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UP govt has waged war against Ram: Togadia

Press Trust of India  |  Ayodhya 

Former VHP leader on Monday accused the government of "waging a war" against Lord

Lashing out at the government in the state for detaining Mahant Paramhans Das, who was on hunger strike demanding a Temple in Ayodhya, Togadia asked if it was a "sin" to ask for a temple at the birthplace of Lord

"The government has waged a war against Ram... Is it a sin to peacefully demand a temple at the Ram Janmabhoomi? Togadia who reached on Monday said.

The (UP) government has done a barbaric act (by detaining Das)... It is behaving like Mughal Babar," he added.

The firebrand leader has threatened to lead a march from to from October 21 if the Centre failed to bring an ordinance to build a grand temple at the birthplace of Lord Ram in

The 61-year-old, who had floated a new outfit-- Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad (AHP) after leaving VHP, also criticised and Chief Minister

"We have started mobilising Hindu masses against the Ram-virodhi sarkars (anti-Ram governments) of Modi and Yogi. will get a lesson in coming elections as the Hindus will show black flags to leaders in all five poll bound states, said Togadia.

"The government of UP is treating Ram bhakts like criminals. While arresting Mahant Paramhans Das, the police and magistrates abused him along with other sadhus (seers) and assaulted them with batons," Togadia alleged.

"They forcefully locked the sadhus in a room and dragged away Mahant Param Das like a criminal," he said.

Togadia warned the Adityanath regime to keep in mind that Hindus had voted for the BJP as the party had promised to built a Ram temple in Ayodhya.

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First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 20:45 IST