AYODHYA - A TIME BOMB
For almost 10 years, India has been experiencing a protracted political crisis related to the destruction of the Babur Mosque in Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh). In its place, followers of Hinduism seek to "restore" the temple of the deity Rama, which led to Hindu-Muslim clashes in 1992-1993 (currently there are about 830 million Hindus and 120 million Muslims in India). These events clearly demonstrated the inability of the last government of the Indian National Congress (INC) party to solve complex problems of interfaith relations, called into question the strength of the foundations of a secular state and secularism laid down by the Nehru course, and brought to power a coalition of right-wing parties led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The tragedy of December 6, 1992 in the city of Ayodhya is now recalled by armed special forces outfits and a checkpoint set up nine hundred meters from Ram Janmabhumi, the supposed birthplace of the legendary prince. Here, the police are especially careful to check documents and select everything that can, in their opinion, cause harm, up to ballpoint pens. Further along a narrow corridor of metal structures, the road leads to a vacant lot. The site where the Babur Mosque used to be located is covered with asphalt, and rare flower beds are laid out around it. Nearby stands a platform with statues of Rama, his brothers and the leader of the monkey army Hanuman. "When I was going to Ayodhya, the Delhi people I knew were wary of my intention," a well-known indologist, Ye. V., said at a meeting of the Center for Indian Studies of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Vanina. - Some sadly sighed: "But I wasn't there," others pointedly remarked: "I was there, even before...all of it." Thus, they made it clear that Ayodhya is a special place, which is followed by a trail of evil fame. Indeed, a dark cloud seemed to hang over the palaces and temples of the city. They are constantly waiting for provocations here ... Read more
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