VIDEO: Uttar Pradesh DG pledges to build Ram Mandir in Ayodhya
Lucknow: The much hyped Ram Mandir issue has again gained limelight on Friday with a video that shows a Director General of police pledging to build Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, going against the Supreme Court.
A 1982-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, DG Home Guard Surya Kumar Shukla has sent tizzy into the entire Uttar Pradesh Police department as he sweared to build Ram Mandir, on the disputed Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya, at any cost.
The video shows DG raising slogans of 'Jai Shree Ram' in an event, where many other people were also seen pledging the same along with him.
The video shows, the pledge being administered by Azam Khan from Hindu Manch.
Taking the video, first aired by newstrack.com, in cognizance, the IPS Association disassociated itself from the act of senior IPS officer calling it 'against the ethos of neutrality, fairness and uprightness that Indian Police Service stands for'.
The video has created tensions in the police departments as well as commoners.
It is been alleged that the officer was trying to spread communalism in the state.
According to the people who have seen the video, "It is disgraceful that an officer posted on such an esteemed position promoting communal issues and disrespecting the judiciary of the country. Such acts lead to violence and create tensions in the society."