03:44 GMT02 August 2021
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): As Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid down a silver brick, symbolising the construction of a grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya, some social media users engaged in a Hindu-Muslim tussle. A Ram Temple is being built after a Supreme Court verdict on the disputed land where the Babri Mosque once stood.

    Joining Hindus in enjoying the Ram Temple ceremony on Wednesday, former Indian national team cricketer Mohammad Kaif shared a Tweet telling how he watched the tale of Ramayana while growing up. Ramaya is a prime Sanskrit epic in Hinduism that envisages how life should be lived, narrating the life story of Lord Ram and his wife Sita. 

    The ace bowler showered praise on Lord Rama’s preaching and his ideals while targeting so-called “agents of hate” who oppose the Ram Temple ceremony.

    ​The tweet led to an explosion of reactions and a debate between Hindus and Muslims. While some Muslims took aim at the cricketer, saying the temple is being built where the Babri Mosque was demolished, several others hailed him for the post.

    Hindus claimed that Mughal ruler Babur built the mosque, demolishing a Ram Temple that purportedly stood there earlier. The mosque was razed to the ground in 1992 by Hindus, but the Supreme Court only resolved the legal dispute between Muslims and Hindus last year.

    However, many social media users hailed Kaif for showing brotherhood and providing an example of Hindu-Muslim unity.


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