Babri Masjid Issue

Babri Masjid Movement Appeals to Observe 20th Anniversary of Demolition

New Delhi (1 December 2012): Mr. Syed Shahabuddin, Convener, BMMCC and Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan, President of AIMMM have issued the following Press Note:

“The All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat and Babari Masjid Movement Coordination Committee jointly urge the people to recall the greatest tragedy of Independent India, the deliberate and organized demolition of the Babari Masjid, Ayodhya on 6 December, 1992.  The demolition of the three domes of the Babari Masjid amounted to the destruction of the three Pillars of the State the Parliament, the Supreme Court and the Government and the anti-secular elements which were responsible are yet to be punished.

On the 20th Anniversary of the Demolition, the Babari Masjid Movement appeals to the secular people of India to recall the tragedy with dignity and draw the attention of the Parliament which is yet to discuss Justice Liberhan’s Report, the Supreme Court which is yet to deliver its final verdict in the title suit and of the Government which is yet to punish anyone including those who openly celebrated the Demolition and those who proudly claimed the ‘credit'.  The people realize that the wheels of justice move slowly in our country and therefore have not lost faith in the secular, democratic and judicial systems.

It is suggested that at least in every district town, Babari Masjid activists should set up a small Organizing Committee to hold a meeting in a public hall or Masjid or Madrasa consisting of eminent citizens and social figures for the purpose and invite the local leaders of all secular parties and adopt a Resolution to demand:

  1. That the Government take up a discussion on the Liberhan Commission Report in the Parliament;
  2. That the Government expeditiously prosecute the pending criminal cases;
  3. That the Supreme Court consider the Orders of the Special Bench of the Allahabad High Court on the Title Suit expeditiously;
  4. That the Government pay due compensation to 17 persons who lost their lives in post-demolition violence in Ayodhya and to the 65 injured and the owners of the 450 houses and shops torched there on that day;
  5. That the Government grant permission to the Muslim community to reconstruct the Masjids, Dargahs and Mausolea that were demolished/damaged in Ayodhya and to construct boundary walls for all the Qabristans;
  6. That the Government activate and implement the 1991 Law for the Security of the Religious Places in order to protect such sacred places in future from intentional and deliberate damage.

The participants should pray to the Almighty for eternal peace for those who lost their lives on that day and in the post-Demolition riots throughout the country.

The Organizing Committee should immediately email the text of the Resolution to the Prime Minister of India, the Chief Justice of India and the Speaker of the Parliament.”

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