Amid talks of finding an amicable solution to the Ram Temple issue, a group of Muslim kar sevaks reached the dispute site at Ayodhya on Thursday evening to have a ‘darshan’ of Ram Lala.
The group, led by president of Shri Ram Mandir Nirman Muslim Karsevak Manch Azam Khan, also brought a truck full of bricks to donate for the construction of Ram Temple.
About four dozen Muslim kar sevaks from Basti, Gorakhpur, Maharajganj and Lucknow districts reached the entry point of the disputed site in 12 SUVs.
When they were stopped by security personnel, as the scheduled time for ‘darshan’ was over, they chanted ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and started forcing security forces to allow them entry.
The situation was defused when senior police officials intervened and asked them not to press for entry.
The kar sevaks then assembled at the entry point of the disputed site and took the vow to construct Ram Temple. They also took out a procession in the main market of Ayodhya and met the residents of the temple town.
President of Shri Ram Mandir Nirman Muslim Karsevak Manch Azam Khan said the Muslims of the country would contribute to the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
“Muslims do not want to see Ral Lala under a tent. They want to put an end to hatred in the society and are willing to contribute in the progress of the country. It will be possible only when Muslims come forward and join hands with the Hindus for the construction of the temple,” he said.
Khan is a builder from Lucknow and is a staunch supporter of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Haji Nasarullah, a member of the group, said they were not allowed to have ‘darshan’ of Ram Lala. He said they were trying to contact the members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) so that they could sit together and set the common agenda for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
Kotwal, Ayodhya, Arvind Kumar Pandey said the truck was not allowed to enter Ayodhya and was parked in Naya Ghat. He added after visiting Ayodhya, the Muslim kar sevaks returned to their respective places.
VHP spokesman Sharad Sharma said the Parishad had no association with the Shri Ram Mandir Nirman Muslim Karsevak Manch.
He said the act might have been an attempt to get media attention but if any group was coming up with a positive thought on Ayodhya issue, the VHP would welcome them.