Hyderabad: With the Bhumi Puja for Ram temple in Ayodhya fast approaching on August 5, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi should not attend a religious function as he represents all religions and also the people who don’t believe in any religions.
In a series of tweets on Tuesday, he said the place where the Babri Masjid stood will always remain a mosque.
Expressing reservations about a Prime Minister attending a religious function “in violation of his constitutional oath.” Owaisi said: “Attending the Bhumi Puja in the official capacity will be a violation of the Prime Minister’s Constitutional oath. Secularism is part of the basic structure of the Constitution. We can’t forget that for over 400 years, Babri stood in Ayodhya and it was demolished by a criminal mob in 1992,” he tweeted through his official twitter handle.
The AIMIM chief maintained his stand against the proposed building of a grand Ram temple where the Babri Masjid once stood and has said time and again that the Supreme Court’s judgement was in-fact a ‘faith over facts’ judgement and which might encourage the Hindutva forces to stake claim over other such places of worship belonging to the minority community.
“The Supreme Court may be supreme, but is not infallible” was his reaction on the day the apex court gave the landmark judgement.