Delhi Assembly resolves to rebuild Ravidas temple after Centre’s approval

New Delhi | The Delhi Legislative Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution demanding to rebuild the temple at the same site after the Centre allots land, a day after the protests at the Ravidas Temple.

The resolution moved by MLA Vishesh Ravi said, “the government of NCT of Delhi should construct a magnificent Ravidas temple at the same site after the Centre allots land.”

Speaking on the matter, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, “If DDA gives 4-acre land to Ravidas, we will give 100 acres to DDA. We will plant saplings as well. Only the Centre can resolve the issue. Had the DDA not opposed the Ravidas Samiti in SC, the temple would not have been demolished.”

“Not just Dalits, people across communities are saddened by the demolition. It has directly affected 12-15 crore people of the Ravidas community,” he added.

The Ravidas Temple was destroyed by Delhi Development Authority on orders of the Supreme Court, citing it was occupying forest land.

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However, protestors have been demanding that the temple should be rebuilt in the same location.


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