Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat performs bhoomi pujan for the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Wednesday | PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat performs bhoomi pujan for the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Wednesday | PTI
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New Delhi: The common Muslims are not afraid of India’s real history, but it is the “secularists” and “distorians” who are insecure about it, RSS mouthpiece Organiser has said in a commentary on the Ram Temple groundbreaking ceremony that was held in Ayodhya on 5 August.

In the editorial titled ‘Reconstruction of National Consciousness’ in its latest edition, the Organiser referred to the Ram Mandir event as the “first sign of regaining our collective consciousness as a nation from civilisation point of view”.

It said Bharat made another tryst with destiny on 5 August, just like it did on 15 August 1947, when India gained “political independence”.

The editorial said secularists and historians, referred to as “communist distorians”, are afraid of this event even as the country isn’t.

It added that unlike the reconstruction of Somnath Temple in Gujarat just after Independence under then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, the Ram Temple ceremony was not “decried as the sign of ‘Hindu Revivalism’”.

“Some irrelevant voices as usual rant the raga of secularism in danger and so-called minorities feeling insecure. In reality, they expressed their insecurities of losing the plot. It is not the ordinary Muslims but these very secularists and communist distorians who were afraid of the real history and were instrumental in instigating some fundamentalist elements.”

It argued that despite their “attempts to divide Bharat into groups as the colonialists did and deny the sense of our civilisational heritage, our national consciousness is being reconstructed”. This, the editorial said, is their “real pain”.

“Their monopoly over defining ‘India’ got destroyed on August 5. This momentous occasion is another liberation for Bharat. We have symbolically attained intellectual and cultural freedom from distortionists,” it said.

“The culmination of Ram Janma Bhoomi movement has paved the way for the reconstruction of national consciousness, and this is the real essence of this new national monument in the making called Ram Mandir.”


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The ‘political message’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed the bhoomi pujan in Ayodhya at the ceremony. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Ram Temple trust head Nritya Gopal Das and UP Governor Anandiben Patel were also present at the event.

The RSS editorial noted the significance of the political presence at the event.

“The message of the epoch-making ceremony was also critical. The elected Prime Minister of Bharat not just participated in the event but performed the Bhoomi Pujan on behalf of all the people. Unlike the Somnath Temple reconstruction, the ceremony was not decried as the sign of ‘Hindu Revivalism’, nor any censorship was applied to the speeches made in Ayodhya,” it said.

During his speech there, Modi had stressed that the ceremony should be considered at par with Independence Day. The RSS mouthpiece highlighted this.

“Why this momentous occasion is so important and how we should view it for the future revitalisation of our ‘self’ should be the real points to ponder as the Ram Mandir Reconstruction has commenced in Ayodhya at the Janma Bhoomi Sthan. The moment, message and meticulous organisation, everything indicates to the quintessence of the movement and the momentous occasion,” it said.


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‘Historic’ moment

The editorial termed 5 August as a historic moment “as the 492 years old civilisational battle came to an end amicably, with the due Constitutional process”.

“Since the beginning, the struggle for the liberation of Rama Janma Bhoomi was never about just a temple. The symbol of Bharat’s righteousness was attacked and our collective consciousness buried under the debris of the temple which had to be reconstructed. The reconstruction commencement ceremony did precisely that.”

It said the entire nation celebrated the occasion with “controlled enthusiasm, another monumental reverence to the Maryada Purushottam” and all “sects, Mathas and even political parties congratulated the people on this occasion showing the rare sense of unity and purpose”.


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  1. Nagpur ke Jyogi aur Pracharak sathio, yeh to batao kitne aadmi desh ke azadi ke liye jaan diye hai aapka Hindu Mahasabha se ?? Gaddar kaun log the ?? Are yaar, jhut baat mat bolo !!

    • Bannerjee babu, U are able to blabber these words because hindu mahasabha spearheaded struggle for the formation of our west Bengal.
      Else u and me now had been in akhand Bangistan with changed names.

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