The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government claimed that roads be constructed in UP would be named after the kar sevaks who died in the 1990 Ayodhya firing.
According to the plan, roads in various cities and towns in the state will be named “Balidani Ram Bhakt Marg” and a karsevak’s home with names and pictures of the deceased displayed on the plaque.
“Karsevaks had come to Ayodhya in 1990 and wanted the darshan of Ram Lalla. The then SP govt had fired bullets at the unarmed Lord Ram devotees. Many had died. Today, I announce that roads would be constructed in UP in the name of all such kar sevaks,” Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Maurya said during his visit to Ayodhya.
On October 30 in 1990, Mulayam Singh Yadav, as then UP chief minister, gave an order to the police to open fire at karsevaks who had gathered in Ayodhya on the call given by the VHP, the RSS and the BJP.
Officially, 16 karsevaks died in police firing but Hindu organizations claim the deceased to be much higher.