Ayodhya row: VHP says Centre's plea in Supreme Court for transfer of excess land is 'a step in right direction'

  • The Centre's writ petition is seeking to return 67-acre land around the disputed site in Ayodhya to its original owners

  • The plea said that Ram Janambhoomi Nyas had sought return of excess land to original owners in 1991

  • VHP's international working president Alok Kumar welcomed the Centre's writ petition

New Delhi: The VHP on Tuesday welcomed the Centre's writ petition in the Supreme Court which is seeking to return 67-acre land around the disputed site in Ayodhya to its original owners, and said the step was in right direction.

In a fresh plea, the Centre said it had acquired 67 acres of land around the 2.77 acre disputed Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid site.

The plea has said that the Ram Janambhoomi Nyas, which is a trust to promote the construction of Ram Temple, had sought return of excess land acquired in 1991 to original owners.

"This land belongs to Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas and is not under any litigation. This is a step in right direction and we welcome it," VHP's international working president Alok Kumar said.

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Updated Date: Jan 29, 2019 11:58:10 IST