VHP Working President Shri Alok Kumar and Secretary-General Milind Parande addressed the press today and said that todays verdict is a result of years of struggle, numerous battles and sacrifices for the cause of the Ram Janmabhumi. He also thanked the efforts of ASI which provided the much-needed evidence in the case. Further, he said that the VHP expects that the Central Government shall take immediate steps, as directed in the judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court towards felicitating construction of a grand temple in Ayodhya.
Answering a question on Kashi and Mathura temple, Shri. Alok Kumar said that the priority of VHP is the construction of Ram Temple at Ayodhya which it expects the government to take appropriate steps as directed by the SC judgment. VHP will continue to work towards the cultural awakening of Hindu society, he said.
Below is the entire text of VHP’s press release:
Today is a day of great rejoicing, satisfaction, and fulfillment. After 491 years of struggles, numerous battles, and innumerable sacrifices for the cause of the Temple at Sri Ram Janma Bhumi in Ayodhya, the Supreme Court of India has finally pronounced the truth and justice of the matter. This verdict, given after a marathon hearing of 40 days/200+ hours and without being distracted by a range of obstacles, is one of the greatest judicial verdicts in the world. The Hindu society the world over, forming one-sixth of the over seven billion global population, had been anxiously waiting for this verdict for nearly 70 years through all judicial processes at all levels. At the end of the day, that wait fructified and justice has prevailed. We express our gratitude to the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India!
Naturally, there is immense joy and cheer in the Hindu society all over the world. It is also cedar that the Hindu has the nature to live in a Maryada Therefore, this expression of joy cannot be aggressive. No one has been defeated There should not be anything that offends or humiliates anyone Everyone should try to keep the harmony, warmth, and cordiality within the Bharatiya society.
Today is also a day of expressing gratitude and thanksgiving. The first gratitude is to goes to all those known and unknown Hindus who participated in these centuries-old struggles, suffered immensely and many made supreme sacrifices! The Archaeological Society of India (ASI), whose untiring efforts and unquestionable technical expertise enabled the Hon’ble Judges to arrive at this important unanimous verdict is particularly deserving of the accolade. We thank all those historians and other experts whose irrefutable evidence formed the basis of this decision We congratulate all the senior jurists and advocates. whose untiring diligence has brought justice to the Hindu Society.
We expect that the Central Government shall now expeditiously take further steps, as directed in the judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court towards felicitating construction of a grand temple in Ayodhya.
This important verdict is a significant and decisive step towards the construction of a grand Temple of Sri Ram. We are confident that this grand temple will now be constructed at the earliest possible. It is certain that as this temple rises. it will inculcate the respect for Maryadas, build an organised and harmonious Hindu Society, endeavoring to inculcate Hindu values in the personal fives and thus will be able to fulfill its obligations to ensure peace and harmony in the world
– Released by Vinod Bansal Spokesperson, VHP