Manoj Tiwari demands international airport in Ayodhya

New Delhi: BJP's Delhi unit president Manoj Tiwari on Sunday wrote to Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, demanding an international airport at Ayodhya as the holy city would become a centre of faith for Hindus around the world after the construction of Ram temple.

"I humbly request you to consider this as a proposal to construct an international airport at Ayodhya to allow pilgrims from around the world to come to visit the holy site to offer prayers," Tiwari stated in the letter.

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Stressing that the step would make Ayodhya as one of the top religious tourist destinations in the world, he said the airport will give a major boost to the overall development of Ayodhya and nearby region.

This comes a day after the Supreme Court directed the Central government to hand over the disputed site at Ayodhya for the construction of a temple and set up a trust for this.

The apex court had further directed the government to give a suitable plot of land measuring five acres to the Sunni Waqf Board.

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