Bengaluru: In a development that corroborates India’s unity in diversity, Babri Masjid litigant Iqbal Ansari is supporting the donation drive supporting the construction of Ram temple.
He said there is nothing wrong in donating to such religious causes as they foster feelings of fraternity among various religions.

As per a Times Now report, he further said that he will himself donate and urge others to donate as per their financial status.

Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra has launched a mass contact and contribution campaign starting today to raise funds for the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.


In its earlier tweet, the trust had said that the temple would be built with the voluntary contribution of crores of Ram bhakts under a nationwide campaign.

It might be noted that President Ram Nath Kovind earlier today (January 15) donated a sum of Rs 5 lakh towards the construction of the temple. 

Reports add that a delegation called on him at Rashtrapati Bhavan. It included Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s (VHP) international working president Alok Kumar, treasurer of the Ram Janmabhoomi teerth Kshetra trust Govind Dev Giri and former bureaucrat Nripendra Misra the head of the temple construction committee.

It is to be noted that the fundraising campaign began on January 14 and goes on till February 27. 

The campaign committee hopes to involve 55 crore family members of 12 crore Hindu families. 

The cost of the construction will be around Rs 1,100 crore, out of which, Rs 300 crore alone will go towards the construction of the temple.

A note on Ayodhya Ram Mandir:

It was in 2019 that the Supreme Court decreed that the land under question should be given to Hindus. It also asked the Central government to form a trust to oversee the construction of the temple.

Based on the court’s order, a trust was formed. It was decided that the bhumi pujan would be held on August 5, 2019 the same day as the first anniversary of abrogation of Article 370 and 35A.

The Prime Minister flew in from Delhi, took part in the Bhumi pujan festivities. This also marked the end of 500-year-long land litigation.