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A Historical Overview of Ayodhya Dispute: Ram Lala Murti Controversy theartarium

Mar 14th, 2024 at 10:19   Services   Delhi   41 views Reference: 7244

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Ayodhya Conflict: Past and Present - Ayodhya Nagri is all decked up to welcome Lord Ram on 22nd January 2024. Everyone is eagerly waiting to witness Lord Ram adorning the magnificent Ram Mandir. Although it is not currently possible for everyone to experience this historic moment, people are widely seen showcasing their devotion by bringing and admiring Ram Mandir idols at home.

Ram Mandir is not a mere building or a monument. Rather it's a testament to decades of struggle, courage, and patience of hundreds of individuals who participated in bringing it to life today.

This article will guide you through the history of Ram Mandir, highlighting everything that you must know about this historic monument.

A Journey through Ayodhya Dispute

The Ayodhya dispute first hit the courts in the 19th century. However, things escalated when an idol of Lord Ram was placed in the central dome of the mosque in the year 1949. Nonetheless, it was in the 1980s when the deity himself became a part of the overall dispute.

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During the final stages of the case in the Indian High Court, advocate Parasaran, on behalf of the Ram Lalla Virjman and the deemed birthplace, Ram Janamsthan argued that the entire disputed land belongs to the deity, that is Lord Ram. Let’s learn more about this journey in detail in this blog.

The Beginnings

It all began in January 1885, when Raghubar Das, the mahant of Nirmohi Akhara (a group of Hindu ascetics devoted to Lord Ram) filed a suit against the administration of Faizabad, the district wherein Ayodhya is situated.

The suit alleged to restrain the administration from interfering in the construction of the temple over a platform in the outer courtyard of Babri Masjid as this spot was the birthplace of Ram.

However, the court dismissed his plea citing that constructing a temple would possibly lead to communal disharmony and disturbance. A similar appeal proposed by Das in 1886 before the district judge was also dismissed stating the same reason. But this was not it. The district judge FEA Chamierb did address the fact that Babar woefully built a mosque over a sacred land of Hindus.

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Court Proceedings

Over the decades, there was a constant discord between the two religious groups i.e., the Hindus and the Muslims. Which party should have control over the site became a debatable topic.

However, in 2010, the Allahabad High Court ruled out that the disputed land of 2.77 acres would be divided into three equal parts the Muslim community, the Hindu community, and the Nirmohi Akhara sect. The authority of the main disputed section of the land (over which the mosque was built) was handed over to the Hindus.

But unfortunately, this didn’t turn out to be the final verdict. The ruling was suspended by the Supreme Court in 2011 after both the parties (Hindus & Muslims) appealed against it.

Final Verdict

Later, in the November 2019 verdict, an Archaeological Survey of India report was presented as evidence dictating that the remains of an old, non-Islamic building were found beneath the demolished Babri Mosque.

The verdict also proposed that the entire disputed land should be given to the Hindus for the construction of the Ram Mandir, and a separate piece of land should be provided to the Muslims to build a mosque.

This final verdict marked the settlement of the case and the construction of Ram Mandir.

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