09/11/2019 2:46 PM IST

Raj Thackeray Says, 'Sacrifices Of Karsevaks Not Gone To Waste,' Calls For 'Ram Rajya'

The MNS chief also said that a Ram temple must be constructed at the earliest in Ayodhya.

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MUMBAI, INDIA - OCTOBER 17: Maharashatra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray addresses an election rally at Prabhadevi, on October 17, 2019 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Kunal Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday welcomed the Supreme Court’s Ayodhya verdict on the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title case saying karsevak’s lives had not gone to waste. 

“I am happy today. All ‘karsevaks’ who gave sacrifices during the entire struggle..their sacrifice has not gone waste. Ram Temple must be constructed at the earliest,” he was quoted by ANI as saying.

Thackeray also called for ‘Ram Rajya’ saying, “Along with Ram Temple, there should also be ‘Ram Rajya’ in the nation, that is my wish.”

The Supreme Court on Saturday granted the Hindu litigants permission of the Babri demolition site. It said that a 5 acre land must be given to the Muslim parties to build a mosque. 

The Babri Masjid was demolished on 6 December, 1992. Karsevaks who demolished the mosque had gone on a rampage in Ayodhya burning Muslim homes and businesses. The demolition of the Babri Masjid had resulted in communal riots that had killed 2,000 people according to official number.