It has been reported that a RSS-BJP sponsored “Ram Raj Rath Yatra” has been flagged off from Ayodhya in U.P. yesterday which is supposedly to retrace the route of Rama to Sri Lanka, as described in the Hindu epic Ramayana. This was flagged off by the VHP General Secretary.
The disaster and communal clashes as also the demolition of the Babri Masjid which followed the infamous Ratha Yatra of Advani in 1996 is well known. There is no doubt that the present Rath Yatra, which is supposed to pass through M.P.,Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala and end at Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, is also being organised with similar intentions.
Both the central and state governments have to be alert for immediate strong actions to avoid any communal disturbance.