Various Dimensions of Shriram Janmabhumi Mukti Andolan

The story of the 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 everywhere, 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 floodwater, 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 eyesight. 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 Maharishis of those times.

In the course of time, this grand and attractive temple got worn out due to the 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 the demolition of the temple at the behest of Moosa Ashokan. After a very stiff fight, the Babars 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 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 to 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 honor of Hindus would continue further. But the process stopped with the construction of the Somnath temple.

A new chapter was opened for the liberation movement with the manifestation of Lord in Shriram Mandir at Ayodhya on 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.

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 are 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 œShriram 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 birthplace 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 the gruesome murder of Smt. Indira Gandhi, the Yatra was suspended.

Second Dharma Sansad

As Shri. Rajiv won the general election with a 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 despite 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 to 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 atrocities 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.

The 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 a boycott of Republic Day under the leadership of Shahabuddin. Still, further, the Committee announced Long and Short Marches against the Ayodhya movement. There were vehement protests against these marches. On seeing this, they canceled their marches.

Shriram-Janaki Rath Yatras

On 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 unprecedented 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 cognizance. The 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 programs 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

On the follow-up of the Dharma Sansad and the Prayag Sant Sammelan, the plans of Shriram Shila Pujan programs were chalked out. This was such a unique program, 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 newspapers, nor any hand-outs were distributed, even when the Shriram Shila
Pujan programs were performed at 2.75 lakhs of villages/places spread over the country from Kanyakumari 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.

Shilannyas (Foundation Laying)

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 program of Shilannyas at the Simhadwar (main door/gate) of the proposed temple. All the political parties except BJP opposed the Shilannyas program. 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. Ramnagar 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 program 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 program of Satyagraha was planned against this imposition. Fresh elections were announced in the country. With a view to ensure obstacle-free elections that happen 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 dialogue up to 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 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 implementing 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 program of wide tours by the Sant-Mahatmas was also decided in this meeting itself. It was estimated that the total number of Karsewaks would be about 5 lakhs. On that basis only, matters pertaining to their stay, food, etc. in the surrounding villages were thought out. But in actuality, the figure reached 8 lakhs, resulting in disorder in some places. There was no such non-violent movement organized 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 was 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.

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 resistance 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 the recruitment of Karsewaks after the formation of Committees at Provincial and district levels. The task of issuing identity cards 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 arrival 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 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 Gorakhpur. The Karsewaks were cautioned to be in readiness to walk up the distance up to 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, Ghaziabad and Saharanpur. Each province would enter from a specific place only.

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 the Hindu Nation!
A 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 especially 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. Nobody could even imagine, even in the 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 œJai Shri Ram.

Asthi Kalash Yatras

Twenty-two Asthi Kalashas (earthen pitchers containing burnt bones of demised person) containing the As this of demised Karsewaks were sent to all provinces in the country from Ayodhya on 7 November 1990. Massive and widespread processions were taken out of these Asthi Kalashas through 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 Kalathas. As this of Ayodhya martyrs were immersed in the Sangam at Prayag by the Sants on the occasion of Makar Sankraman on 14 January 1991.

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 organized at Boat Club Delhi on 4 April 1991 for the 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 leveled 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 redeeming Shrikrishna Janmasthan and Kashi Vishwanath Mandir. It was also decided that Jyotish Peethadhishwar Jagadguru Shankaracharya Swami Vasudevanand would lead a plan regarding Kashi Vishwanath Mandir and Pujya Swami Vivekanand of Brindavan would lead the plan pertaining to 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-construction of Shriram Mandir. They openly came out with the 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 the 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, Gorakhpur
* 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)
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, Paramahansa 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 the 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

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 a 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 the 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 preventing the efforts by the Central Govt. to dislodge Shriram Janmabhumi Nyas from the temple re-construction work. A Virat Sammelan of this forum was organized at Prayag in the afternoon 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 precincts (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, Rajasthan, 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.
The decision of the 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: œAs 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 Section 4(3) of the Acquisition Act, which was abrogated. As a result of this abrogation of 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. A 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 a blatant insult to society. It was decided later on to submit yet another memorandum containing the signatures of all the Sant-Mahatmas 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 precincts 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 the 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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Shriram Janmabhumi Mukti Andolan

Certain Memorable Dimensions of the Andolan Shriram Janmabhumi Andolan
Consummation of Shriram Mandir Shilannyas – 1989
Shriram Karsewa Vs Maha-Samar of 18 Days – 1990
Evidence in favor of Shriram Janmabhumi Mandir and Reply to the Documents of Babri Masjid Action Committee