Modi inaugurated Ram Mandir on Babri mosque site
Ram Mandir in Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) inaugurated in the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.
Despite Ram Mandir not fully completed the BJP inaugurated the mandir as General Elections in India are scheduled to take place in May 2024.
The ceremony welcomed RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and other 7,000 VVIPs across the nation which includes actors, sportspersons, industrialists, politicians, etc.
The Ram Mandir Ayodhya, a 50-year-dream project of Sangh Parivar (Hindutva organisations), came to reality after almost 31 years.
In 1992 the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its workers called karsevaks demolished the historic 450 years Babri Masjid, resulting in nationwide Hindu-Muslim riots riots and killing spree.
The incident claimed over 2000 lives, mostly muslims across India.
The Ram Temple is among the most expensive religious projects in India in recent years, spanning across 70 acres, featuring the main temple on 2.7 acres with an estimated cost of $217 million.
On November 9, 2019, the Supreme Court of India ruled in favour of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple and asked that Muslims be given an alternate plot for a mosque.
However, while this event is bringing peace to the hearts of millions of Hindus, it is like opening an old wound for Muslims.