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Babri Masjid-From Masjid to Temple
December 6, 2019 - by Latheef Farook - Leave a Comment
Demolition of Babri Masjid
Today, December 6, marks the day when Hindu fascists led by RSS fascists L.K. Advani demolished the 1th century Babri Masjid. This masjid was handed over to Hindus to build a Hindu Temple by the so-called judiciary under Hindutva Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.
THE ancient town of Ayodhya, in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, has been known for its rich diversity of religious denominations, predominantly Hinduism and Islam. For centuries Hindus and Muslims lived in peace and harmony in this town where, in the year 1528, Mughal King Barber built a mosque, which later came to be known as Babri Masjid.
Though there was no dispute of any kind for more than two centuries, controversy was sparked off when a small minority of Hindus started to claim that this mosque was built on the spot where the Hindu deity Ram was born. The controversy resulted in the first religious violence almost three and half centuries later, in 1853. In view of the sensitive nature of the issue, six years later, in 1859, the British colonial rulers erected a fence to separate places of worship for Muslims and Hindus. Under this arrangement Muslims were allowed to use the inner court for their prayers while the outer court was allocated to Hindus.
This situation continued for almost a century until 1949, when some Hindus secretly placed idols of Lord Rama inside the mosque triggering off strong protest from the Muslims. Both Muslims and Hindus filed civil suits, but in a move to appease the Hindus, and antagonize the Muslims and deprive them of their rights, the government declared the mosque premises a disputed area and sealed the gates.
Thus, the Congress government at that time was responsible for sowing the seeds for future conflict between the two major communities. In doing so it added insult to the Muslims who had already been prevented from praying in the mosque. The District Judge ordered, in 1986, that the gates of the mosque be opened to allow Hindus to worship. In protest, the Muslims set up the Babri Masjid Action Committee to fight for ....... Visit my website www.latheeffarook.net to the full story
Latheef Farook (Journalist & Author)