The government establishes a dedicated desk to address Ayodhya's problem
NEW DELHI: The government has established a dedicated desk, headed by an additional secretary, to deal with all matters related to the Supreme Court verdict on it.
In an official order, the Ministry of Interior of the Union said that the related judicial matters and judgments will be handled by three officers, headed by additional secretary Gynesh Kumar.
The measure is important after the November 9 ruling of the Supreme Court that allowed the construction of a site on the disputed site of Ayodha.
The cusp court also ordered the delivery of a 5-acre plot to the Uttar Pradeah Sunni Waqf Board and the creation of a trust for the construction of the Ram temple.
Now, this new wing of the home ministry, headed by Kumar, will deal with all matters related to the theme of Ayodhya.
There have been reports that the Uttar Pradesh government has sent a proposal to the Ministry of Interior that suggests three plots in Ayodhya, one of which can be delivered to the Sunni Waqf UP Board.
All of these issues will now be handled by the new desk in the home office, an official said.
Interestingly, Kumar also heads the Department of Affairs of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh in the home ministry.
He was the key officer in the measure of the central government to repeal the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir and the bifurcation of the state in two territories of the Union.
There was a dedicated Ayodha cell in the home ministry in the 1990s and early 2000s, but it closed after the presentation of the Liberhan Research Commission on Ayodha.
In the same order, the Ministry of Interior also said that the Internal Security Division-II has merged with the Internal Security Division-I and will be referred to as the Internal Security Division-I.
The Joint Secretary (Women's Security), Punya Salila Srivastava, received the position of the merged Internal Security-I division along with her current responsibility in the home ministry.