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Bengaluru: BBMP Association Raises Funds For Ram Temple Construction, Where Babri Masjid Once Stood

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The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike Officers and Employees Welfare Association on Monday organised a fundraising event for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, where Babri Masjid once stood. BBMP is Bengaluru city’s official municipal corporation.

The event was attended by Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers D V Sadananda Gowda, who hailed the BBMP association for organising the fundraising event.

He said the funds for temples were being mobilised from individuals instead of depending on governments because the Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra believed that the temple construction should be done by ordinary people.

landmark Supreme Court verdict in November 2019 had paved the way for the construction of the Ram temple. The court had ruled that the land, where Babri Masjid stood and was destroyed by marauding Hindu extremists –  that led to violent riots across the country leaving around 2,000 people dead, most of them Muslims, would be handed over to a government-run trust for the construction of a Ram temple. The court had also said that the demolition of Babri Masjid was illegal and directed the government to acquire an alternative plot of land to build a mosque.

Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust Secretary-General Champat Rai announced recently that the donation drive, which began on January 15, would go on till February 27 across the country.

Also read: Ram Temple Fund Rallies Caused Communal Violence, Property Destruction, Loss Of Lives: Rights Groups, Religious Leaders Urge PM To Stop ‘Coercive’ Collection

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