In an exclusive interview with India Today TV, yoga guru Ramdev said he believes 99 per cent Muslims in India are converted. Ramdev spoke at length on Ayodhya, the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute case and the construction of a Ram temple.
- Ramdev claimed Lord Ram is a revered figure even for Muslims
- He said he believes 99% Indian Muslims are converted
- Ramdev said the Ram temple in Ayodhya should the world’s most beautiful temple
In an exclusive interview with India Today TV, yoga guru Ramdev said he believes “99 per cent Muslims in India are converted”.
Ramdev spoke at length on Ayodhya, the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute case and the construction of Ram temple.
While speaking about the link between Lord Ram, Hindus and Ayodhya, Ramdev said, “Not just to Hindus, Lord Ram is a revered figure even for Muslims. I believe that 99 per cent Muslims in India are converted.”
Speaking about the Supreme Court verdict in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title suit case that cleared the way for construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya, Ramdev said: “I look at this from the perspective of national unity”.
Ramdev said the Ram temple in Ayodhya should depict the culture of Hindus and it should be the most beautiful temple in the world. “Ram temple must be the most beautiful one. That is the dream of Hindus of India. It should reflect our cultural heritage,” Ramdev said.
Ramdev also said, “What Vatican is to Catholics, Mecca is to Muslims, Golden Temple to Sikhs, Ayodhya is to Hindus.”
The Supreme Court on Saturday pronounced its verdict in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title suit, clearing the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the 2.77-acre disputed site in Ayodhya and giving an alternate five-acre land to the Sunni Waqf Board at some other suitable place for construction of a mosque.
Talking about the next step on the Supreme Court verdict, Ramdev said both parties should help each other in construction of Ram temple and a mosque. “Muslims should help in building a Ram temple. Hindus should also help Muslims build a new mosque.”
Ramdev also went on to say that earlier few people have falsely predicted that there would be chaos if the Ayodhya verdict ever came out. “Look at the situation now. There is smooth functioning of law and order. No stone has been thrown at anyone ever since the verdict came out. This proves that India has moved ahead.”
Ramdev lauded the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah for handling the matter and maintaining peace and order in the country after the Ayodhya verdict.