Temple of Faith: Congress opens temple locks, Rath Yatra .. lawsuit .. and then verdict


Who knew that the birthplace of Lord Rama would become a place of controversy rather than morality and religion. In 1528, when Mughal Raj was in the country .. Babur and his general Mir Baqi are accused of demolishing the temple and replacing it with a mosque. Which has been known as Babri Masjid.

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In the eighties, faith and the politics around the temple came to the center. On 1 February 1986, a local court allowed Hindus to worship. The then Rajiv Gandhi government was accused of double appeasement. To appease the Muslim fraternity on the verdict in Shah Bano’s case and appease the Hindus by opening locks in the Babri case. The case of opening the locks was the second major incident after December 1949 when the idols of Lord Rama and Lakshmana were placed under the dome between the mosques.

It had been 6 years since BJP came and its big leaders Atal Bihari Vajpayee and LK Advani were preparing a big political campaign around the Ram temple. Rajiv Gandhi tried to lighten the BJP’s Ram Mandir movement. There was an attempt from both sides to describe themselves as leaders of Hindus.

After this, the politics of Ram temple got increasingly hotter. In 1989, then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi allowed the ceremony to lay the foundation stone near the Babri structure, an attempt to damage the growing popularity of the BJP’s temple movement. After this, the BJP started a large-scale campaign to support the temple.

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A war started about who is the great messiah of Hindus. On the one hand, a party which was trying to draw people to itself on an uncomfortable and complex issue, and on the other hand a party which made it its main issue. After winning just 2 Lok Sabha seats in 1984, the Bharatiya Janata Party was moving towards full grip on power.

In 1989, at the session of the BJP in Palampur, the party changed the strategy and for the first time formally spoke about the liberation of Ram Janmabhoomi and the construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site. This became the important political agenda of the party. The party whose command was with a liberal face of Hindutva. His chief turned a stern face.

After this, the face of politics around Ayodhya changed forever. On 25 September 1990, senior BJP leader LK Advani started his rath yatra. The chariot was given to a Toyota truck. The chariot ran from Somnath in Gujarat to Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh. To mobilize nationwide support for the temple. The game of politics of religion and politics was at its peak in Uttar Pradesh. Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav emerged as the face of social engineering of backward classes. This was the result of the movement regarding Mandal Commission. The BJP was presenting itself as a Hindu party, some confused Congress was trying to run with all the factions. Mulayam and then Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav presented themselves as the messiah of Muslims. Tried to take advantage of reverse polarization. Meanwhile, LK Advani, who reached Samastipur with his chariot, was arrested by Lalu, working on MY Factor.

The 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi during an election rally in Sriperumbudur slowed the BJP’s wheels of complete occupation of Delhi’s politics. The party’s campaign over the Ram temple led the BJP to win 123 seats in the 1991 elections. The Congress got the benefit of sympathy votes and formed the government with the help of its allies.

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But the BJP came to power in Uttar Pradesh. Kalyan Singh sworn in as Chief Minister. The Babri Masjid was demolished during his tenure. This was an incident which devastated the religion of religious harmony. The then Prime Minister Narasimharao was also accused of being a silent spectator, like Kalyan Singh.

The politics after the temple movement and the demolition of Babri Masjid served as the last nail in the coffin of the Congress in two important states like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. His core voters turned to the new political identity of caste and religion coming from Mulayam and Lalu. The BJP also suffered some political losses after the demolition.

Since then the Ram temple is a part of every election manifesto of BJP, elections at state and local level have also been fought on the issues of removing Article 370 and building a temple. Caste politics has given birth to new political identities. And the constant politics regarding the temple kept the political future of the BJP good.

The BJP managed to come to power during 1996 and 1999. For some time in 1996 and fully in 1999. In 1999, the NDA government was formed under the leadership of Vajpayee.

Ram now became more an issue of legitimacy than a political issue in his desire to occupy power. Title suit, criminal procedure in case of demolition of mosque .. Not only that, there was also an appeal regarding the existence of Ram … and Ram temple … Now there was the issue of the decision of the sub court.

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