One of the 15 trustees in the temple trust tasked to build the Ram Temple in Ayodhya will always be from the Dalit community, announced Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday.
“There will be 15 trustees in Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust out of which one trustee will always be from Dalit society. For such an unprecedented decision that strengthens social harmony, many many congratulations to Prime Minister @narendramodi Ji,” tweeted the Home Minster.
A short while before, speaking in the Lok Sabha, the PM announced the government’s decision to set up a temple trust to build the Ram temple at Ayodhya.
“I am happy to share with my fellow Indians that important decisions have been taken with regard to Ram Janmabhoomi. These are in line with the verdict of the Honourable Supreme Court of India,” said the PM.
The trust, to be called ‘Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirath Kshetra’, will be empowered to take all decisions related to building a grand temple at Lord Ram’s birthplace and related matters, said the PM. The PM’s announcement comes four days before the three -month deadline fixed by the Supreme Court to set-up the trust.