Written by- Aman Goyal
Almost all the religions around the world consider the almighty to be the creator of the universe and the earth, the rightful owner of the land but ironically, no religion tells which land is owned by which god.
Probably because religion was never meant to distribute the human race but in the case of Ayodhya, religion has served as the fuel to one of the longest and most violent dispute over a piece of land ever witnessed in India. What is Ayodhya? It is the birthplace of Lord Rama, the place where Babri Mazjid was situated, the land of rising conflicts or simply a piece of land hyped by leaders and parties for political benefits. Well the answer is multi-pronged.
The situation and governmental stands for the region have kept on changing with the changes in the UP government. Political parties use this conflict either as a propaganda to support their campaign or as an argument oppose other campaigns. The latest Yogi government promised its voters re-development of the temple on the holy land of Ayodhya via their memorandum.
This triggered a string of diplomatic and violent events throughout the country. The most recent in the chain of events was VHP’s Dharma Sabha, where tens and thousands of followers of Hindutva mobilized towards Ayodhya in support of Vishwa Hindu Parishad. These mobilizations were marked by loud chanting in support of Dharam Sabha.
Leaders like Akhilesh Yadav (SP Chief), Mayawati and Shivpal Yadav spoke against this gathering and criticized the government for creating civil tension and mass agitations. The leaders firmly believed that BJP had organized such an even for the sake of hiding its own failures.
SP Chief stated “The BJP will not stop at fanning Ayodhya issue to camouflage its failures, BJP neither believes in the constitution nor in judiciary. There is a threat to life and prosperity.”
It is firmly believed that the issue cannot be solved through judgments or hegemonies and this, strongly requires a dialogue amongst the leaders of the two groups.