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Of An Auspicious Place In India

a Pale light falls into the hall of columns, from the first floor Rattling penetrates. The top of the Sadhus food, Holy men with long beards, her skinny body wrapped in white sheets. Below the Supreme priest of the temple, Nritya Gopal sitting against a pillar, leaning up. He holds audience.

The 80-year-old head priest hardly moved, only sometimes the fingers play at the scarf with the inscription: "The Ram live." This is the most important Hindu God and dedicated to the Sadhu his life. Him and the construction of a controversial temple. Now the Supreme court has made India the way for free. According to the judgment from 9 November 2019 is allowed Hindus to build in Ayodhya, a place of prayer for the Ram (read here more about the judgment of the Supreme court on the decades-long dispute). Exactly at the point now, where religious fanatics in 1992, the Babri mosque from the 16th century. Century destroyed.

On the game, the inner peace of a country where religious tensions between Hindus and Muslims have a long history is.

The fact was the Symbol of a destructive fanaticism. The wounds healed not. Now the judges have spoken about it in one of the largest disputes of India, the only question is: Will the ruling justice? There is a lot at stake, especially the inner peace of a country where religious tensions between Hindus and Muslims have a long history.

Ayodhya, in India an auspicious place. The dispute over the temple and mosque has been brewing for more than a century. As he escalated in 1992, broke out in many cities of India unrest. 2000 people died. Violence threatens now? Nritya Gopal Das, the priest in the temple, Badi Chhwani, want to know such a danger is nothing. The judgment had led a long-running dispute to an excellent end, he says.

There is nothing to share

it Would not have been a sign of reconciliation, to divide the country? To build a mosque and temple side by side? "Impossible," says the Sadhu. Where Ram is the seventh incarnation of Vishnu was born. Since there is nothing to share, says the Sadhu. Because the Muslims would have to soft. No other way. Not for him, the calls for the temple so long ago. He has only hit one goal in mind: "God". Then all was good.

Who comes out of the temple into the open, running through the streets of a sophisticated city. The state has secured Ayodhya since the riots of 1992, now the place of pilgrimage, a fortress. Road Blocks, Body Checks, Police Patrols. Each party to the dispute, any Tumult is to be prevented. But nowhere is that so many of the security deployed forces around the house of Iqbal Ansari. If you protect the man in the white Kurta and Nehru jacket, monitor, or both, is hard to say. The 53-year-old mechanic has been drawn up for the interests of the Muslims before the court. He continues what was started by his father, Hashim.

A Statue of the Hindu God Ram in Ayodhya. Him to honor a temple. Photo: Danish Siddiqui (Reuters)

The father tried already in 1949, the mosque on the top of Ayodhya in court to protect. At that time, Hindus have placed a Ram Statue in the Interior of the mosque. Thereafter, the mosque for Muslims was closed, they could no longer pray to Allah. The father fought for seventy years for the claim of the Muslims, even after the destruction of the mosque. He died at the age of 99. His son, Iqbal Ansari took over.

if You want an appointment this afternoon for an interview, but a police officer and says that the Interview was forbidden. "Security," he says, than that would explain everything. So, only the journey remains for the district court judges to Lodge a complaint. A Journalist wants to interview Iqbal Ansari, the police let him. The thing is clear, says the judge. There is no reason to ban the conversation. What happened in Ayodhya, was overcome.

travel back to Iqbal Ansari. In a room of plastic chairs are pushed in. Ansari sits down in front of the wall, to the right of him is a man in a checkered shirt, he was already there. The man introduces himself, suggesting that he belongs to the secret service. To the left of Ansari, the police officer's place to him, six men in Uniform, the Ansari rigid. To explain approved, that you want to talk, the police officer hart: "Interview. But only under supervision." This is mandatory to guarantee safety. As the conversation begins, says Ansari only short sentences. "I accept the verdict", or: "I am satisfied." The court had decided.

a few hours after the judgment reported in Indian Newspapers: 90 arrests for allegedly inflammatory comments on social media. The Cyber-police of Posts that wanted to poison the climate, 8275 comments, on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube. You can't see now. Provider, you need to delete, if the state of the orders.

to hear No Chance, what do you think of Ansari's how he feels. Later, he says that he would not submit any Petition to the judgment of the Supreme judge to check. This opportunity the Constitution offers. One of the Muslim associations announces to do the same. You will see errors and contradictions in the judgment and want to have the document officially.

At the judgment itself, this should not change anything. Ansari looks tired. He sits outside on the bench, between the green doors, and looks at the goat, rummaging in the garbage. He does not want to speak on this day, about earlier, when the Mob stormed the mosque. The atmosphere in 1992 was so heated, that many Muslims were afraid to leave the city. And on 6. December was save the Babri mosque.

Pramod Maurya can tell the story. He was in it. 45 years old, strongly built, short hair, glasses. He wears a saffron colored scarf and is not afraid to tell of the hours of the storm. He is proud of. At that time they all wore orange headbands, he says, as a sign of movement.

The assault on the mosque

6. December 1992. On the Morning of the Babri stand-mosque yet. A building from the year 1528, the three domes. Half a Millennium it had defied nature, the earthquake. But the storm of the Hindu fanatics of the mosque had nothing to oppose. The state also does not. With pimples, and the shovels, and sticks, they advanced, stormed the hill. Maurya tells how they made the robber's heads on that day, the comrades came to the walls. It only took a few hours, the mosque was destroyed. Later, disturbing scenes and many other Indian places. Houses and shops burned, people were chasing people. The violence that escalated after the fact of Ayodhya, wants to Maurya to say nothing. What had happened in other places, he could not comment on it. But the storm, he has never looked back.

Maurya told free and euphoric, and he did not seem to fear the justice, he was part of the foot people, has prosecuted since then, no one. The Tests, trials against the former mastermind behind the effort, were always in the Sand. The accusations are directed against the leading forces of the Hindu nationalist party BJP and other veterans of the temple movement.

The Hindu nationalist movement uses Religion. The campaign for the temple was their strongest vehicle, Ayodhya the staging area. Politically, this strategy worked. Long those the the of Hindu nationalism preach, the Central government's control. Prime Minister Narendra modi and his people take advantage of the popularity of the God Ram to get in Ayodhya is now a magnificent house.

In a dusty construction yard store many stones for it. Stonemasons have carved pillars and Ceilings, the ornate parts are stacked on the site of the world Hindu Council in Ayodhya. A gigantic kit. Temple-Lego in original size. Sandstone from Rajasthan, for God Ram only the Best.

Created: 27.11.2019, 19:48 PM

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