Ayodhya

The district administration is gearing up to hold mega Ram Navami mela despite the coronavirus scare and concerns expressed by many including the chief medical officer of Ayodhya about the health risk posed by a large congregation of 10 lakh devotees.

Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday morning left for Ayodhya to offer prayers to Lord Ram to mark 100 days of his government's formation in the state.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who heads the Shiv Sena, will visit Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh to mark the completion of 100 days in power in March, senior Sena leader Sanjay Raut said here on Wednesday.

 Days before the anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid on December 6, Hindu outfits here on Saturday said they would not observe the day as "Shaurya Diwas" this time in view of the Supreme Court verdicts in the Ayodhya case and urged people to maintain communal harmony.

The mahant of Tapaswiji ki Chhawani in Ayodhya Paramhansji Maharaj on Monday said RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat should head the trust to be set up for the construction of Ram temple.

Filing a review petition against the Supreme Court's Ayodhya verdict will not be in the interest of Muslims and will "harm" the unity between the two communities, National Commission for Minorities chairperson Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi said on Sunday.

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said no power on Earth could get in the way of construction of a "grand" Ram temple in Ayodhya.

"They accepted the verdict with ease and with peace... I am particularly grateful to them for the patience, restraint and maturity shown by them," he said.