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Akharas or VHP? Govt faces temple 'trust' issue, would need a balancing act

The Centre would need to accomplish a balancing act in accommodating the interests of the akharas, as well as that of the VHP

Archis Mohan 

By ordering the Centre to set up a trust for the construction of a temple at the Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya, the Supreme Court has limited the role the Sangh Parivar, especially the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), had hoped to play in that process. While the apex court rejected the claim of Nirmohi Akhara, it asked the Centre to accommodate it in the soon-to-be set up trust.

This has enthused saints to put forth their demand that the proposed trust should primarily comprise the 13 akharas of Hanumangarhi temple and other temples of Ayodhya. The Centre would need to accomplish ...

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First Published: Sun, November 10 2019. 22:02 IST
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