News By/Courtesy: PUBALI DUTTA | 06 Nov 2018 0:05am IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • There has been a long standing dispute over Ayodha’s Ram Temple for decades
  • Lord Rama who was the 7th Avatar of Lord Vishnu
  • RAM TEMPLE

There has been a long-standing dispute over Ayodha’s Ram Temple for decades. The controversy begins over a plot of land situated on the bank of river Sarayu - Ayodhya at Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh. Ramayana is one of the most ancient scriptures of Hindus. According to mythology in Ramayana, Ayodhya is birth place of Lord Rama who was the 7th Avatar of Lord Vishnu. It is believed by most of the Hindus. On the other hand according to history, in the year of 1528, the Mughal Emperor Babur destroyed a pre-existing temple of Lord Rama for the purpose of making a Mosque, which was later known as Babri Masjid. It is one of the largest and famous Mosque in Uttar Pradesh. This incident created an intense distance between these two religions. For the purpose of preventing disputes the British government put of a railing between the mosque and compound of the mosque. After independence it has been decided by the Indian Government the main gate was locked and Muslims were not permitted to be closer than 200 yards away to the plot of land and Hindu pilgrims were allowed to enter through a side door. After that in the year of 1986 it has been decided by the Allahabad High Court that the site will be fully restored to the Hindus. Then on 6th December 1992, a number of 150,000 or more took part in a rally, organised by Vishwa Hindu Parishad and BJP and while on the one hand several politicians were busy in lecturing on the other hand the mob was at their wit’s end and became restless, they demolished the Babri Mosque in a few hours. This demolition begot riot between the Hindus and the Muslims. 2000 innocent people killed in that riot which broke out in several parts of India. At that site after that there were a makeshift temple, which has been attacked by terrorists in the year 2005.

Uma Bharati, former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation said that Hindus are “most tolerant” people on earth by nature so she requested all the politicians not to talk about constructing a Mosque in that disputed plot of land because this may lead intolerant by the Hindus. She also describes her point of view by saying that as a Temple cannot be made in the holy town of Medina similarly construction of a Mosque in the birth place of Rama, Ayodhya will be unfair. According to her this is not a dispute of faith as Ayodhya is Lord Rama’s birth place, this is just a dispute of land and she insisted that this dispute can be solved by an out-of-court settlement and for that purpose of laying the foundation stone of the temple she invites Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi.

Section Editor: UTKARSH JAISWAL | 06 Nov 2018 0:14am IST


Tags : #Mosque close to Ram Temple

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