Ayodhya is a city of religion, people are welcome here: Ex-Babri litigant
Ayodhya: Iqbal Ansari, a former litigant in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land suit, said on Sunday that people should worship Lord Ram and follow the path shown by Him.
Speaking to ANI, ahead of Pran Pratishtha, Ansari hailed Ayodhya, calling it a 'city of religion'.
"Ayodhya is a city of religion. The Pran Pratishtha ceremony will be done in Ayodhya tomorrow. All the people who have come to Ayodhya are welcome. We want people to worship Lord Ram and follow the path shown by him," he said.
He further said that every religion teaches that there should be harmony among each other.
"Every religion is a symbol of humanity. Every religion teaches that there should not be enmity among each other; there should be harmony among each other," he added.
With only a couple of days remaining for the Pran Pratishtha ceremony of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya, the former litigant representing the Muslim side in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case, Iqbal Ansari, reiterated on Saturday that he is looking forward to the grand event in the temple town.
Ansari said that the land of Ayodhya is so sacred that only those who believe in God visit the city.
"The coming days are looking very beautiful in Ayodhya. People are coming to Ayodhya for the Pran Pratishtha (of Ram Lalla). We believe that whoever comes to Ayodhya should seek the blessings of God and follow the paths shown by him. Ayodhya is that land where every visitor returns with a good message. Here, people of all religions -- like Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, and Christian live together. The land of Ayodhya is so sacred that only those who believe in God come here," he said.
The 'Pran Pratishtha' of the new Ram Lalla idol will be held on January 22, which is set to be performed by Prime Minister Modi. The idol of Lord Ram in his child form, carved by Mysuru sculptor Arun Yogiraj, has been placed inside the sanctum santorum of the temple. (ANI)