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Root of our culture will be cut if temple not rebuilt: Bhagwat

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The "root of our culture" will be severed if the in is not "rebuilt", said today.

He was speaking at a Viraat Hindu Sammelan at Dahanu in adjoining district.

"The Muslim community in did not destroy the Ram Mandir. Indian nationals can't do such a thing. Foreign forces destroyed temples here to demoralise Indians," said.

"But today, we are independent. We have the right to rebuild whatever was destroyed because these were not just temples but the symbols of our identity," he said.

"If the Ram Mandir (in Ayodhya) is not rebuilt, the root of our culture will be cut. There is no doubt that the temple will be built at the spot where it was," said.

The Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute is before the

The hit out at opposition parties, blaming them for the recent caste violence in several parts of the country.

"Those whose shops have been shut (those who lost out in elections) are now inciting people to fight on issues of caste," Bhagwat said.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 21:50 IST