New Delhi, December 6: December 6 is one of the darkest days in the history of India. For, 24 years ago, on this day, one of the worst fallouts for the Hindu-Muslim trajectory was initiated by demolishing the Babri Masjid.
While some of the Hindu groups observe theday as the Shaurya Diwas, several others denounce it as a Black Day!
Tarring the secular fabric of the country or underestimating Aura of Lord Rama who is not reclined to a structural significance for his acclaim, hundreds of karsevaks brought down the 16th century structure, revered as the mosque in Ayodhya.
Ayodhya being the sacred place marking the birth of Hindu deity Lord Rama, could not be a home to the mosque that was symbol of worship for the other religion.
The Babri Masjid Action Committee (BMAC) on Tuesday said it that it would observe the anniversary of Babri mosque demolition on December 6 by giving a memorandum to concerned district magistrates and demand punishment for the guilty.
“On December 6 the memorandum will be sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav through district magistrates concerned demanding from them to expedite cases related to the Babri mosque demolition,” said BMAC convener Zafaryab Jilani.
As per the records, the mosque was built in Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh’s by Mir Baqi on the orders of the Mughar emperor Babur in 1528.
Centuries later, in 1949 a group of people planted idols of Lord Rama inside the mosque and in the late 1980s, Hindu nationalists such as Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) started campaigning for building a temple at the Lord Rama’s birth site.
On December 6, 1992, Lal Krishna Advani, the then BJP president led the Ram Rath Yatra and spearheaded the Hindu movement that resulted into demolition of the mosque by thousands of karsevaks.
As much as 2,000 people were massacred at the outset of Hindu-Muslim riots followed by the demolition of structure of faith of one religion and ruined the equation of two religions forever in the nation.
Soon after, a commission was set up to investigate the events which led to the mosque’s demolition. The Liberhan Commission however submitted its report 17 years later in 2009, not to mention the sensitivity of the issue was enough to delay the results. The inquiry concluded that several BJP leaders had a role in the incident.
A year later in 2010, the Allahabad High Court ordered the disputed site shall be demarcated in the three parts for the Muslims, Hindus and the Nirmohi Akhara. However, as the main disputed section was given to Hindus the decision was not acceptable.
In 2011, the Supreme Court of India suspended the High Court ruling.
BMAC convener Jilani said on Tuesday, “The Centre will be asked to move an application in the Supreme Court for early hearing of appeals to decide land ownership of the site in Ayodhya.”