Since the evolution of humans ,it is in our very nature that we want something to possess. As time glided this feeling of possessioin soon turned into setting boundaries and occupation of ‘land’. Earlier we demarcated land for our security and to spread homogeniety of a specific cult which lead to the formation of nations.
Thence we began to associate ourselves to an entity called ‘our’ nation which propagated similitude in terms of language, traditions, culture, religion, region, soil . As I mentioned before that humans are the most vivid species ( since they have manifested everything they have imagined like the concept of religion and all)and also restless souls who seek refuge in the things they own hence they often end up in wars over land, battles for settlements,political conflicts leading to bloodshed and priceless lives!
Recent is the case of Israel – Palestine where the stringent Jewish community and military force of Israel is illegally occupying the land of Palestinians and making them suffer through crises. Reason- History of land! Palestine in history comprised of majority of Muslims as compared to Christians and Jews but the rise of political ideology called ‘Zionism’ (creation of Jewish state) lead to the immigration of more and more Jews in Palestine. Gradually the Arab state of Palestine became invisible on the map and a Jewish state named Israel dominated over its land and socio-political-economic activities making Palestine loose potency.The issue of land infamously came to be known as “HOLY LAND” when a religiously significant place called Jerusalem was taken over by Israelis and the people of West bank and Gaza were barred from entering the place. The land there is surrounded by barbed wires comprising Israeli military tanks with the skies blackened with the smoke of rocket fires,bombings, guns and arms.
The claim over the sacred land of Jerusalem by Israeli troops is now splashed with the colors of rage, brutality and blood.That priest at Jerusalem had never thought that one day people would loose their individuality in the name of God ,in the name of that saintly piece of land which someday used to be the epitome of human faith.
Drawing it’s parallel to India’s situation we have Ayodhya that we better know by Babri Masjid demolition issue, we have Hindus- Muslims and the reason for conflict over holy land -Votebank politics! Since the ancient city of Ayodhya had mythological importance as it was believed to be the birth place of lord Rama and hence resided in the hearts of all Hindus,it was no less a pure -sacred place for them.
But after the invasion of Babur and construction of Babri masjid the land of Ayodhya was seen as the area of dispute.It was the karseva moment initiated by BJP leaders who further politicised the issue and sparked the controversy .Now that place is under the supreme court judgement which will ‘decide/DIVIDE’ on the stake of the disputed site.Wish we realised that God can take care of himself its better not to shed blood in his name.So many sacrifices for the idols or for the bricks?
Neither of the two cults that is Hindus or Muslims greeted the holiness of that land. It was that Bougainvillea flower not the “Lotus” near the disputed site which had earlier adorned the hidden ruins of Ram temple and now embellishes the ruins of Babri Masjid !