An 87-year-old woman from Madhya Pradesh, who had been living on a diet of just bananas and tea for 27 years – as part of an oath she had made for the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, hurled a sigh of relief on Saturday when the Supreme Court agreed the historic verdict and paved way for the construction of Ram temple in the city.
Urmila had vowed not to take food in the year 1992 when communal riots hit several states, including Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, following the demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya.
Urmila is happy that after a wait of 27 tough years, the judgement was finally conveyed. She narrated how some made fun of her and others pressurized her to end fast. However, there were a few who commended her shingle and discipline, and felicitated her on public platforms.
She is now awaiting the temple edifice and wishes to end her strict diet after visiting Ayodhya and seeking blessings of Lord Ram. Her family said that age might have weakened her body but the grit and zeal of the octogenarian remains unharmed.