Now that the Supreme Court has pronounced its verdict on the Ayodhya dispute, paving the way for the construction of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya, both the Muslim and Hindi religious leaders are talking about downplaying the anniversary of the demolition of the Babri mosque.
While the police are taking no chances — an official said the security arrangement in the temple town are similar to those ahead of the SC judgment day — religious organisations have assured that the December 6 anniversary will be low key, reported PTI.
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has too decided against observing the 27th anniversary of the demolition as “Shaurya Diwas”.
“Yaum-e-gham (day of sorrow) will be observed, wherever it was observed last year. And, it is up to individuals to observe it or not,” senior AIMPLB office-bearer Zafaryab Jilani said.
VHP spokesman Sharad Sharma said, “There will be no public function. People may light earthen lamps in various temples. Seers are also of the view that truth has triumphed so there is no relevance of the celebrations.”
On November 30, Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas chief Mahant Nritya Gopal Das too had appealed against observing “Shaurya Diwas”, saying there was no relevance left for it after the apex court verdict.