NEITHER Hindus nor Muslims wanted to pray at the disputed site in Ayodhya until the demolition of the mosque on December 6, 1992 (Cover Story, December 7). Just because there is a Hindu majority in India, some political parties and Hindu organisations have made Ram temple a political issue. They are well aware that India is a secular democracy with a rich heritage that includes different faiths.
But it is sad that these political parties want to earn political mileage out of the Ayodhya issue. One appeals to these political parties to reconsider their demand for a Ram temple and to prioritise finding solutions to the many problems the country faces.
ASHOK K. NIHALANI PUNE, MAHARASHTRA