Rage on the antiquities found in Ayodhya, people claim – are part of Emperor Ashoka’s time


A new controversy has surfaced before the construction of Ram Mandir Ayodhya in Ayodhya. Some people refer to the remains of Ayodhya during the reign of Emperor Ashoka. People claim that the antiquities found during the leveling are associated with Buddhism.

  • Statues found during Ayodhya Ram temple construction leveling
  • Hashtag Buddhist site Ayodhya is trending on Twitter, people demand UNESCO to do a fair dig
  • People claim – Excavations found in Ayodhya are related to Buddhism, relics of Ashoka’s rule

Controversies have arisen over the idols found during the Ram temple construction leveling in Ayodhya. Amid rhetoric over the remains of the statues, the hashtag Buddhist site Ayodhya is trending on micro-blogging site Twitter . Here some people are claiming that the remnants found during the leveling are during the reign of Emperor Ashoka. Some Twitter users have asked UNESCO to do a fair dig of the Ramjanmabhoomi complex.

People say that the remains found in the excavation during the leveling are not a Shivalinga but a Buddhist pillar. Along with this, people are comparing the art of Buddhism on Twitter and sharing the picture of the relic found during the leveling. Earlier, All India Milli Council General Secretary Khalik Ahmad Khan claimed that the remains found are linked to Buddhism.

said – idols found, Jilani said – Propaganda
Explain that the remnants found during the leveling have been described by the Ram Mandir Trust as the temple relics and fragmentary statues. At the same time, the Muslim side has argued that these idols are not the remains of the Ram temple. On this, Zafaryab Jilani, who was a lawyer for the Sunni Waqf Board in the Ayodhya dispute, said that all this is a propaganda. He said that the Supreme Court clearly stated that the evidence of ASI does not prove that there was a temple there in the 13th century.

was filed in 2018 regarding Buddhist relic
In this case, Ayodhya resident Vineet Kumar Maurya had filed a petition in the Supreme Court in the year 2018. Vineet claimed that many relics are buried under the disputed site, which belong to the Ashoka period and their connection to Buddhism. The petition claimed that before the construction of the Babri Masjid, there was a Buddhist structure at that place. Maurya had said in his petition, “Asi’s excavations have revealed that there were stupas, circular stupas, walls and pillars which are characteristic of a Buddhist Vihara”. Maurya claimed, ‘The remains of any temple or Hindu structure have not been found in the 50 pits excavated.’

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