VHP Challenges Shankaracharyas

Posted by andre Date 2001/2/3 0:48:02


NEW DELHI, INDIA, January 29, 2001: Acharya Giriraj Kishore of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) today reacted to the statements of some religious leaders and challenged the Shankaracharyas, "Let them build the Ram Temple if they have the money and material needed. However, they cannot expect us to give our money and construction material to them." He said that the VHP had been able to arrange for enough resources to build just the first floor of the two-story temple. Acharya said, "We just want the Ram Temple at the disputed site. It does not matter who constructs it. However, some people are unnecessarily raking the issue for cheap publicity." Meanwhile, some programs have been cancelled following the devastating earthquake in Gujarat, and he noted, the VHP would contribute US$108,700 towards rehabilitation of the victims.

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