Narendra Modi inaugurated a Hindu temple on the ruins of a mosque: “Finally the god Rama has arrived”

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi poses at the new temple (Kay Nietfeld/dpa) (PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU/)

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modiinaugurated this Monday the new Hindu temple of Ayodhyalocated in a town disputed for centuries by the Muslim community, and has applauded the measure, which comes after “unprecedented patience and countless sacrifices.”

Within the framework of the celebrations, for which there was a extensive security device, Modi has highlighted that “finally the god (Rama) has arrived.”

“There is a lot to say, but I have a lump in my throat. (…) I congratulate the country on a day like today,” she stated before stating that Rama, who now has a temple, “will stop living in a tent.”

The temple, now known as “The Mecca of Hinduism”has been built on the ruins of a mosque and its controversial inauguration comes shortly before electionsplanned for this year.

The temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Rama in Ayodhya (India's Press Information Bureau/Handout via REUTERS)
The temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Rama in Ayodhya (India’s Press Information Bureau/Handout via REUTERS) (PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU/)

For Modi, this Monday’s celebration is not simply a significant date on the calendar but the “dawn of a new era.” “Even after thousands of years, people will remember this moment. It is the greatest blessing of Rama,” he said before asking for forgiveness from said deity for “taking so long” to give him a place.

“Rama’s existence has been questioned, but he appears on the first page of the Indian Constitution. “I thank the Supreme Court for maintaining the dignity of the legislation,” has manifested. In this sense, he has expressed that the critical voices that have opposed the construction of the temple “do not understand the purity of India’s social conscience.”

“The construction is a symbol of peace in Indian society, of patience and harmony,” he stated, according to information collected by the NDTV television network. “Rama is not fire, it is energy. Rama is not a dispute, it is a solution. “He is not just ours, he belongs to everyone,” he stated.

Mohammed Shahid, grandson of Haji Abdul Gaffar, the last imam of the Babri mosque, poses in front of the remains of the temple destroyed by a Hindu mob in Ayodhya (pictured October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui)
Mohammed Shahid, grandson of Haji Abdul Gaffar, the last imam of the Babri mosque, poses in front of the remains of the temple destroyed by a Hindu mob in Ayodhya (pictured October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui) (DANISH SIDDIQUI) /)

A muslim demonstration in 1992 subsequently led to the destruction by a Hindu mob of the Babri Mosquein Ayodhya, an act of violence that led to the outbreak of serious clashes in India, where at least 2,000 people died.

Since then, the place has been under extraordinary protective measures. The dispute over the ownership of this place between Hindus and Muslims ended in 2019 when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the former, although he also ruled that the demolition of the mosque was a “flagrant violation of the rule of law.”

The court allotted Muslims another piece of land in Ayodhya to build a mosque.

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