35        Ram Janambhoomi issue; Reducing Govt control over Temples, Mosques



35.1    RJB, KJB, KV issues

35.2    Hindu Trusts and other Trusts for other Religions

35.3    More details

35.4    What can YOU do free temples from Govt. control and solve RJB issue?



35.1 RJB, KJB, KV issues

Most Hindus all over India had demanded 3 temples: Ram Janam Bhoomi, Krishna Janam Bhoomi and Kashi Vishvanath. The archeological evidences have established beyond doubts that each of the three was a temple once. It has been proven again and again that Muslims had no objection against the 3 plots demanded by Hindus. The problem has worsened because Muslims were worried about BJP increasing the number from 3 to 300 or 3000. Essentially, it was Muslims’ lack in faith in BJP which has created the deadlock, not lack of Muslims’ faith in Hindus. The Muslims do not have faith in BJP MPs (neither do Hindus for that matter), but Muslims do have faith in Hindus as a whole. Hence if the law says that transfer of plot would need approval of 51% of citizens, it is ensured that Hindus will confine the demand to the three plots. I at RRG propose that. using TCP citizens should acquire Ram Janam Bhoomi, Kashi Vishwanath and Krishna Janam Bhoomi plots, and give them to the National Hindu Community Trusts. This will resolve the 20 year old problem for once and for all and restore communal peace in India.

35.2 Hindu Trusts and other Trusts for other Religions

Using TCP, I at Right to Recall Party propose to gather citizens’ opinion on National/District -level Community Trusts along the line of SGPC for all religions, sects and hand them over all the temples, mosques etc currently under Govt. To give some background information to the reader, In SGPC, every Sikh is member and the head is elected by the Sikhs every few years, and he manages all the Gurudwara. The position is not hereditary and thus nepotism is low.

In the Religion Community Trusts I am proposing, each religious group will have 3 types of organizations: District Level, National Level, Sect Specific. The Sect Specific will be National only. Eg Hindus will have one National Hindu Community Trust which have 4 temples under it – Ram Janam Bhoomi, Krishna Janam Bhoomi, Kashi Vishvanath and Amarnath. And each district will have one Hindu Community Trust. The temples which are currently under control of Govt will be placed under District Hindu Community Trusts. Each citizen of India who follows that religion will be deemed member of that community trust, till he explicitly opts out or joins another religion. The Head Priests of National Community Trusts and District Community Trusts will be elected by member-citizens and will recallable.

In addition, the sects can form their own Trust.  eg Swaminarayan Sect can form a Swaminarayan Sect Trust. Any person will be free to register his own Sect Trust and will be Sect Head for one year. The Sect Head will give list of their followers and the follower will accept/reject it by visiting Patwari’s office and approving YES. If the follower does not register YES or NO, he will be assumed as non-follower. Once a person become member, he can be expelled only by Jurors chosen from that Religion, but a Civil Court may cancel verdict of the Jurors. After one year, the heads will be elected and recallable. The membership of sons and daughters will be guaranteed by birth.

35.3 More details

The details of the drafts on Community Trusts and drafts dealing with RJB, KJB and KV temples are yet to be written. They will be put at http://rahulmehta.com/temple.htm

35.4 What can YOU do free temples from Govt. control and solve RJB issue?

Please send order to PM and Loksabha Speaker via SMS that your Yes\No sent via SMS on any bill presented in the Parliament should be posted on the website of Parliament. Please order PM via SMS\email to print TCP-draft in Gazette. Please also read chap-13 of this book http://rahulmehta.com/301.htm . It has several steps where-in you can spend 6 hours a week and help to convince PM to print TCP draft in the Gazette. The steps involve sending necessary orders to PM via SMS, distributing pamphlets, informing citizens on motives of leaders such Congress MPs, BJP MPs, The Anna, Arvind Gandhi etc who oppose TCP draft, by giving newspaper ads, contesting elections. Once TCP gets printed in Gazette, using TCP, it will become easy for activists to get citizens’ opinion law-drafts mentioned in this chapter to create RJB, KJB and KV temples and remove Govt control from the temples.