Before Pran Pratistha, an atmosphere of tension was created between Ram devotees and other communities on Mira Road. | Clear Update

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As we stand on the brink of witnessing the historic ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony at the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Maharashtra experiences a tense episode between two communities in the lead-up. This altercation unfolded in the Naya Nagar area of Mira Road, near Mumbai, and has led to the immediate arrest of five individuals by the local authorities.

The Incident Unfolds

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The incident transpired at approximately 11 p.m. on a Sunday, just days before the much-anticipated ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony scheduled for January 22. As reported by police officials, members of the Hindu community were rallying in 3-4 vehicles, vociferating slogans in the Naya Nagar area. This stirred a confrontation with individuals from the Muslim community, resulting in an escalating argument.

Police Intervention and Subsequent Actions

Reacting promptly to the deteriorating situation, law enforcement swiftly deployed vehicles to the scene. The police intervened and apprehended several individuals involved in the dispute. Jayant Bajbale, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), provided insights into the incident, stating, “After this, an argument started with some people belonging to the Muslim community. Seeing the deteriorating situation, the police vehicle immediately reached the spot and took some people into custody.”

The DCP emphasized that the situation has been brought under control, and a flag march was conducted in the area. The Naya Nagar Police registered a case against the arrested individuals and initiated an investigation into the matter.

Viral Videos and Community Awareness

In the age of social media, videos capturing the incident quickly went viral on platforms like X. The police, cognizant of the potential spread of rumors, issued an appeal to residents of Mira Road to disregard such misinformation. Authorities are actively investigating the matter, aiming to provide clarity on the circumstances surrounding the dispute.

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Communal Harmony Amidst Ayodhya’s Grand Ceremony

While the incident at Mira Road adds an element of concern, Ayodhya is currently immersed in religious fervor as the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony for Ram Lalla unfolds. Scheduled for January 22, the ceremony will see Prime Minister Narendra Modi presiding over the consecration. This follows the recent placement of the 51-inch idol of Ram Lalla in the ‘garbha griha’ of the Ram Mandir on January 18.

Future Construction Plans and Commitment

Chairman of the Ayodhya Ram Temple Construction Committee, Nripendra Mishra, shared insights into the future construction plans of the temple. He highlighted the significance of the day before the ‘Pran Pratistha’ ceremony, stating, “Today is the day before Pran Pratistha and is very important for all of us… We will start our work from 23rd January with new enthusiasm and a new commitment so that the entire temple can be built in 2024.

As the nation eagerly anticipates the grandeur of the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony in Ayodhya, the incident at Mira Road serves as a reminder of the delicate balance needed to ensure communal harmony during such pivotal moments in our cultural and religious landscape.

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