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Justice Sachar expresses shock on U.P.'s governor's call for early construction of Ram Temple

Justice Rajindar Sachar, former chief justice of Delhi High Court and former president of People’s Union for Civil Liberties issued the following statement on 13 December 2014:

"I am shocked at the constitutional impropriety of Uttar Pradesh Governor Shri Ram Naik statement publically calling for the early construction of Ram Temple. His describing it as a desire by every one is a crude partisan political statement. Surely he knows that this disruptive action of RSS has already done immense damage to the secular face of India. It is a gratuitous insult not only to the biggest Minority in the country but to overwhelming population of the country who are against creating a religious divide. It is still more shocking to people like us that it should have been spoken at Avadh University named after Dr. Lohia the socialist leader, who throughout fought for communal harmony.

The Governor is expected to have an even handed approach to all the citizens of the State. But when Governor Naik makes a statement which will inevitably cause grave alarm to 18% Minority Population of U.P., I have no doubt that at the minimum it is a fit case where the least that Central Government is expected to do is to transfer him to another state though frankly it is a fit case for removal of the Governor. "  

Issued by Dr. Prem Singh
Department of Hindi
University of Delhi
Delhi - 110007 (INDIA)
Mob. : +91-98-732-76726

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