Azam: Don’t drag minorities in Ayodhya issue

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Azam: Don’t drag minorities in Ayodhya issue

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

Mohammad Azam Khan, the rabble-rouser leader of Samajwadi Party, has accused Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of creating a 1992-like situation on Ram temple issue.

The Babri mosque was demolished on December 6, 1992.

Azam Khan had earlier demanded that the statue of Lord Ram should be taller than the Statue of Unity recently unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat.

The SP leader said that the political parties and organisations spearheading the temple movement should refrain from dragging the  minority community in the dispute as the minority communities had always been the loser after flare-up caused by communally sensitive issues.

He said the call given by saints and sadhus for the construction of Ram temple and describing their proposed movement a ‘mahasangram’ (blood bath) was a move to divert the attention of the people from the real issues. 

Azam Khan said the Indian economy was already under stress due to inflation and falling value of rupee against dollar and any further trouble due to the Ram temple issue would have disastrous impact on the economy.

The SP leader alleged that the leaders of the Sangh parivar were openly criticising the Supreme Court for delay in the hearing of the Ayodhya dispute by the apex court.

He said the ‘mahasangram’ had divided the society as Pandavas and Kauravas but the majority community would have to decide who were, Pandavas and Kauravas.

Khan said he wanted the minority community to be left alone and not be dragged in the controversy.

“The mahasangram of 1992 was not started by Muslims and they have never opposed the Ram temple. But raking up the issue just before the election could backfire on the BJP,” he said.