New Delhi: Hours after the opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh alleged a land scam by Ram Mandir Trust, Twitter users expressed their anguish over the matter and slammed the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The hashtag #RamMandirScam was the top-trending topic on the micro-blogging site and had grossed over 40K tweets in no time.
Users trolled and slammed the government for allegedly pocketing money in the name of Ram Temple.
Crores of people have made donations to the Ram Temple Trust for the construction of the temple which will be built after the Supreme Court in 2019 gave a verdict in its favor in the Ayodhya-Babri Masjid case.
The documents that allegedly prove that a property located next to the Ram Janmabhoomi site was traded at a multi-fold markup were also doing rounds on Twitter. The documents are allegedly the stamp duty papers of both transactions and had common 'witnesses' -- the Mayor of Ayodhya and a local who is a member of the Trust.
Here are some of the tweets from the campaign.
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Being a 24 carat Gold Brahmin, a devotee of Ram and— Swati Dixit ? ? ?( JCB Waali ) (@SwatiIKR) June 13, 2021
Donating a hefty amount of money to make
Temple of My God Ram.
Now what I am seeing a scam in Ram Mandir. ?
I want my money back #RamMandirScam ? pic.twitter.com/5wWFeVqOAo
They haven't even spared Lord Ram while you're just the ones voting for them in his name.#RamMandirScam— Pracool (@thehighmonk) June 13, 2021
Looting the funds on bhagwan Ram's name is absolutely okay but we will create a full outrage to protect mata Sita's image in a movie.— Greeshma Shukla?? (@GreeshmaShukla) June 13, 2021
Hypocrisy on top!#RamMandirScam
Sultan bought land from Kusum for 2 crore.— Ankit Lal ? (@AnkitLal) June 13, 2021
After 10 minutes Champat Rai of #RamjanmBhoomi nyas bought the same land from Sultan for 18 crore rupees.
Please find the documents which prove the same. This is what @SanjayAzadSln released. #RamMandirScam pic.twitter.com/bGS74uJF8D
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Mumbai, Sep 20: Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut appeared before a Mumbai court on Monday in connection with a criminal defamation complaint filed against her by lyricist Javed Akhtar, and said she had "lost faith" in the magistrate's court as it indirectly "threatened" her of issuing a warrant if she failed to appear before it in a bailable offence.
Ranaut also moved a counter complaint in the court against Akhtar for alleged "extortion and criminal intimidation", and her lawyer informed the court that they had filed an application before chief metropolitan magistrate, seeking transfer of hearing into the complaint to another court.
The court had last week said it will issue a warrant against Ranaut if she fails to appear on the next date of hearing on September 20.
Ranaut appeared before Andheri metropolitan magistrate R R Khan on Monday for the first time since summons was issued to her in February this year, and completed the bail formalities.
As the matter came up for hearing, her lawyer Rizwan Siddique told that court that Ranaut does not want to proceed with this court (in connection with the complaint).
Siddique said they have "lost faith in the court as it seems to be biased".
The court has indirectly "threatened" her of issuing a warrant on two occasions in a non-cognisable, compoundable and bailable offence, where as per law regular presence is not required, the lawyer claimed.
Ranaut has been called before the court without any cause or reason, he said.
He further submitted that till today, there is no order as to why she is required to be present regularly for the bailable, non-cognisable and compoundable offence.
Akhtar's lawyer Jay Bharadwaj termed Ranaut's plea for transfer of complaint to another court as "extremely bizzare".
"They have neither given any notice nor a copy of the (transfer) application to us," he said.
The court will hear the matter next on November 15.
Earlier this month, the Bombay High Court dismissed a plea filed by Ranaut seeking quashing of proceedings initiated against her by the local court on the criminal defamation complaint filed by Akhtar.
Justice Revati Mohite-Dere had said in the order that there was no procedural illegality or irregularity in the metropolitan magistrate's order initiating the proceedings.
Akhtar (76) had filed the complaint in the court in November last year, claiming Ranaut had made defamatory statements against him in a television interview, which allegedly damaged his reputation.
In his complaint, Akhtar claimed that Ranaut dragged his name during an interview while referring to a 'coterie' existing in Bollywood, following the alleged suicide committed by actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June last year.