Hyderabad(Hyd): PM Narendra Modi, on Wed. (Aug 5), laid the foundation stone for apartment Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. The starting of the building of temple is the success of Ram Janmabhoomi movement– an assertive standpoint that Ayodhya is the birthplace of Lord Ram — commanded by multiple Hindutva chiefs.
The Ram Janmabhoomi movement also resulted in the demolition of Babri Masjid — built by this 1st Mughal emperor– in 1992. The legal dispute between the Hindu Mahasabha who represented temple’s concern & the Sunni Waqf Board that stood by this mosque continued till the Supreme Court verdict has been announced in Nov 2019.
Expensive legal battle ably funded
The legal dispute in the Supreme Court continued for 2 decades. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), that spearheaded the movement, identified itself in deep fiscal problem as the costs of the dispute have been mounting in lakhs. It has been the Andhra’s ‘sweet doyen’, G Pulla Reddy, who had come to VHP’s rescue.
Fiscal problem propelled the afterwards VHP’s Intl. President Ashok Singhal to check Reddy, who has been afterwards its All India(In) treasurer. Singhal has been to mobilize over 25 lakhs for the complaint. It’s well-known that Reddy handed over 2 lakh rupees without batting an eyelid & assured to give the other 10 lakh on the same day.
Aside from granting this assure, Reddy is also well-known to have reassured Singhal that there shall be no shortage of funds for fighting the complaint as long as he’s serving as the treasurer for the VHP. In case required, he also promised to sell his own Irrum Manzil house & his own spouse’s jewelry, value lakhs.
Pulla Reddy, an ardent Hindutva follower, had become an RSS Sangh Chalak in 1974. From 1980 to his own demise in 2007, he provided as the state president of VHP in erstwhile combined AP state. After Ashok Singhal retired, it has been Pulla Reddy’s son Raghava Reddy who taken over the VHP’s Intl. President post.
In 2002, the AP Police disclosed that he’s targetted by this Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) because of his own affiliation with the VHP.
Verdict in the Supreme Court
In Nov 2019, the Supreme Court instructed the disputed land to be handed over to a trust to build the Ram Temple. And also instructed the govt to give Five acres of land inside Ayodhya city limits to the Sunni Waqf Board for the purpose of apartment a mosque.