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Kejriwal requests Centre to denotify Ravidas temple land

Weeks after activists went on a rampage, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday requested the central government to denotify the forest land to facilitate the construction of Sant Ravidas Temple in Tughlaqabad area in south Delhi.In a letter to Union Minister of State for Urban Affairs (Independent Charge) Hardeep Singh Puri, Kejriwal requested to denotify the land parcel, currently forest land, so that the temple can be built where it once stood.Terming the demolition of the temple as injustice , he said the Delhi Development Authority s (DDA) act to raze the temple to the ground on instructions of the Supreme Court had caused tremendous hurt to the sentiments of crores of people . This has caused tremendous hurt to the sentiments of crores of people. Sant Ravidas Ji was a revered saint, not just for the Dalit community, but for all communities. His teachings have been empowering and uplifting for generations of people over five centuries, he wrote in the letter.He further ...

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