Babri Masjid Demolition Anniversary: 31 Years Since Painful Chapter in India’s History

Wed Dec 06 2023
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ISLAMABAD: Today, on December 6th, we commemorate the 31st anniversary of the demolition of the historic Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, India. The 16th-century mosque was reduced to rubble by a Hindu mob with ties to the state apparatus in 1992, leaving a lasting impact on Muslims globally.

More distressing than the event itself is the biased role played by the Indian judiciary. In November 2019, the Supreme Court allowed the construction of a Hindu temple at the Babri Masjid site, prioritizing Hindutva ideology. The verdict also saw the acquittal of BJP veterans, including L.K. Advani, involved in the mosque’s demolition.

The Indian top court’s biased decision underscores the increasing Hinduization of India, posing challenges for the Muslim community. The Ayodhya verdict seemingly disregarded principles of justice and international norms. Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who ruled in favor of Hindus, was later rewarded with a position in the Rajya Sabha by the BJP-led government.

Under Modi’s leadership, religious sites of Muslims in India face vandalism by Hindutva forces. Thousands of mosques are earmarked for demolition, with plans to build temples in their place. Even Muslim names of institutions and places are being replaced with Hindu names. Muslims in India are subjected to discrimination, torture, and killings, with even animals enjoying more rights.

The RSS-inspired BJP government’s alleged agenda of ethnic cleansing of Muslims demands urgent attention from the global community. Warnings of a potential genocide of Muslims in India and the illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir have been issued, highlighting the severity of the situation.



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