Lucknow: Today is the 83rd birth anniversary of Samajwadi Party’s patron and former CM Mulayam Singh Yadav. Yes, Mulayam Singh was born today i.e. on 22 November 1939.
Some time ago the issue of Ram’s birthplace was in discussion all over the country. The heat in the politics had increased even more regarding whether to build a Ram temple in Ayodhya or to build a mosque. The hearing on the Ramjanmabhoomi case was postponed till January 2019 by the Supreme Court of the country. There were many agitations regarding the birthplace of Ram and one movement took place in which former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Mulayam Singh Yadav took a decision due to which he came to be known as Mullah Mulayam.
32 years ago, on this day, Sant Ram was going to Ayodhya for the construction of the temple and the crowd of his devotees was also reaching Ayodhya. Mulayam Singh Yadav, who was then the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, imposed curfew in Ayodhya. Because of this the devotees of Lord Rama were not allowed to go to Ayodhya. The police had barricaded around the Babri Masjid. Seeing all this, the crowd of kar sevaks became uncontrollable and on 30 October 1990, the police opened fire on the kar sevaks, in which five kar sevaks died. On November 2, 1990, thousands of angry kar sevaks reached Hanuman Garhi in Ayodhya. This place was near Babri Masjid. As soon as the kar sevaks reached there, the police opened fire on them, in which about one and a half dozen kar sevaks were killed. The servants were led by Uma Bharti, Ashok Singhal and Swami Vamdev.
It is said that Mulayam Singh Yadav had ordered firing on these kar sevaks. It was because of ordering such firing on kar sevaks that Mulayam Singh came to be known as Mullah Mulayam. He was known for his Muslim appeasement and was considered anti-Hindu. Although Mulayam Singh termed it as a big mistake, nearly 23 years after the incident, his scars are still there and Mulayam Singh is still called Mullah Mulayam. The police firing was highly condemned and as a result, two years later, under the leadership of militant Hindu leaders, the Babri Masjid was demolished in November 1992. Mulayam Singh was badly defeated in the subsequent elections.