Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has no right to mediate in Ram Temple issue: Ram Vilas Vedanti

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has no right to mediate in Ram Temple issue: Ram Vilas Vedanti

"Lakhs have sacrificed for it, how can Sri Sri Ravi Shankar come in between? He has no right to mediate," said Ram Vilas Vedanti

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New Delhi: Ex-BJP MP Ram Vilas Vedanti has raised objections about Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's intervention in the Ram Temple issue.

"Lakhs have sacrificed for it, how can Sri Sri Ravi Shankar come in between? He has no right to mediate," said Ram Vilas Vedanti on Monday.

The Art of Living Foundation had recently said that its founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been in touch with several imams and swamis, including Acharya Ram Das of Nirmohi Akhara, to help find an out-of-court settlement to the Ram temple dispute.

The Foundation, however, had said it was too early to draw any conclusions and that these discussions were not done on behalf of the government. "Ravi Shankar has been in touch with several imams and swamis, including Acharya Ram Das of Nirmohi Akhara," the Art of Living Foundation said in a statement.

"Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is of the view that the prevailing mood on the Ram Mandir issue provides an opportunity for people from both communities to come together, show their magnanimity and settle the dispute out of court," it added.

The Foundation said these discussions, not done on behalf of any government or organisation, had brought to the fore the positive energy and willingness of leaders from both communities to move forward and arrive at an amicable solution.

However, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has reportedly denied holding any meeting with Ravi Shankar. The Board yesterday said it was ready to talk to Ravi Shankar if he wanted, for they would not have any issue in having a conversation and in helping find a solution.

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