Kar Sevak

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A Kar Sevak is someone who offers services for free (that is, a volunteer) to a religious cause. It originates from the Sanskrit words kar (hand) and sevak (servant).[1] The kar sevaks organized by the Vishva Hindu Parishad for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya were responsible for the demolition of the Babri Masjid.[2]

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  1. ^ Christiane Brosius, Melissa Butcher (1999). Image journeys: audio-visual media and cultural change in India. Sage Publications. p. 134. ISBN 978-0-7619-9325-4. 
  2. ^ Jaffrelot, Christophe (1996). The Hindu Nationalist Movement and Indian Politics. C. Hurst & Co. Publishers. pp. 420–431, 455–457. ISBN 978-1850653011.