August 5, 2020, a historic day for the people of India as the construction of Ayodhya Ram Mandir begins today. The site of Ayodhya Ram Mandir has been in dispute for decades till last year. It was in November 2019, when the Supreme Court of India awarded Hindus the ownership of the site. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India visited Ayodhya for the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony and laid the foundation brick. Around 170 guests were invited for the stone laying ceremony of Ayodhya Ram Mandir. Yogi Adityanath, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and Mohan Bhagwat, chief of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh also attended the event. The entire city of Ayodhya is decorated for this auspicious event.
It was a long battle been fought between several parties who claimed the land. It leads to the demolition of Babri Masjid by Hindu fringe groups. Let us check out the timeline of events that led to this historic day of August 5th, 2020 of Ayodhya Ram Mandir construction.
1528: Babri Masjid is constructed in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.
1853: First recorded instance of religious violence near the site.
1859: Fence erected to allow separate access to both community members.
1949: Ram and Sita’s idols placed inside the site and the government declares the site disputed.
1984: Committee created to build a temple on the site.
1989: VHP lays the foundation for the Ram temple.
1990: BJP supremo LK Advani undertakes ‘Rath Yatra’.
Dec 6, 1992: Babri Masjid is demolished.
1992: Liberhan Commission is formed.
2010: Allahabad High Court rules that the site should be split.
2011: Supreme Court suspends the High Court ruling.
2017: SC calls for ‘out of court’ settlement.
March 2019: SC refers to the case of mediation.
August 2019: Mediation fails. SC begins day-to-day hearing of the case.
October 2019: Hearing concludes.
November 2019: Supreme Court decides that a temple will be built at the disputed Ayodhya site. An alternate land was given to the Sunni Waqf board.
December 2019: Maulana Syed Ashhad Rashidi files review petition against the ruling, following many other review petitions. Supreme Court dismisses all petitions.
February 2020: The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board accepts five acres of land allotted to them by the state government for building a mosque.
August 5, 2020: Bhoomi Pujan at the Ram Temple site in Ayodhya.
The entire nation is happy for the much-awaited Ayodhya Ram Mandir construction. Jai Shree Ram.