VHP threatens Muslims..Give entire Babri land, else we will demand Mathura, Kashi..Stop Namaz at disputed site

Ayodhya, Nov 25: At the Dharam Sabha here, VHP has warned the Muslims to hand over the entire disputed land for construction of Ram Temple or else they will include demand for Kashi, Mathura and other temples. VHP made it clear that division of disputed land is not acceptable while asking Sunni Waqf Board to withdraw its claim. VHP also said that namaz will not be allowed on disputed land.VHP’s ‘dharma Sabha” commenced in the temple town Sunday afternoon with senior leader Champat Rai declaring that no formula dividing the disputed land will be acceptable for temple construction.Addressing the sabha after the inauguration marked by chanting of mantras and lighting of lamp, the international general secretary Champat Rai said “We want the entire land for temple construction...no formula dividing the land is acceptable.”Though Mr. Rai did not spell out the details, his assertions are considered to be in reference to the Allahabad High court verdict dividing the land into three parts.The Allahabad High Court had ruled by a majority verdict that the disputed land in Ayodhya be divided equally into three parts among Hindus and Muslims and that the place where the makeshift temple of Lord Ram exists belongs to Hindus.In their separate judgements on the sensitive 60-year old title dispute on Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid structure, Justices S U Khan and Sudhir Agarwal said that the area under the central dome of the three-domed structure where Lord Ram’s idol exists belongs to Hindus. Mr. Rai also said that the delay in the temple construction is not a good sign."It's a matter of the heart, police are with us," chants VHP party people.The dharma sabha site wore a festive look with placards, saffron flags and buntings with the head gear of enthusiastic Ram bhakts all over.The VHP which has claimed that 3 lakh people will be participating in the sabha has made elaborate arrangements including for food and medical facilities.While hoardings of VHP stalwart late Ashok Singhal were set up at various places, devotees were seen blowing conch shells to express their enthusiasm for the dharma Sabha.News24 Bureau/PTI