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Amit Shah: 15 trustees in the Ram Mandir trust; one to be Dalit | India News


NEW DELHI: Union Interior Minister Amit Shah announced on Tuesday that Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra, created by the government for the construction of a temple in Ayodhya, will have 15 trustees and one of them will be from the Dalit community .
The statement of the Interior Minister comes just over an hour after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in Lok Sabha about the constitution of the trust.
“There will be 15 trustees in the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust, of which one trustee will always be from the Dalit company,” he tweeted.
Shah congratulated Modi “for such an unprecedented decision” that strengthens social harmony.
The Interior Minister said the trust will be independent to make all decisions related to the temple and that 67 acres of land will be transferred.
“I fully believe that the waiting of millions of people for centuries will end soon and they will be able to pay tribute to Lord Shri Ram in his great temple at his birthplace,” he said.
Shah thanked the prime minister for his commitment to building a temple dedicated to Lord Ram, “who is a symbol of faith and an unwavering reverence of India.”
“Today is a day of immense joy and pride for the whole country,” he said in another tweet.
He said that according to the order of the Supreme Court on the subject of Ram Janmabhoomi, the central government has made a historic decision to form a trust on behalf of Lord Ram, showing his commitment to the construction of the great temple in Ayodhya.
In making the announcement of the trust in Lok Sabha, the Prime Minister said that the Union Cabinet also decided to transfer 67,703 acres of land to the trust.
The Uttar Pradesh government agreed to cede five acres of land to the Sunni Wakf UP Board as indicated by the Supreme Court in Ayodhya’s case, Modi said.
UP government spokesman Shrikant Sharma said the land is in the village of Dhannipur in Ayodhya on the Lucknow road, about 18 kilometers from the district headquarters.
While issuing the ruling on November 9, the Supreme Court had said that the trust should be formed within three months for the construction of the temple at the site where many Hindus believe Lord Ram was born.

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