RAM BHAKT CONTROVERSY
Video showing UP IPS officer pledging ‘early construction of Ram temple’ stirs row
- TEAM PT
Video showing UP IPS officer pledging ‘early construction of Ram temple’ stirs row



A senior Uttar Pradesh IPS officer has stoked controversy after a video surfaced appearing to show him taking a pledge at an event for the ‘the early construction of Ram temple’ in Ayodhya.

"Hum sab Ram-bhakt, aaj ke karyakram ke dauraan, yeh sankalp letey hain, ki jald se jald Ram mandir ka bhavya nirman ho (We all Ram-devotees, during this event, take the pledge to ensure the construction of Ram temple as soon as possible),” Surya Kumar Shukla, DG (Home Guards), along with others, were seen saying in the video that has gone viral on social media.
 
Shukla was attending a private event organised by Akhil Bharatiya Samagra Vichar Manch held on the Lucknow University campus. The video of the pledge has surfaced and is being shared widely on social media.
 
It shows the 1982-batch IPS officer -- who was sometime back in the race for the DGP's chair -- happily speaking, along with others on the stage, of the need for the Ram Temple. 

Also present at the event was former Urban Development Minister and senior Samajwadi party (SP) leader Mohd Azam Khan. 
 
The officer has, however, said the video was "mischief" and should not be taken as anything more. 

The senior police officer has alleged that "there is misinterpretation" of what he said. "I was taking a pledge to create an atmosphere of harmony. The video that has gone viral is an edited version and portions have been deleted deliberately to create mischief," he said, adding, "The matter related more to creating a peaceful environment for the construction of the temple rather than construction itself."
 
Reacting to the development, SP spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary called it a violation of service rules by the IPS officer. "Shukla is a public servant, and he is not supposed to take such a pledge at a public function,” he said.
 
Congress Spokesman Subodh Srivastava also said that this was a clear violation of the service rules that govern Shukla and demanded that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath take disciplinary action against him. 

State Spokesman of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Vaibhav Maheshwari said it was shameful that in a secular country a senior police officer such as Shukla was behaving like this. 

"The government and the courts should take note of this immediately and terminate Shukla," he demanded. 
 
The Supreme Court began its final hearing in the centuries-old Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute on December 5, 2017. The case, which was back in the news recently after Art of Living founder Ravi Shankar's mediation, has the history that dates back to the 15th century. In November, last year, the Shia Waqf Board proposed that Ram Mandir be built in Ayodhya while the mosque can come up in Lucknow.

The mosque originally dates back to 1528. It was built in Ayodhya by Mir Baqi – a commander of Mughal emperor Babur – from where it gets the name Babri Masjid. However, a report by the Archaeological Survey of India suggested the existence of a 10th-century temple at the site.
 

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