At a press conference, Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Raavan Azad said that he will visit Ayodhya on November 26, 2018, and gift the Indian constitution to District Magistrate of Ayodhya to remind him of his duty. Azad told NDTV that he made the decision to go to Ayodhya after he heard that many Muslim residents were leaving Ayodhya in fear.
“We would like to tell them (Muslim community of Ayodhya) that they are not weak and that we are all standing with them,” Chandrashekhar Azad told in an interview given to NDTV which was also posted on Bhim Army’s Facebook Page.
Chandrashekhar Azad, founder of Bhim Army was recently released from prison on September 2018. He was jailed for more than a year under the draconian National Security Act (NSA) for alleged violence that took place in Shabbirpur village in Saharanpur in May 2017.
Azad’s press conference comes at a time when many Muslim families had left Ayodhya out of fear amidst huge events organised in the town by Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Shiv Sena. There are nearly 50000 VHP and Shiv Sena supporters at Ayodhya demanding the construction of Ram temple at the disputed site. This has vitiated the atmosphere with leaders making inflammatory speeches.