‘Peace March’ for Muslims and Hindus in India

The Indian city of Jaipur, Rajasthan, is set to host an Islamic-Hindu march to reaffirm the concept of peace in India on Saturday 9 November.

The march will take place before the Supreme Court of India issues a ruling on the Babri mosque, which is the subject of Muslim and Hindus disagreement.

The head of the Hindu temple Mahant Kalish Sharma said that the followers of religions, including Muslims and Hindus in Jaipur, have been living peacefully together for years, adding that the march will show fraternity and friendliness among the followers of the two religions and confirm peaceful coexistence.

The Supreme Court of India is due to make its final verdict in the Babri Mosque case until November 17.

Hindus and extremists claim that Muslims demolished in the sixteenth century the temple of King "Rama" in the state of "Uttar Pradesh" in northern India, and built a mosque, "Babri."

In 1949, a group of Hindus stormed the mosque, erected a statue of King Rama inside it, and considered it a disputed place, forcing the government to close the mosque while the statue remained inside.

In 1992, Hindu extremists, including leaders of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, demolished the mosque, sparking a wave of violence across the country that left nearly 2,000 people dead.

Muslims are demanding the construction of a new mosque in place of the mosque "Babri", which dates back to 1526, while Hindus call for the construction of a temple in the place, claiming that King Rama, whom they consider "God" was born.

The dispute between the parties in the judiciary has been going on for nearly 70 years without reaching a decision in this regard. 

Muslims are India's largest minority, accounting for about 14 percent of the country's 1.5 billion population.

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