‘Will there be a Mandir or a Masjid?’ is a question that has troubled India for the longest time. The harsh reality of our country is that no matter how much we try to hide it, there is always a rift between Hindus and Muslims.
But every now and then, we hear news that someone has taken a step to reach out to the other community and that is when we realize that the people of our country aren’t divided but its the politicians and their agenda that influence them.
The Ram Jamnabhoomi and Babri Masjid case is like a never-ending rollercoaster fueled by religious and political conflicts and this issue seems to make a comeback every election season. Ayodhya, in particular, is always steaming with communal tension as it has become the main battleground for Netas who thrive on communal hate.
However, the Shri Sita Ram temple in Ayodhya decided to do something to uphold harmony and send out a message that there is absolutely no hate in their hearts. The temple hosted an Iftaar Meal in its premises where Hindus and Muslims sat together to relish delicious food.
The priest of the temple, Yugal Kishore said in a statement that this is the third time they have organized an Iftar Meal and they will continue to do the same in the future as well. He feels that people should let go of hate and celebrate every festival with great zeal.
Muzammil Fiza, who attended the Iftaar Meal said some really powerful words to a news wire. "People with an agenda do not want communities to come together and hold an event like this. In a country where people play politics in the name of religion, people like Yugal Kishor send out a message of love," said Fiza.
So while our politicians are actually forming their entire campaign around communal hate and the construction of the Mandir being their main agenda, the people of Ayodhya are more concerned with peace, spreading love and eradicating all kinds of hatred.