In Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the name of trust having fifteen members including a Dalit representative, for construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, News 18 reported.
"I am happy to announce that in the cabinet meeting today morning, we took significant decisions on the Ayodhya trust. As per the orders of the Supreme Court, we have set up a trust. The “Sri Ram Janma Bhumi Tirtha Shetra” will be the name of the trust. It will be an independent body," PM Modi said.
"We have taken another big step for Ram Mandir pilgrims. We are allocating over 67 acres of land near the mandir area to the trust," he added.
In its verdict on 9 November 2019, the Supreme Court had said the trust should be formed within three months for the construction of the temple at the site where Lord Ram was born.
In India, everyone is a part of one "broad family", be it Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Parsis or Jains, PM Modi said.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the trust would comprise fifteen members, including a Dalit representative who would be in charge of the entire 67-acre land.
PM Modi also announced that the Uttar Pradesh Government had agreed to give five-acre land to the Sunni Waqf Board as directed by the Supreme Court in the Ayodhya case.
The PM also lauded people's faith in the "democratic processes" which was heavily tested during the long-drawn court battle.