Amidst much fanfare, the Bhoomi pujan ceremony that marks the construction of Ram Mandir was performed in Ayodhya earlier today. PM Modi graced the occasion and participated in the ceremony before laying the first brick for the soon-to-be constructed Ram Mandir.
While most of the country rejoiced at the development, some individuals and media houses who identify themselves as ‘liberals’ were busy crying themselves hoarse that the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is a death knell to India’s secular credentials. ‘Liberals’ had a hard time comprehending the fact that Lord Ram will finally reside in his rightful abode and a Bhavya Ram Temple will be erected at the place. One of the reasons ‘liberals’ were also flustered with the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is because the development enjoyed the Supreme Court’s imprimatur.
Sagarika Ghose, infamous for her legendary journalism of determining one’s religion by a mere cursory glance at his semen, couldn’t bring herself to the fact that the construction of Ram Mandir is now a reality. In addition, the divine providence of the auspicious Bhoomi pujan of the Ram Mandir coinciding with the first anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370 added insult to the injury for Ms Ghose who went on to quote Prabhas Joshi:”Yeh toh Raghukul nahin” to express her disapproval.
The #RamMandirAyodhya is being built after the criminal act of demolishing a mosque and the #BhumiPujan date is the same as the day Kashmir was split into UTs and its people humiliated. As a Hindu, I quote the lines of veteran editor Prabhas Joshi:yeh toh Raghukul nahin
— Sagarika Ghose (@sagarikaghose) August 5, 2020
Pratap Bhanu Mehta, one of the luminaries of the left-leaning intelligentsia, had such an extended meltdown that Twitter’s 280 characters limit did not suffice his vitriol against the construction of Ram Temple. Instead, he penned an article in the Indian Express, postulating a preposterous theory that Ayodhya’s Ram Mandir is the “first colonisation of Hinduism by political power”.
— Pratap Bhanu Mehta (@pbmehta) August 4, 2020
Controversial journalist Rana Ayyub, who is known for her unbridled hatred towards PM Narendra Modi and Amit Shah, couldn’t hide her frustration against the Modi government for fulfilling the dreams of millions of Hindus across the world. In an attempt to undermine the citizens of India, Rana, in her opinion column in the Washington Post, lamented that the populace of the country had normalised the dissemination of “naked hatred”.
August 5 marks the depravity of the Modi regime and the immorality of a populace that has normalized the naked hatred being disseminated in India particularly during a devastating pandemic. I write here @PostOpinionshttps://t.co/eg7D5j41uv
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) August 5, 2020
Rana Ayyub also appeared profoundly dismayed as the opposition parties celebrated the historic foundation laying ceremony of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. “The Indian National Congress displaying its true character,” Ayyub despondently noted as Capt Amarinder Singh posted a tweet congratulating Indians for their cherished dream of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya finally turning into reality.
The Indian National Congress displaying its true character. https://t.co/y54eD08Vs7
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) August 5, 2020
The Wire journalist, Arfa Khanum Sherwani, expressed her disappointment questioning if this was the country her ancestors allegedly fought for.
Is this the country my ancestors fought for ?
Just can’t recognise my country anymore. #5thAugust
— Arfa Khanum Sherwani (@khanumarfa) August 4, 2020
Another Wire journalist, Prabha Raj, could not digest the fact that Ram Mandir is soon going to be a reality. Raj went so far as to condemning Ramayana altogether, contending that it was a racist portrayal of Dravidians as demons.
— 🇵🇸 پربھا 🏳️🌈 (@deepsealioness) August 5, 2020
Even though Ram Mandir is being built as per the Supreme Court verdict, senior advocate Prashant Bhushan today took to Twitter to allege that the government has built a new Republic, defying the country’s Constitution. ‘The Constitution in danger’ is a familiar refrain espoused by the liberals to condemn the government policies and decisions that do not conform to their worldview.
Today they found a new Republic, opposed to what our Constitution had imagined: Marked by a new aparthied; Where freedom of speech& speaking truth to power is replaced by a duty to worship those in power; where some men become more equal than others. Weep for our beloved country
— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) August 5, 2020
Not just Indian liberals and pseudo-seculars were fuming, foreign media was also ‘worried’ because of Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan. Here are some of the examples :
Huffington Post India tried to depict the auspicious day of 5 August as a black day by calling it infamy
In the end, everyone from the media and the judiciary to the public and the Opposition either stepped aside or helped the BJP and its allies realise their vision of projecting India as first and foremost a Hindu nation. https://t.co/4WtR0TJgNp
— HuffPost India (@HuffPostIndia) August 6, 2020
Even though Supreme Court has ruled that the land on which Ram Mandir is going to be built, belongs to Prabhu Shriram. Still anti-Hindu anti-Indian propagandist BBC News published news that tried to spread Hinduphobia.
#India PM #Modi lays foundation for Ayodhya Ram temple amid Covid surge: "Hindu mobs demolished a medieval mosque there in 1992, saying it was built on the ruins of a temple for Lord Ram, a revered deity" https://t.co/0Lov3rZTmP
— Lucas Webber (@LucasADWebber) August 5, 2020
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— Bryt FM (@Bryt991FM) August 5, 2020
The international news network Associated Press carried the news of the event as ‘Hindus in India set to build at razed mosque site’, which was taken up by many international media houses
The 16th century Babri Masjid mosque was destroyed by Hindu hard-liners in December 1992. A Supreme Court verdict last November paved the way for the building of a temple in place of the demolished mosque https://t.co/9P2AYr02JE
— Max Walden (@maxwalden_) August 4, 2020
— Andy Vermaut (@AndyVermaut) August 4, 2020
— Biswajeet Banerjee (@biswajeet01) August 4, 2020
While an overwhelming section of the Indian population went into raptures over the Bhoomi pujan ceremony of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, the liberals predictably had severe heartburn, considering their intense hatred for Hinduism and their pathological detestation for PM Modi. It was a momentous occasion for millions of Hindus around the world who witnessed the ceremony that paves the way for the homecoming of their revered God. The liberals can continue fuming, despairing, or fulminating, but the die has been cast, and there’s no stopping Bhagwan Shri Ram from claiming what is rightfully His.