(Disclaimer: this is a work of fiction. Learn to take a joke; you’ll live longer.)
A group of Indian WhatsApp Uncles have said that “Mandir Waheen Banega,” about the disputed site of the Babri Mosque, which was vandalised in 1992.
“We have all the archaeological evidence,” said Ranjan Gogoi, the de facto leader of the group. “The Archeological Society of India, where my nephew Rohit’s friend Sunil works, said that there is evidence that the Mosque was built in the 1600s but older, absolutely scientific evidence of the Lord Ram being born there.”
“It is all there, it is all science,” he said. “This is not about this religion or that religion. It is about science, dammit.”
“Gogoi Ji is right,” said Sharad Arvind Bobde. “He is one hundred percent right. The topic here is science and data. The topic isn’t why Irfan Pathan never performed well against Pakistan or anything like that. That is another, irrelevant debate, why would you bring it up at this point? What are you saying? That I was the one who brought it up? Don’t be silly.”
“It is unfair to say that this somehow about the Hindu religion and not science,” chimed in Ashok Bhushan. “If that were the case, then why would Abdul Nazeer here agree?”
“Isn’t that right, Abdul Nazeer,” asked Gogoi, looking at Nazeer. “Say it. Say Mandi Waheen Banega. Say it slowly…say it…with…your….mouth….”