The 28th anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolishing was same as the previous years. As usual both Hindus and Muslims were denying from having any special event to mark the day on Sunday. Also because there was a lot of heavy securities kept in the town to ensure peace.
However, Hindu Mahasabha, took an oath on the banks or river Saryu for the liberation of the temples of Kashi and Mathura on the lines of Ayodhya as it marked the occasion.
The administration had also told residents and the people living nearby not to organise any gathering or a function looking and taking care of the coronavirus pandemic.
Two years back , Until 2018, the people of Vishwa Hindu Parishad used to observe this day as the Shaurya Diwas which is – day of bravery, while the Muslims who stayed in the town marked it as ‘Black Day’.
However, this year no such thing will happen. The VHP had already announced that as the Supreme Court gave the authority to the disputed site for a temple there was no such need for observing that day in any special manner.
Senior VHP leader Mahant Kamal Nayan Das told PTI that they had issued advisories to our ranks and have asked everyone not to celebrate the anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition as Shaurya Diwas or black day.
From the Muslim side, Haji Mahboob, who was their main person involved in the Babri Masjid case, said that they have not held any event on that day. But they mourned the demolition of Babri Masjid in the mosques and also offered special prayers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 5th August 2020 laid the foundation here of a Ram temple, the culmination of a campaign that helped to rise the BJP and marked the fulfilment of one of its core poll promises that it had made to the citizens.
The anniversary last year was also a low-key affair with both Hindu and Muslim religious leaders downplaying the occasion although tight security measures were placed.
Ayodhya Deputy Inspector General of Police Deepak Kumar told t hatthe anniversary on Sunday passed off peacefully without any problems or disputes and no event was organised.
The seers, the priest and the people of Ayodhya joined hands for peace and communal harmony.
Meanwhile, Hindu Mahasabha leader who is Manish Pandey told that on that day they have taken a pledge to free the temples of Kashi and Mathura same way as they have liberated the Ram Mandir.
Meanwhile, Babri Masjid Action Committee Convener Zafaryab Jilani said that a memorandum which is addressed to the President and the Chief Justice of India has been sent, telling the CBI to file a petition in the high court against the judgement of the people who were charged in trial in the Babri demolition case.
A mosque at the site where it was made on the land of a temple on this day back in 1992 by ‘kar sevaks’ who believed that the mosque was built on a temple land, leading to a protracted legal action which ended with the Supreme Court decision.