PM Modi to attend ground-breaking ceremony of Ayodhya Temple in place of demolished Babri Mosque on Aug 5

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The date coincides with the first anniversary of abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A from IoK

By SHRI RAM SHAW

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform the ground breaking ceremony of the Ram Mandir on site of demolished Babri Mosque in Ayodhya on August 5, the day which coincides with the first anniversary of abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A from Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Along with him, other senior leaders like LK Advani, Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah and Yogi Adityanath are also scheduled to take part.

An architect from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, Modi’s home state, has proposed a towering sandstone structure 161 feet (49 metres) high with five domes. The construction of the temple will start with the ceremony to lay the foundation stone. A member of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust said that in view of the coronavirus pandemic, only 200 people would attend the ceremony and all social distancing norms will be followed at the event.

“Ram Mandir is a matter of faith. This is not an ordinary temple,” said Uddhav Thackeray, Maharashtra chief minister and Shiv Sena leader.

A century-long dispute between Muslims and Hindus over the site was ended last year by the Supreme Court ruling in favour of the temple trust. Ends