5th Of August 2020 a day that India was waiting for a long time. What makes this day so important for people of India and especially the BJP is the fact that PM Modi wanted it to happen before 15th of August 1947. People of India got Ram Mandir where Ram Lala will have his stay and BJP fulfilled it’s another promise made in it’s election manifesto. But where India and the ruling party which is known for championing the cause of “Hindu Rashtra” were celebrating, it attracted strong criticism within and outside India. The fact remain BJP and people of India who have owned the the ideology of “ Hindu Rashtra” are hardly bothered by the criticism within or outside the country. They have been crying ” Mandir wahie banay ga” and when “mandir wahie bann raha ha” why would they be bothered about the criticism. Ayodhya a spiritual place of Hindus , but in the same area Babar built a mosque in 1528-1529 and named it babri masjid and the dispute started in 1850. It isto be noted that the dispute came into existence during the colonial rule when hindu side sought possession of the site but the ruler’s refused . Agitation started in the year 1946 and in the year 1950 two suits were filed in Faizbad civil court seeking permission to worship Ram Lala at the site of Babri Masjid. Many petitions were filed by Muslim side as well and the case kept moving on and finally on 9th November 2019 Hon’ble SC delivered a verdict in the favour of Hindu side and asked the government to provide several acres of land at some other places away from the disputed site to sunni waqf board. Many review petitions were filed but they were rejected by the apex court on 9th November 2019. While the apex court pronounced the verdict ,Aydhoyada was kept under high security in order to deal with any untoward incident after the verdict from the Supreme Court of the country. As the verdict was announced, both sides accepted it and the situation remained peaceful. A series of events followed the appointment of a trust. Finally came the day when PM Modi himself laid the foundation for the construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya. Had corona scare not restricted the movement of the people, a huge number of devotes would have assembled at the Ram Temple site and Prime Minister Modi would have got another opportunity to campaign for 2024 elections . Corona spoiled the plans of the BJP and it’s hard core affiliates. Devotes had Darshan via their television screens as the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic is intensifying fast. Well let’s have some data from an Article published in “The Wire” on December 6 , 2018″ archeologist who observed that there is no evidence to say that babri masjid was built after demolishing the Ram temple. In fact there are older mosques other than the babri masjid.” Well now the court has decided and the decision has come from the apex court of India and all have accepted it one way or another, but the question still remains when will the rioters of 6 December 1992 be brought to justice? The Wikipedia known to everyone mentions three organizations responsible for the demolition of Babri Masjid are the kar savaks of the Vishva Hindu parihshad and the Bhartiya janata party. On 6th of December 1992 VHP and BJP held a rally on the site with 150,000 volunteers known as kar sevaks.
Unfortunately when whole world is giving all the money and attention for upgrading health infrastructure, India is busy in building temples and statutes. These things can wait but corona that’s knocking every single door won’t wait. The Temple is being projected as tourist destination and is being shown as place that will generate revenue. Well that can’t be ruled out at this time. For that we can wait at least till corona scare ends. Till than let Ram lala rest in the palace.
The crowed turned violent and finally tore down the Babri Masjid. The attack on Babri Masjid turned into communal riots and left at least 2000 people dead. Well the party involved in it is the ruling party and has a thumping majority in the parliament and state assemblies of the majority of the states . Not to forget the person who took out the Rath yatra that lasted from September to October 1990 was not even invited on the day when foundation stone for the construction of Ram temple was laid by Prime Minister Modi. LK Advani the person who has been BJP president and Deputy Prime Minister was not fit for any role in the construction of Ram temple. Well, Advani did a lot and even came to rescue of Narendra Modi when Attal Bihari Vajpayee was readying to sack him as chief minister of Gujrat in the backdrop of his role in 2002 Gujrat riots. On 5th of August people across India were celebrating without knowing how the world communities are reacting to the construction of Ram temple . The whole world is developing deep interest in seeing India moving away from Secularism to non secular pro-hindutva ideology. The media played an important role in glorifying Modi’s presence at the foundation laying ceremony of Ram temple at Ayodhya. A news anchor was seen chatting some mantras with BJP National Spokesperson who’s finding his job at risk after seeing news anchors acting as BJP spokesperson. Well excluding few deserve appreciation for upholding all ethics of Journalism even in these most trying times. The foundation stone laying ceremony came at the time when India is in the grip of COVID-19 pandemic and is failing miserably to control it as now even CMs, Union Ministers, MPs and MLAs are infected by the virus. The question did the situation deserve all the media attention it attracted, but it is only the issue of TRP for TV channels. India has shortage of ventilators, Ambulances, beds, PPEs and this list goes on and on, but TV channels have not time and scope to any prime time debate on such issues concerning the health safety of the people. Unfortunately when whole world is giving all the money and attention for upgrading health infrastructure, India is busy in building temples and statutes. These things can wait but corona that’s knocking every single door won’t wait. The Temple is being projected as tourist destination and is being shown as place that will generate revenue. Well that can’t be ruled out at this time. For that we can wait at least till corona scare ends. Till than let Ram lala rest in the palace.
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