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“It’s Our Turn Now”: Akshay Kumar Rallies Fans For Ayodhya Temple Funding

Akshay Kumar posted a video on social media urging folks to donate.

New Delhi:

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar on Sunday despatched out a name to followers to contribute for the Lord Ram temple being inbuilt Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya following the landmark Supreme Court verdict within the decades-long dispute over the positioning.

“It is a matter of great pleasure that the construction of our grand temple of Shri Ram has begun in Ayodhya… Now it is our turn to contribute. I have started, hope you will join too. Jai Siyaram,” Mr Kumar tweeted in Hindi together with a video.

The Supreme Court of India in November 2019 had introduced the curtains down on the long-standing non secular dispute over the positioning in Ayodhya, saying it belonged to Lord Ram.

The five-judge structure bench dominated {that a} “prominent site” in the identical holy city can be allotted for a brand new mosque, instead of the one unlawfully razed down by Hindu activists in 1992, triggering communal violence throughout India that left hundreds lifeless.

It ordered the central authorities to arrange a belief to handle and oversee the development of the temple.

In August 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the inspiration stone for the development of the temple on the website.

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This month, the temple belief launched a nationwide donation drive with an estimate that it’s going to price Rs 1,100 crore to construct it. Leaders of varied political and quasi-political outfits joined the bandwagon, flagging off regional drives that may proceed until February 27.

Among outstanding donors, President Ram Nath Kovind pledged Rs 5 lakh and 100 this week.

Volunteers of varied organisations will search Rs 10, Rs 100, or Rs 1,000 – the three varieties of coupons out there in opposition to contribution – from Hindu households in the direction of the development. The belief has determined in opposition to utilizing any authorities fund, cash from overseas, or company donations.

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