Uttar Pradesh deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya in an announcement said that he will construct a road in Ayodhya in memory of Kothari brothers, who were killed in police firing in Ayodhya on October 30, 1990. “Kothari brothers sacrificed their lives for the Ram temple movement of Ayodhya. A ‘smarak’ (memorial) of their sacrifice is still in Ayodhya. Their dream of having Ram Temple is being fulfilled by PM Narendra Modi,” said UP CM.
Ram Kumar Kothari and Sharad Kumar Kothari, popularly known as Kothari Brothers, were killed by the police in Ayodhya in October 1990. They had gone from Kolkata to Ayodhya to perform the Kar Seva. The elder brother, Ram Kumar Kothari, was only 23 and younger, Sharad Kumar Kothari, was just 20. They were shot at point-blank range by the police. After their death, the two brothers were hailed as the heroes and martyrs of the Ram janmabhoomi movement. Earlier, connecting the Ram Janmabhoomi temple movement, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had also urged the citizens to remember the sacrifices of the Kothari brothers.