Students protest at DU against seminar on Ram temple

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy is scheduled to address a seminar at Delhi University on Saturday on the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.

The seminar has drawn sharp criticism from the opposition parties with members of the National Students Union of India (NSUI) staging protests outside the venue. They alleged that the seminar is aimed at polarising.

Eleven organisations of the university's teachers and students demanded that the permission for the seminar be withdrawn.

The two-day seminar titled "Shri Ram Janma Bhoomi Temple: Emerging Scenario" will be held at the university's Arts Faculty. It was conducted by Arundhati Vashishtha Anusandhan Peeth (AVAP), an organisation founded by late VHP chief Ashok Singhal

Meanwhile, the DU authorities said they had nothing to do with the subject of the seminar. The venue for the event was available to outsiders for hiring, they clarified.

Swamy had earlier said that the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya would begin by the end of 2016 with the cooperation of the Muslim community.

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