Ayodhya Verdict: How Yogi’s decision gave relief to Center
A decision by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has given immense relief to those wishing to build a temple in Ayodhya, including the central government and the Sangh Parivar.
Lucknow: A decision by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has given immense relief to those wishing to build a temple in Ayodhya, including the central government and the Sangh Parivar.
With this decision, the possibility of any confrontation after the construction of the temple has been dismissed. The Chief Minister’s decision is related to the renaming of Faizabad district, due to which the boundaries of Ayodhya has expanded considerably.
Yogi Adityanath had changed the names of many districts in the past. In similar lines, Faizabad's name was also changed to Ayodhya.
Now the central government can execute the Supreme Court’s verdict by giving five acres of land to Sunni Waqf Board anywhere in the old Faizabad district. The court has directed the central government to give 5 acre land to Sunni Waqf Board for building a mosque in ‘Ayodhya.’
Had Yogi Adityanath not changed the name of Faizabad district, the Center would have had to give land within the border of Ayodhya. It is deemed that the circumference of Ayodhya is five kos (one kos is 1.8 kilometer) and all the places pertaining to Lord Ram falls within another 14 kos. That is why panch kosi and 14 kosi parikrama is considers as a holy trail.
By converting Faizabad into Ayodhya district, Yogi Adityanath gave a huge relief to the Center that it can now give land anywhere in the entire district.
In ancient times, Ayodhya had been the capital of Kosalraj. Then its area was said to be of 96 miles. Presently, the total area of Ayodhya district is about 2764 kilometer.
According to apex court’s verdict, a suitable plot of land can be given to Sunni Waqf Board anywhere in Ayodhya district.