Friday, September 24, 2010

Welcome verdict

By staying the Allahabad High Court verdict, which was to be delivered on Sept. 24, by a week, the Supreme Court has brought relief to the common people of India.It is a welcome verdict. Religious groups of both parties were involved in surcharging the nation with religious beliefs to disturb the communal harmony . The religious and political parties should be aware of the fact that the situation has drastically changed and economy has the primacy over anything else in day to life day. The people are now much more awakened and conscious about the economy and health issues than they were 20 years back. As the common mass has nothing to do with the judgement on 63 years’ long outstanding dispute over the ownership on the right of land on which Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid stands in Ayodhya, the politics over secularism and communalism makes the issue with the sole aim of vote bank politics. The Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh (RSS), which is the doting parent of Bhartiya Janata Party(BJP), Viswa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrandal, was mainly leading the chaged mob of thousands of Kar Sevaks to demolish the Babri- Masjid on December 6, 1992. This was the blackest day of the nation. The communal violence that followed the demolition all over the country took the innocent lives of thousands of people.This trgic situation had not come if the then government of late Prime Minister Narsimha Rao at the Centre acted in time. It was because of the total laxity of the Central government that such tragic incident took place and all secular-minded Indians had to hang their face in shame. VHP, BJP and other Hindu chauvinists had charged the nation with religion that also proved to be the black spot on secular character of the nation. As BJP is the political wing of RSS, it grew from strength to strength by polarising the Hindus for political benefits in elections that followed the demolition by promising the people that if they were voted to power, they would build the grand Ram Temple on the disputed site of Ramjanam-Bhoomi Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. The Hindu chauvinists became successful with their tricks and came to power in 1998 after Mid term Lok Sabha elections. But they did not keep the promise as it was impossible in secular India.They remained in power for 7 seven years but they did nothing because their political benefit was in lingering the matter as long as possibe and because of the fact that they represented the coalition government all these years. The Supreme Court has stayed for a week the Ayodhya title suit verdict that was due to be pronounced by Allahabad High Court on Friday and will hear the plea for deferment of the judgement on September. The Supreme Court’s decision came after an appeal to the stay on the judgment, saying the matter could be settled out of court.The court also issued notice to all the parties to the title suit and asked the attorney general to be present in the court when the case is heard on September 28. The Central government has rightly been on alert for any fallout from the verdict, appealing for calm. It banned public meetings in the state and bulk mobile text messages that could be used to spread rumours and plan riots.

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