The other case today – February 26, 2019 – is that of Ram Janmabhoomi. Until now, it has been a property issue. The whole case of Ram Janmabhoomi has been about who owns the property – the Sunni Waqf Board, the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla?Twist by Dr. Swamy #RamJanmabhoomi case today - it can render the earlier case inconsequential! Hearing is today! @Swamy39 Click To Tweet
Today Dr. Subramanian Swamy added a very interesting twist to the whole situation. He changed the narrative from it being a property dispute to a Right to Pray issue. And his argument is that Right to Pray is greater than property right. If enough compensation is provided to the land owner even it is Sunni Wakf, even when it is not, then Dr. Swamy’s right to pray should give him the right to make the temple there.
In these two tweets he demolishes the whole narrative of the Sunni Wakf board and the Muslims.
Also, masjid or mosque is not fundamental to the religion of Islam. It can be moved. As many mosques in Saudi Arabia have either been destroyed or moved.
And to state this, Dr. Swamy retweeted two tweets to get this point through.
And this where it says the same thing essentially.
But its been proved that Masjid is not fundamental to Islam – Praying can be done anywhere. Masjid is not essential to Islam.@Swamy39
— Ankush Dey (@AnkushDey_) February 25, 2019
The main point is that while temple at Ram’s birthplace is central to the faith of a Hindu, the mosque is not essential to the act of praying for a Muslim, which has been established. Mecca and Medina are essential, not every mosque.
This simple fundamental is what Dr. Swamy is going for – irrespective of who gets the ownership right of the property.
So, today Dr. Swamy also goes in front of a Five judge bench as directed by the Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi.