Das, a resident of Kishanganj in Bihar runs a grocery shop and is also district executive of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. He had taken a pledge 18 years back that he will not wear slippers till a Ram Temple is built and Lord Ram is finally at his rightful home. Das says that while walking barefoot was hard initially, especially in summer, Lord Ram gave him the courage.
Das says that because of his faith in Lord Ram, he has never been hurt with a shard of glass or pebbles on the road as he walked barefoot. He says he will wear footwear only after Ram Mandir is constructed.
In a historic verdict, the Supreme Court on 9th November, pronounced that the disputed property at the Ram Janmabhoomi belongs to the Hindu parties and that the Ram Mandir be built there. The apex court also allotted 5 acre land to the Muslim parties for construction of a mosque should they so wish. The Central Government has been directed by the Supreme Court to set up a trust which will oversee the construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.