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People of all faiths support the construction of the Ram temple; “historical bug” fixed in 1992: Javadekar | India News

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NEW DELHI: The Ram Mandir being built in Ayodhya is a temple of unity of the country and people of different faiths support it, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said here on Sunday.
Speaking at an event at the Delhi BJP office to congratulate the people who donated substantial sums for the construction of the Ram temple, Javadekar said that the ‘Ram Janmbhoomi Andolan’ was a movement for self-respect for the country.
“The Ram Mandir that comes to Ram Janmbhoomi is a temple of unity of the country. Ram unifies the country and symbolizes the unity of the country,” he said.
“When Babar arrived in India, he decided to destroy the Ram temple in Ayodhya because he understood that the living force of the country rested there,” the Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting said.
He further said that the disputed structure that emerged after the alleged destruction of an ancient Ram temple in Ayodhya was not a mosque because no worship was held there.
Javadekar said he was in Ayodhya in 1992 and witnessed a “historical error (Aitihasik Bhool)” corrected.
“We were sleeping there the night before. The three domes (of Babri Masjid) were visible. The next day, the world saw a historical error removed,” he said.
Javadekar said that the collection of contributions from the people for the Ram temple is like that under which farmers from six lakh villages provided iron pieces for the statue of Sardar Patel in Gujarat.
He said the Supreme Court ruling that paved the way for the construction of the Ram temple sparked a wave of joy across the country.
“I am happy that Mr. Ram is no longer claimed by one religion and has become a symbol of pride for the whole country. Even people of other religions favor the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya,” he said.
He said construction of the Ram Mandir has started in Ayodhya and will be completed in two years. Not only all Indians, but millions of people from all over the world will visit Ayodhya to see the great Ram temple there, the minister added.

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