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Should Ram Mandir be built at Ayodhya?
If Jerusalem can be holy to Christians, Mecca can be holy to Muslims, then why can't Ayodhya be holy to Hindus? Ram Mandir should be built. A referendum is the best way to pave way for its construction.

One gets sick of the debates and discussions on the Babri Masjid title case and its demolition and whether a Ram temple should be built at the disputed site. Our vote bank oriented political parties, secularist intelligentsia and the sophisticated foreign financed media are tolerant of every religion other than Hinduism.

The government gives subsidy to Muslim pilgrims going for Haj but not to Hindu or Sikh pilgrims visiting their places of worship. The government pays salaries to imams of mosques but not to priests of Hindu temples. The government gives grants to madrasas but not to schools run by Hindu religious organisations.

The fact is that, historically, Hindus are peace loving and tolerant. The Muslim community has perceived it as our weakness for ages. Will the Muslim world allow a Ram temple to be built at Mecca? Will the Christians allow a Ram temple or even a Jewish temple to be built in place of the Church of Nativity at Bethlehem?

If Mecca, the birth place of Prophet Mohammed can be holy to Muslims, if Bethlehem, the birth place of Jesus Christ can be holy to the Christians, why can't Ayodhya, the birth place of Ram be holy to Hindus? Can courts adjudicate exactly where Ram, Jesus or Prophet Mohammad were born? If Mughal emperor Babar committed a barbaric act by destroying the Ram temple and constructing a mosque, what is wrong if the offending mosque is destroyed and a temple is built in its place?

The Hindus have offered to build a mosque at an alternate site at their own cost. Most of the Indian media, the one per cent educated and prosperous elite and intelligentsia of the country, consist of Westernised oriental men and women whose religion is money, booze and sex. To them, Sri Ram has no relevance. But that is not so for the majority of north Indians who follow Hindu religion and culture.

Vote bank politics, the Indian Supreme Court, the pseudo secularists and the Indian Muslim leadership are opposed to construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya. The Supreme Court has suggested that the matter be settled out of court and has offered to mediate. Does the honorable and learned Chief Justice of India sincerely believe that the Muslim hardliners, who are not ready to empower Muslim women, ban tripple talak and ready to pay maintenance to divorced Muslim women, will agree to a Ram Mandir being built in place of the demolished Babri Masjid?

The only solution appears to be of holding a referendum on the issue. The referendum should be held as early as possible. The voter must choose one of the following options (represented diagrammatically on the EVM): a) `Allow Ram Temple to be built at Ayodhya on the disputed and a Babri Masji on undisputed land acquired for the purpose'; b)`Reconstruct Babri Masjid on disputed land and construct Ram Temple on undisputed land'; c)`Do not allow construction of Ram Temple or Babri Masjid on the disputed or undisputed sites at Ayodhya.

May the will of the people prevail!

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