Faizabad district will now be called Ayodhya, Yogi Adityanath announces in Diwali speech

Ayodhya the city is located in Faizabad district and is at the centre of the Ram Mandir dispute

ttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced that Faizabad district will be renamed Ayodhya. The city Ayodhya is located in UP’s Faizabad district and is at the centre of the Ram mandir dispute.

Chorus has risen for government intervention to build a Ram temple at Ramjanmabhoomi, the site believed to be the birthplace of lord Ram.

The site is also the location where the Babri Masjid once stood; the mosque was controversially razed by a group of Hindu karsevaks in 1992, an act that sparked nationwide communal tension and violence.

A title suit over the land is currently in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has been petitioned to review the judgment of the Allahabad High Court that had divided the controversial land into three parts.

Recently, the Supreme Court said that it would decide in January when to hear the appeals filed against the Allahabad High Court judgment.

This delay has led to demands that the Union government, whose term ends in May next year when general elections will be held, bring a law to construct a Ram temple in Ayodhya.

Today, while speaking at the annual Diwali festivities in Ayodhya, CM Adityanath said Ayodhya is a symbol of our “aan, baan aur shaan” (honour, pride and prestige).

Adityanath announced that his Uttar Pradesh government will change the name of Faizabad district, where Ayodhya is located, to Ayodhya.

Adityanath also announced that a new airport, named after Ram, and a new medical college named after Raja Dashrath (Lord Ram”s father) would be set up in Ayodhya.

Source: India Today

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