Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 14
Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s declare that “real” Ayodhya was in his nation and never India and that Lord Ram was born in Thori there has stoked a significant controversy with Sangh associates rejecting it. According to the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, the embattled Oli seems to have made the assertion underneath the stress of a international energy. “It is an unsuccessful attempt to break the unbreakable ties between religious Hindu communities of both the countries,” VHP working president Alok Kumar mentioned
“Ayodhya is the only birth place of Shri Ram. Shri Ram baarat proceeds to Janakpuri from Ayodhya every year. It’s impossible to misguide on the issue,” he mentioned.
“Hindu scriptures, janshruti, customs, traditions and history don’t have different views about the Ram Janmbhoomi. Bhagwaan Ram and Bhagwaan Pashupati Nath are the bounding force of Indo-Nepal religious, cultural and spiritual relations. His statement cannot be relied upon by anybody except himself,” the VHP working president mentioned.
Several Ayodhya monks and mahants additionally lashed out at Oli, condemning his assertion.
Member of Ram Temple Trust Mahant Dinendra Das mentioned: “Lord Ram was born in Ayodhya near Sarayu River. In politics, a person can say anything”.
President of Rama Dal Trust Kalki Ram Das Maharaj additionally condemned the remark.
“They used to be a Hindu Rashtra (nation) but now they are working on the behalf of China and Pakistan,” he was quoted as saying.
Also condemning Oli, BJP spokesperson Bizay Sonkar Shastri mentioned Left events in India have at all times performed with folks’s religion and Communists in Nepal will probably be rejected by plenty in the identical approach they’ve been right here.
“Lord Ram is a matter of faith for us and people will not allow anybody, be it Prime Minister of Nepal or anyone, to play with this,” he mentioned, responding to the assertion by Oli at an occasion to mark the beginning anniversary of Nepalese poet Bhanubhakta in Kathmandu
Oli mentioned that Nepal had “become a victim of cultural encroachment and its history has been manipulated”
“Although the real Ayodhya lies at Thori in the west of Birgunj, India has claimed the Indian site as the birthplace of Lord Ram,” he was quoted as saying.
“We also believe that deity Sita got married to Prince Ram of India. Actually, Ayodhya is a village lying west of Birgunj,” he mentioned, including that the wedding between the bride and the groom at such a distance was not potential on the time when there was no communication and transportation system.
“The place called Thori, near Birgunj is the real Ayodhya, where Lord Ram was born. In India there is great dispute on Ayodhya. But, there is no dispute in our Ayodhya,” Oli was quoted as saying
“Valmiki Ashram is also in Nepal and the holy place where King Dasharath executed rites to get the son is in Ridi, which is in Nepal,” he mentioned.
As Dasharath was the ruler of Nepal, it’s pure that his son Ram was additionally born in Nepal, Oli argued.
Therefore, actual Ayodhya lies in Nepal, he mentioned.
Many scientific innovations and data originated in Nepal, however sadly such a wealthy custom couldn’t proceed later, he added based on stories.
Oli is underneath rising stress to resign amidst a rift within the ruling Nepal Communist Party over his type of functioning
He has additionally alleged that among the ruling celebration leaders are aligning with the southern neighbour to take away him from energy after his authorities issued a brand new political map incorporating three Indian territories of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura.