Heavy security for India Ayodhya site ruling/ Kemetic thoughts on this news
Nearly 200,000 security personnel are being deployed in northern India ahead of a court ruling on the long-running Ayodhya religious dispute.
Helicopters are keeping watch overhead and authorities have urged calm amid fears the ruling could spark unrest.
The Allahabad High Court will decide who owns land where Hindu mobs tore down a 16th Century mosque in 1992.
Hindus claim the site of the Babri Masjid is the birthplace of their God, Rama, and want to build a temple there.
The destruction of the mosque led to widespread rioting between Hindus and Muslims in which some 2,000 people died.
It was some of the worst religious violence since the partition of India in 1947.
Perhaps the most significant obstruction to inter-religious harmony is a lack of appreciation of the value of others’ faith traditions.
I think that these words fit this very well. Here we have 2 faiths that have equally legitimate claims to this land.
Over the many centuries of mans existence in this world we have seen the birth of many Gods and their faiths and in the past they have found a way to live side by side with each others. Friendly neighbours who have found that when they look at each other beliefs they do have a lot in common.
So why can not we look for these similarities in our faiths and use these not as a means to turn on our fellows but to live in harmony with each other.
In this case both sides live in a land that has a long history of conflict yet it also has a great shared culture and history of which to be proud of.
Let us hope that both sides in this dispute can see this and in so doing can come together as bothers to resolve this matter in a way that will mean such disputes are never repeated.
For we share this world with millions of different people and faiths each of us has our own path which we walk. But we need the fellowship of others that is the nature of man so we must find a way to live in harmony for the good of our children and their future.