Press Statement on the Guru Ravidass Mandir at Tughlakabad, New Delhi

On 16 August 2019, the Sri Guru Ravidass Sabha UK, Europe and Abroad (SGRSUK) published an open letters to the Prime Minister (see below) and the President of India calling on them both to urgently intervene and correct the dark episode of the 10 August 2019 demolition of the sacred Mandir at Tughlakabad, New Delhi.  The Sabha called for a new Mandir to be built on the same site immediately. They also called for a ‘Stay Order’ on the Delhi Development Authority on any further tampering with the site or any proposed build.

Representatives of the SGRSUK and the Ravidassia community in the UK met Her Excellency Mrs Ruchi Ghanashyam, High Commissioner of India on 16 August at India House, London, and handed over the letters. At the meeting the attendees raised with the High Commissioner the deep pain, sadness, and alarm that under the Indian Government’s watch, a significant religious heritage site of immense historical, archaeological, and monumental value had been allowed to be demolished. They stressed Ravidassia followers in India and around the world looked to Prime Minister Modi and President Kovind for their early intervention in this grave matter and for a new Mandir to be built on the same site immediately.

Sri Guru Ravidass Sabha UK, Europe and Abroad – London 17 August 2019 –

Open letter to the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind

Open letter to the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi