While the hearing on Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid gaining momentum, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has also started speeding up stone carving in Karsevakpuram. In a warm gesture Prince Habeebuddin Tucy, who claims to be a descendant of last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, has offered to donate a gold brick to build the Ram temple at Ayodhya.
“This decision has been taken after the Supreme Court’s decision to hold a day-to-day hearing of the Ayodhya title suit case,” Sharad Sharma, VHP spokesperson, said to the reporters of India Today. Presently, the work of carving the stones is not going on at the workshop due to a shortage of artisans, however, more artisans would soon be hired from Rajasthan to carve the remaining stones.
VHP says that they have already completed about 70 per cent of the work which will make the ground floor of the Ram temple. Around 10-12 workers are engaged in the cleaning of the carved slabs that have gathered dust over the years. The stone slabs stored there and the pillars kept for the proposed temple are also being cleaned and spruced up at the workshop.
Meanwhile, Prince Habeebuddin Tucy, who claims to be descendent of the Mughals, said that if the order is favourable from the Supreme Court, he will donate the entire land for building the Ram temple. He has also offered to donate a gold brick to build the Ram temple at Ayodhya. Habeebuddin had earlier filed a petition in the Supreme Court to implead him in the title suit currently being heard by the apex court though not admitted for hearing.
While the VHP is confident that the Supreme Court would announce its verdict in the Ayodhya case by November, before the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi retires, its workers are all prepared to build the temple.