Ram Janmabhumi-an insight into the politics of religion, law and the Apex Court
Hindus have believed since decades that the disputed land of Ayodha is the birthplace of Lord Rama where Babri Mosque was built in the 16th century by the Mughal emperor Babur.
The religious dispute began to turn serious in 18th century which finally burst out and ignited communal fire in the year 1992 when a large number of mob mostly Karsevaks gathered at the site and demolished the then existing Babri Masjid.
It was the beginning of some heinous communal riots which the Indians would never like to witness ever in future. Mumbai blast took place, brutal incident of Godhra train burning was orchestrated which killed more than 50 innocent people.
And then came the notorious Gujarat riot which took away lives of more than 5000 people. Several enquiry commission, committees, SIT were formed to track down the conspirators. Many have been convicted, some were acquitted and most never apprehended.
In the last 70 years almost all political parties have baked their bread on this burning religious issue. Many communal riots took place throughout the country in the name of Ram Janmabhumi. What surprises the intellectuals most is even in the 4g era many people are deprived from quality education, food, shelter but ready to kill each other in the name of religion.
In the court of law it's impossible to proof the existence of God by means of scientific evidence. However, the Apex Court in the instant case relied upon the archaeological findings which establishes beyond reasonable doubt that the Mosque was built over a Hindu temple.
The counterpart ie. the legal representatives of the Sunni Waqf Board could not produce sufficient proof in support of their claim and so finally the Supreme Court of India unanimously resolved to issue order in favour of the worshipers of Lord Rama.