before taking any stringent step in the context of the Mandir re-construction, it was decided in the meeting of the Committee that Pujaniya Vamdev Maharaj, Paramahans Mahant Ramchandra-das Maharaj, Mahant Avaidyanath, Yugpurush Paramanand, Swami Chinmayanand should meet the Prime Minister Shri. P.V. Narasimha Rao. Accordingly, these Sants called on the Prime Minister.

Conspiracy to divide the Saints
Instead of solving the problem of Shriram Janmabhumi, the Prime Minister started indulging in politics of segregating Sants from the Parishad. When he repeated thrice that the Masjid would stay there itself, Pujya Vamdev resolved not to meet him ever after that.

Sarvadev Anushthan at Ayodhya

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Meeting of Sants held at Ujjain on 13 May 1992 decided to perform a Sarvadev Anushthan with a view to invoke success for the second phase of the re-construction of Shriram Mandir from 09 July 1992. Accordingly, Sarvadev Anushthan was consummated.

Foundation Filling
On 09 July 1992, Sants assembled in Ujjain Kumbh ordered to undertake construction activities at Janmabhumi. Karsewaks assembled in huge number at Ayodhya for foundation filling work at Nritya Griha and Simhadwar. But the Prime Minister again requested for four months time. Hence the Karsewa was shifted to a close by Sheshawatar Mandir.

Fifth Dharma Sansad at Delhi
In the fifth session of Dharma Sansad convened at Delhi on 30-31, Sants ordained to commence construction work for Shriram Mandir through Karsewa. In the follow up of these orders, lakhs of Karsewaks reached Ayodhya. When the Karsewaks saw that constructional work could not be started from any point on the site, despite lapse of four months time; the frustration culminated in the demolition of the structure, the symbol of slavery in five hours only followed by erection of a ‘make-shift temple’ at the site.

Formation of Shriram Janmabhumi Nyas Forum
In a joint meeting of Shriram Janmabhumi Renovation Action Committee and Akhil Bharatiya Sant Samiti held on 24 January 1993, the senior Sants of all the creeds and sects of Hindu society formed a forum called ‘Shriram Janmabhumi Nyas Forum’ with a view to prevent the efforts by the Central Govt. to dislodge Shriram Janmabhumi Nyas from the temple re-construction work. A Virat Sammelan of this forum was organised at Prayag in the after noon of 25 January 1993. The Sammelan prevailed upon the Central Govt. to desist from its insistence to build a Masjid in the traditional, scriptural, cultural pricincts (Chouda Kroshi Parikrama) of Ayodhya and pave the way for re-construction of Mandir by Shriram Janmabhumi Nyas. Apart from this, Ayodhya should be declared as the ‘ Holy Pilgrim City’. While condemning the ban on R.S.S., V.H.P. and Bajarang Dal; and dismissal of four BJP-ruled state Govt.s (Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajastan and Himachal Pradesh), it was demanded that the Govt. should at once beg pardon of the nation and elections be held immediately.

Formation of Steering Committed of Shriram Janmabhumi Nyas Manch
A Steering Committee of Shriram Janmabhumi Nyas Manch was formed under the Chairmanship of Pujya Vamdev Maharaj at Prayag in January 1993. Four meetings of the Steering Committee were held at Delhi, Tengannur (Tamil Nadu), Haridwar and Nagpur.

Five Special Sessions of Sixth Dharma Sansad
Meetings of Kendriya Margadarshak Mandal held at Tengannur, Haridwar and Nagpur decided to convene five special sixth session of Dharma Sansad to decide the future course of action in respect of Shriram Janmabhumi.

Decision of Supreme Court – 1993
Govt. of Bharat issued an order on 07 January 1993 to maintain status-quo at the disputed site and the President of Bharat asked the Supreme Court on the same day to give their considered opinion under Section 143(1) of the Constitution : “As to whether any place of Hindu place worship was in existence at the site of the disputed structure? After hearing the case for 21 months, the Supreme Court pronounced a majority decision on 24 October 1994, whereby the acquisition was declared to be valid except the Section 4(3) of the Acquisition Act, which was abrogated. As a result of this abrogation of the Section 4(3), the acquisition of the site of the structure became null and void; and the Govt. was appointed as the receiver till such time that the dispute is not settled. The request of the President is returned unanswered. Charge sheets were filed against 40 accused in the special sessions court on 05 October 1993.

Security to Make-Shift Shriram Mandir built by Karsewaks
A resolution was passed in a meeting of Shriram Janmabhumi Nyas Forum and Margadarshak Mandal held at Haridwar on 25-26 June 1993 that the Central Govt. should ensure adequate security of temple built by the Karsewaks on 06 December 1992 together with the idol of Shriram Lalla.

Ban on Hindu Organisations
After 06 December 1992, the V.H.P., R.S.S. and Bajarang Dal were banned and four BJP ruled state Govts. were dismissed. Spate of atrocities against Hindu samaj began once again.

Ban on RSS and Bajarang Dal illegal
Bahri Commission appointed by the Govt. announced that the ban imposed on the RSS and Bajarang Dal was illegal. Without lifting the ban on the VHP, the Commission opined that its activities were praise-worthy and hence the ban imposed on VHP may be lifted at the earliest.

Memorandum to The President
In the follow-up of the resolution passed in the sixth session of dharma Sansad convened at Haridwar, Sant Yatras were taken out throughout the country between 14 to 24 October 1994. Similarly a Memorandum containing signatures of 10 crore people was submitted to the President of Bharat by Shriram Janma-bhumi Nyas Forum. But they deemed it fit not reply to it, in any way. It was considered as blatant insult of the society. It was decided later on to submit yet another memorandum containing the signatures of all the Sant-Mahantmas to the President.

Temple would come up at the same spot and that too by Shriram Janmabhumi Nyas
It was a clear cut opinion of the Sant-Mahatmas that Shriram Janmabhumi Temple should be built only at the very same spot, where daily worship has been going on to Lord Shriram Lalla Virajman. The temple at any spot other than this would not be acceptable for Hindus. Sants also decided that no mosque would be allowed to be built anywhere within the scriptural pricincts of the City of Ayodhya. It was a clear determination of the Sants that no other new Trust would be acceptable to them and that the Shriram Mandir at Ayodhya should be re-constructed bt Shriram Janmabhumi Nyas only with the amounts donated by over 6.25 crore Rambhaktas.

Section of the Acquisition Act be rescinded
Temple cannot be constructed at the spot of Janmabhumi according to the enactment passed by the Central Govt for acquisition of the premises of Shriram Janmabhumi, according to which the daily worship is being performed to Shriram Lalla Virajman. This law tramples the religious sensitivities of the Hindus out and out. Hence Sants demanded that this section of the enactment be rescinded immediately.

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