SC allows for repair and provision of other facilities at makeshift Ram Lalla Temple in Ayodhya

In a relief for pilgrims, Supreme Court on Monday decided to allow allows repairing of covers and providing other facilities at makeshift Ram Lalla Temple at the disputed sight in Ayodha.

The court has ordered that the entire excercise needs to be undertaken by District Collector of Faizabad under the supervision of two independent observers.

In March, SC had asked the Centre to consider the facilities feasible in the present scenario that could be provided to pilgrims at ‘Ram Janam Bhoomi’ site near the disputed structure at Ayodhya. Supreme Court asked the Centre to file its response within four weeks after taking note of the basic minimum facilities that have been sought for pilgrims in an application filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy.

The BJP leader submitted that pilgrims, who are devotees of Lord Rama, are deprived of even basic facilities like drinking water and toilets and face difficulty due to inadequate arrangement made by both the Centre and Uttar Pradesh Government.

Swamy had said the status quo order passed by the apex court in 1996 was limited to prohibit building of any structure at the disputed site. In his application, he has sought an order from the apex court to “ameliorate the lot of millions of Hindu pilgrims who make the pilgrimage to the site of the ‘Ram Janam Bhoomi’ at Ayodhya, to have a ‘darshan’ and perform ‘pooja’ in honour of ‘Sri Ram Lalla Virajman’.”

With PTI inputs

Posted by on August 10, 2015. Filed under Nation. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

One Response to SC allows for repair and provision of other facilities at makeshift Ram Lalla Temple in Ayodhya

  1. No restrictions will be imposed on devotees visiting Ram Lala – the makeshift temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya – on Thursday when the verdict in the Ram janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit will be pronounced, an official said on Wednesday.

    ‘There will be absolutely no restriction on ‘darshan’ of Ram Lala,’ said Faizabad District Magistrate M P Agarwal.

    ‘Like any other day, devotees can come for the ‘darshan’ even on judgement day. Everything is normal here,’ Agarwal said on telephone from Faizabad, some 150 km from Lucknow.

    According to officials, around 20,000 security personnel have been deployed in the twin towns of Ayodhya and Faizabad ahead of the much-awaited judgement expected to be pronounced by the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court at around 3:30 pm.

    Paramilitary forces and the Provincial Armed Constabulary are keeping round-the-clock vigil. Security checks have been intensified at all entry points of Ayodhya.