After centuries of conflict in India, the “Ram temple” inaugurated.

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The inauguration of the Ram Temple in the renowned city of Ayodhya in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh took place on January 22, with religious rituals and grandeur. Stringent security measures were implemented at the site. Celebrations are happening across the country, with ceremonies being held in various places.

Ten thousand CCTV cameras as well as artificial intelligence drones were being used for the security of the opening ceremony. While in some places police personnel were deployed in plain clothes.

This event holds particular significance because, according to Hindus, the place where the temple is being built is the birthplace of Lord Rama. In 1528, a mosque, known by babri Mosque was built at this site, leading to intense grief and resentment among the Hindu community.

Religious conflicts between Hindus and Muslims arose in 1853 due to this site. Subsequently, when Britain took control of India, they partitioned the worship space between Hindus and Muslims.

After the British left India, the Indian government closed down the Babri Mosque in 1949 and state-facilitated Hindu extremists demolished the mosque in 1992. At that time, the current ruling party BJP was in power in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, laid the foundation stone of the disputed Ram Temple in Ayodhya, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, on August 5, 2020. Now, he also participated in its inaugural ceremony. According to analysts, this move could also be aimed at gaining popularity for the upcoming elections since the construction of the Ram Temple is not yet complete.

A separate mosque will be constructed soon for Muslims in lieu of the demolished Babri Mosque.

Millions of Hindus celebrate the construction of the Ram Temple, while millions of Muslims are in a state of extreme sorrow.

India’s billionaire businessman, Mukesh Ambani, has expressed this as a celebration for the entire nation, comparing it to the festival of ‘Diwali,’ while, according to Muslims, it is a black mark on India’s secular face.

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