Narendra Modi
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Modi announces trust for Ram temple construction


New Delhi, February 5, 2020

The Union Cabinet today cleared the setting up of a trust for the construction of the Ram Temple at Ayodhya.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday informed the Lok Sabha that a Ramjanmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra has been formed which will decide on the construction of the temple.

He also said the entire land along with the Ramjanmabhoomi, which includes 67.77 acre in Ayodhya, has been given to the Trust.

The Prime Minister said as per the Supreme Court order, 5 acres of land will be given to the Sunni Waqf Board for the construction of a mosque.

He said the Uttar Pradesh government will provide the land to the Muslims.

Modi also thanked the people of India for showing utmost restraint in the aftermath of the Supreme Court judgement on the Ayodhya land dispute.

On November 9 last year, the Supreme Court in a historic judgment gave the Ramjanmabhoomi to Hindus for the construction of a temple rejecting the claims of the Muslims.