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Babri Masjid demolition anniversary
By:Mukesh Jiradi, Delhi
Date: Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 9:17 pm

On Babri Masjid demolition anniversary, lone surviving Muslim litigant receives death threat (Dec 6, 2018, Twocircles.net)

December 6 marks the 26th anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition. But the wait for justice in the matter continues and the ones responsible for the demolition of the masjid continue to remain unpunished. Like every year, this year too the government deployed heavy security in the town of Ayodhya, barricading the roads and keeping a high vigil at the site where the Babri Mosque once stood. People visiting the temple that was set up hurriedly on the ruins of the mosque are being frisked thoroughly.

Meanwhile, Mohd Iqbal Ansari, the lone Muslim litigant in the Ayodhya dispute, has said that he has received a threatening letter. According to him, the letter writer has asked him to withdraw his claim in the court or else he will be eliminated. Police have increased security at Ansari's house.

Meanwhile, various human rights groups in Hyderabad in their press statements displayed surprise that Muslims are barred from the site but Hindutva organisations that set up a temple on the place of the demolished mosque are still performing pujas uninhibitedly.