On 6th December 1992, a large crowd of aggressive ‘Hindu Karsevak’ demolished the 16th century Babri Masjid in the city of Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. The demolition occurred after a political rally at the site went wrong. On 6th December 1992, the VHP and BJP organized a rally involving more than 1,50,000 people as ‘Karsevak’. This rally on 6th December turned into a violent rally leading Karsevaks to pass the security and demolishing the Mosque. The succeeding inquiry into the case found 68 people responsible for Violence. The list of responsible people includes some leaders from Vishva Hindu Parishad and BJP. The demolition of the Babri Mosque leads to lead the rioting between Hindus and Muslims of our country. As per the estimated score, more than 2,000 people were killed in this riot. As a result of which Hindus in Muslim country like Pakistan and Bangladesh were also hurt.
2018 marks the completion of the 26th anniversary of Babri Masjid Demolition. VHP celebrates this day as ‘Shaurya Divash’. Even after 26 years, not even a single brick has been put forward for the construction of Lord Ram Temple. The case has been pending in the court. Only the trials have been conducted. No decision had been made so far. BJP who elevated the slogans with RSS that ‘Mandir Wahi Banaenge’ in 1992 is now in power at the Center and at State as well. The Hindu Karsevak and RSS supporters are now demanding the construction of Lord Ram Temple and establishment of Lord Ram statue under the temple.
The day from which the BJP has come to power is saying that we are fighting in Supreme Court. Soon the judgment in the favor of Lord Ram Temple construction will prevail. On the other hand, the opposition party Congress is demanding stay.
Embedded in the heart of India is Uttar Pradesh, a land where cultures have evolved and religions emerge. The greatness of Uttar Pradesh lies not only in this confluence but also in the emergence of cultural and religious traditions along some of the greatest rivers in the Indian sub-continent – the Ganga and the Yamuna
Adityanath’s government in Uttar Pradesh has drawn criticism for not including the Taj Mahal in the official tourist ministry booklet in Uttar Pradesh. Taj Mahal, one among the Seven Wonders of the World is not a tourist spot according to the UP government. The structure from the Mughal era has been left out from a number of other schemes launched to develop infrastructure in Ayodhya, Varanasi and Mathura, which has prompted critics to call the Budget a Hindutva one.
This tourism book comprises lots of things as like it has CM’s photo, various things that Up government has promoted for tourism, Poor Puritan Vikas Yojna, Varanasi Ganga Aarti, temples of Mathura, Governors and Chief Ministers indulging in Pooza, Ayodhya, CM’s home city Gorakhpur, Kumbh Mela of Allahabad but the only thing which is missing in this tourism book is Taj Mahal which is one of the wonders of 7 Wonders of the world.
Although criticised, the government’s move did not surprise many as Chief Minister Adiyanath had made it clear in June that he did not believe that the Taj Mahal “reflected Indian culture”. On June 16, he had said that foreign dignitaries visiting India are now gifted epics like the Bhagavad Gita and the Ramayan instead of replicas of the Taj Mahal and other minarets.
Others believe that neglecting the Taj Mahal will harm the state’s tourism. “Agra has three World Heritage sites and deserved a better deal in the budget,” said Secretary for Tourism Guild of Agra Rajeev Saxena.