Purnima Khothari, sister of Kothari brothers, left for Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya, UP this morning as an invitee of Ram Mandir 'Bhoomi Pujan' on August 05.
In this context, Purnima Kothari stated that after her brothers Ram and Sharad Kothari (Aged 22 and 20) were martyred, Swami Ram Sukhdas assured the mourning family that the sacrifices of the Kothari brothers would never go in vain.
"I believe that the invitation to attend the Bhumi Pujo at the Ram Temple in Ayodhya is justice towards my brothers," Purnima Kothari stated.
"I will never forget the moment my brothers left home for Ayodhya on October 22, 1992. I got married on December 16 of the same year. My brothers were the first to hoist the flag on the dome of the destroyed structure", she recalled.
She stated that after her brothers left for Varanasi by train, they received news that the police would arrest them at the station. Hence, a group of 60 volunteers, or kar sevaks, including her brothers, got off the train before reaching the station and started walking towards Ayodhya and reached their destination after seven days. Little did they know about what was coming next.
On October 30, infamously known as "the D-Day of Karseva", the Uttar Pradesh police fired live ammunition at civilians or the kar sevaks, assembled near the Ram Janmabhoomi site at Ayodhya. The state government's official records report that 16 people were killed.