A week after the ascension of BJP hardliner, Yogi Adityanath on the CM’s chair in UP, a Muslim group has come out openly in support for the construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya. What’s more, the group has put up posters, around 210 big and small ones, to this effect in Lucknow and Faizabad.
Muslim Karsevak Sangh (MKS) president Mohd Azam Khan said that he drew inspiration for the posters from the Supreme Court’s recent appeal for the two to go for an out-of-court settlement on the issue.
A former RSS-backed Muslim Rashtriya Manch member, he left the organisation following differences over theĀ solution to the issue. However, Khan went on to add that he be provided police security for his ābold’ and ‘modern’ step. The objective of these posters was to bring forth anĀ opinion on the subject from both sides, he said.
It may be noted that after the Babri Masjid demolition in 1992, Muslims were bitterly opposed to the majority community’s claim that the disputed site was the birthplace of Lord Rama and hence a Ram Temple be constructed there.
This apart, the ‘father’ of these posters has also started taking ideas from like-minded and progressive Muslims to come to some sort of an agreement on the 25-year-old issue.