It’s less than 15 days to death of Vishva Hindu Parishad’s (VHP) prominent leader Ashok Singhal, activists were trending on the social media with a hashtag #indiawantsrammandir on Monday 30th November. Following the vow of building Ram Mandir on disputed sight of Ayodhya, announced a gathering at the site on 6th December which is the anniversary of the Babri demolition.
The hashtag was buzzed on both Twitter and Facebook on Sunday 29th November, which in no time received re-tweet and comments.
Prior to this Hundreds of VHP and BJP followers reached Ayodhya on Friday 27th November, for immersing Singhal’s ashes in the Saryu, thereafter took vow to build Ram Mandir at the dispute site, said media reports.
Hashim Ansari, oldest petitioner of Ramjanambhoomi remarking on the recent updates told The Telegraph “Let the deceased rest if you want to pay an honest tribute to Singhal. We have seen them doing politics on Ramjanmabhoomi, but the politics of ashes is disgusting and dangerous. They are politicizing his urn to emotionally exploit Hindus.”
The Babri Mosque which was located in Ayodhya a city of Uttar Pradesh state was demolished back in 1992, when a political rally turned into riot involving more than 150000 people, resulted in death of atleast 200 individual and riots in many other cities of India including Mumbai and Delhi. The day 6th December is celebrated as Shaurya Diwas (Bravery Day) by the VHP and allies, whereas Muslim sects of the city observe Yaum-e-Ghum (Mourning Day).
Mohan Bhagwat, Chief of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has extended also support to the meeting with a comment that “If we have to accomplish the resolve of Ashokji (Ashok Singhal), we have to take a pledge today to make his resolve ours. We have to make serious attempts to accomplish the Ram temple and that will be a true tribute to him.”
Meanwhile, VHP president Praveen Togadia as says “The central government should pass an act in Parliament to construct a Ram temple in Ayodhya, It will be a fitting tribute to Ashok Singhal.”
The trend picked up on social media, where people explained the need for a temple, while a number of people utilized the trend to express their disagreement to the decision.
— Haroon Rashid (@cr7_harun) November 30, 2015
India needs jobs,infrastructure,good education facilities and many thing before #IndiaWantsRamMandir People should unite for the nation.
— Ananya Jain (@imananyajain) November 30, 2015