Despite opposition, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to intervene in Ram Mandir dispute

Everybody has the right to express their opinions and I will continue my effort to resolve the matter through talks, the Art of Living Founder said.

Published: 06th December 2017 06:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th December 2017 06:03 PM   |  A+A-

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (File Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

UDUPI: Unperturbed by the opposition from Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) over his mediation in the construction of 'Ram Mandir' in Ayodhya, Art of Living Founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Wednesday said that he will continue his efforts for a consensus on the issue.

"Everybody has the right to express their opinions and I will continue my effort to resolve the matter through talks. My efforts should be viewed as an amicable path as the Ram Mandir issue can be settled outside the court," he said. 

He was speaking to media persons, after paying a visit to Sri Krishna Mutt and met Sri Vishwesha Theertha of Paryaya Sri Pejavar Mutt, Udupi. "Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) also have their opinion which may differ with mine. But this is my path to build Ram Mandir," he said. 

"Everybody respects the court. But here it is important to connect the hearts. So I took the path of meditation. RSS can have a different opinion of not agreeing to talk as they also have their right to say so," he added.

Sri Vishwesha Theertha of Paryaya Sri Pejavar Mutt said that they were hopeful that Ram Mandir will be built in Ayodhya soon, he said.

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