When the UP CM, Yogi Adityanath was asked if he would attend any kind of similar function as ‘Bhoomi Pujan‘ for Ram Mandir, for construction of Mosque – he turned the question another way around and asked the press if he would ever be invited for it at the first place.
“Do you think I will ever be invited for a groundbreaking ceremony for a Mosque? I don’t think it is a problem for me as much as it is for them. Therefore, I don’t have any dilemma about it,” he said in an interview for the channels.
He later elucidated that as a CM he would not discriminate between caste, religion, communities, etc but as a Hindu, he would object himself from attending any such event as he as a citizen of India is secular and has the right to abide by his religion.
” People should take inspiration from him, Iqbal Ansari. It is a reflection on our democratic system that as Muslims, he felt safe in Ayodhya while fighting the case. Would a Hindu feel safe in Pakistan or Afghanistan if he was fighting for a temple?” said Yogi Adityanath appreciating one of the main litigants for accepting the Supreme Court’s decision.
He stated that the reason behind the nation turning into a platform for terrorism, riots, and Naxalism is because of ‘pseudo-secularism’. He further added that the temple movement will be an initiative towards unmasked ‘pseudo-secularism’.
“Majority of the performers are Muslim participating in a Deepostav in Indonesia and when I asked them about it, they said they have the right to practice their religion but whatever religion they might follow, they cannot change their ancestors,” he said.
Critics in India need to learn from foreign nations to respect every religion even though they follow the religion of their ancestors.
Written by Ompriya Sahoo
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