Ayodhya, August 24 Nearly 500 sadhus of Ayodhya demanded a ban on Bajrang Dal in view of the recent Kanpur blast. On Thursday, the priests held a meeting and asked the government to arrest the top leaders of the outfit to prevent any untoward incident.
The meeting was organised by Ayodhya ki Awaz, an organisation of sadhus and mahants, at Saryu Kunj temple, adjacent to the disputed site of Ram Janma Bhumi.
Demanding an inquiry into the activities of Bajrang Dal, the sadhus decided to create a public opinion against the religious outfit and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad. Mahant Bhawnath Das, a senior sadhu of Hanumangarhi temple, said, “The explosions at Nanded, Thane and Kanpur have revealed the dangerous plans of Bajrang Dal.” Convener of Ayodhya Ki Awaz, Mahant Jugal Kishore Sharan Shastri said: “We have urged Chief Minister Mayawati not to ignore such elements. She must take steps to crush such miscreants.”