Senior Advocate K Parasaran (Photo Credit: PTI)
Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in the Lok Sabha that Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra trust has been set up for construction of a temple in Ayodhya, information about those who will be part of 15 members team has started pouring in. According to reports, 92-year-old K Parasaran - lead counsel for the Hindu parties in a temple-mosque land dispute in Ayodhya – will be one of the members.
During the Emergency, Parasaran was the Advocate General of Tamil Nadu and appointed as the Solicitor General of India in 1980. He served as Attorney General of India from 1983 to 1989.
Jagadguru Shankaracharya Swami Vasudevanand Saraswati Ji Maharaj, Jagadguru Madhvacharya Swami Vishwa Prasanna Tirtha Ji Maharaj, Swami Paramanand Ji Maharaj, Swami Govind Dev Giri Ji Maharaj, Vimlendra Mohan Pratap Mishra, Dr Anil Mishra, Homoeopathic Doctor, Shri Kameshwar Chaupal, Patna (SC Member), and Mahant Dinendra Das are also likely to be part of the trust.
Meanwhile, the Union home ministry on Wednesday said the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra will have its office in Delhi's Greater Kailash locality. In a notification, the ministry also said the Uttar Pradesh government had already issued the allotment letter of a five-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for construction of a mosque, as directed by the Supreme Court.
A trust named "Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra" was registered with its registered office at R-20, Greater Kailash Part-1, New Delhi 110048, the notification said.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the Lok Sabha that the Union cabinet had given its approval for the constitution of a trust for the construction of the Ram temple.
Lauding the announcement of the temple trust, Home Minister Amit Shah said the day marks the end of a long wait by crores of devotes. Soon, people will be able to make the pilgrimage to the birthplace of Lord Ram and fulfil their wish for darshan at the grand Ram temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya.
Shah also reiterated the autonomous nature of the Ram Mandir trust and said that 67 acre of land will be soon transferred for the construction of the temple. The Home minister said that the decision by the Narendra Modi government was taken in accordance with the Supreme Court’s landmark judgment in the case. “I thank PM Narendra Modi for such an unprecedented decision that strengthens social harmony,” Shah said in a tweet. News Nation has learnt that the Ayodhya administration has tightened the security in and around the temple town following the announcement of Mandir trust in the Lok Sabha.
With PTI Inputs