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Even Muslims Don't Want Mosque In Ayodhya, Claims RSS Leader

It will be 'unholy' for them. 

24/04/2017 10:00 PM IST | Updated 24/04/2017 10:01 PM IST
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NEW DELHI -- Senior RSS functionary Indresh Kumar today said Muslims themselves do not want a mosque to be built on the land where the Babri Masjid stood before its demolition in 1992, as it will be "unholy" and "against Islam".

He said construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya was in "national interest".

"Muslims will never accept such a mosque which is in the name of a person. All those who believe in Islam say such a mosque is unholy (napak) and we will never accept it," Kumar, who is the patron of RSS affiliate 'Muslim Rashtriya Manch', told a seminar on 'Myth and realities on triple talaq, Ram janmabhoomi and freedom of speech'.

The mosque was named after Mughal emperor Babur and was built after demolishing a holy place (temple) belonging to another religion, he claimed.

"The mosque was named after Babur. So, according to Islam, it is immoral, illegal, unconstitutional, and against Islam. Even namaz was not offered there," he said.

Kumar, seeking to strike a chord with Muslims said," Khuda is Ram and Ram is Khuda".

He said all should help build a Ram temple there as "it will be in the nation's interest and important for its secular fabric."

The seminar was organised by the Forum for Awareness on National Security.

Claiming that a "revolution" has started for the construction of Ram temple, Kumar said all those who support peace, harmony, truth, and are nationalists, will favour such a shrine at the disputed site in Ayodhya.

The Ram temple issue had resurfaced in a significant way just ahead of the assembly election in Uttar Pradesh, after lying dormant for quite some time due to the BJP's compulsion of running a coalition. After the party won a majority on its own in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, several leaders, including ministers, started making noises about construction of Ram temple.

It was back in news recently when the Supreme Court resurrected criminal conspiracy charge against BJP veterans L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti in the Babri mosque demolition case.

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