All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM) on Sunday, in a letter to the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, urged his immediate intervention into the ongoing developments in Ayodhya, after the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) organised a public meeting to put pressure for the construction of a Ram Temple, as per a PTI report.
Ayodhya, a temple town in Uttar Pradesh, is on edge as the pitch is raised for the construction of the temple.
The AIMMM said in its letter that the presence of “unruly mobs” in Ayodhya is a clear pointer to the way things are moving in an unchecked manner in Uttar Pradesh.
The VHP has called for a ‘Dharam Sabha’, which is being called as the largest congregation of ‘Ram bhakts’ in Ayodhya since the 1992 ‘kar seva’. The organisers of the meeting have said that more than 3 lakh devotees, including seers, will attend it and that it will be held at Bade Bhakt Mal Ki Baghia.
“If any attempt is made to forcibly change the status quo at the disputed site at Ayodhya, it would tantamount to a gross violation of the orders of the Supreme Court,” AIMMM chief Navid Hamid said in the letter.
It said the lives and safety of thousands of innocent people were at stake and alleged that the Uttar Pradesh government was displaying “total negligence of its responsibility” to maintain peace in the state.
Hamid said the state government cannot abdicate its constitutional responsibility of protecting all citizens.