Today when the Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan is being done, Lal Das needs to be remembered. His words have to be heard again(1/n)
Baba Lal Das was the court-appointed priest in Ayodhya in 1983. The head-priest of the Ram temple at Ayodhya, Lal Das opposed the Advani–led rath yatra. He opposed the politicisation of religion and was made to pay with his life: he was found shot dead on November 16, 1993. (2/n)
Lal Das paid for his commitment to peace, harmony and non-violence with his life. ”The Hindus and Muslims of Ayodhya and Faizabad can resolve the issue themselves,” Lal Das asserted while commenting on the situation arising out of Mr Advani’s Rath Yatra. (3/n)
Lal Das was shot dead in his village and no one was tried for his murder. Such murders obviously do not become sensational in the media since they are of people who preach peace and unity. (4/4)
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