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We regret the recent judiciary verdict in the Babri Masjid demolition case.

Now the public has to accept the legitimisation of the tragedy that occured in Ayodhya in December 1992.

The earlier statement that “shocked the conscience of the court” to invoke their extraordinary powers and initiate tough action , seems to turn the idea of justice as being impartial and blind , was dismissed as the guiding principle.

We believe the idea of justice is primarily that the weak must be protected from the powerful. The demolition of the mosque is so repulsive The judges should have acted – even if it means acting partially – in favour of the vulnerable and marginalised.

It seems that the court has refused to acknowledge that injustice is being perpetrated. The public faith that the judiciary will firmly hold the balance in face of power has been eroded

When the verdict in the Babri Masjid demolition case was delivered , the reputation of India’s judiciary is in question.

A special Central Bureau of Investigation court acquitted all 32 people accused in the case and ruled out any criminal conspiracy due to lack of conclusive evidence against them.

Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Kalyan Singh and Uma Bharti were among those accused of criminal conspiracy and other charges.

We express our objection to the court’s decree, that the communal fires they had ignited was vindicated , which left a trail of thousands of lives killed over the decades.

Last Wednesday’s decision, by the Supreme Court which delivered its verdict , was a dark day for justice.

The disputed plot in Ayodhya decided by the highest court of the land had finally exposed its blindness and partiality.

The Hindutva supporters attack on the 450 years old Babri mosque in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992 will now set a precedent of possibly more assault under similar pretext of claims that many mosques stood on a Hindu temple.

Muslims in India and the world will not forget how the mosque stood in Ayodhya for centuries.

Only on one Sunday afternoon in December 1992, thousands of hooligans tore it down with hoes and hammers in hand.

Images of the incident will be a permanent mark of history when on the stage erected near the mosque , sat leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party and other Sangh Parivar organisations such the Vishwa Hindu Parishad.

They were witnesses of the crime that they themselves were perpetrating. In the run-up to the shameful event, many of these leaders had made inflammatory speeches calling for a Ram temple to be built on the site occupied by the mosque.

We call the Indian government and the people of India to halt the hate and Islamophobic campaigns now fueled by the extremist RSS ideology.

We stand in solidarity with all peace loving people of India who resist the ruling BJP party which embraced the Hindutva agenda .

India will go down in history as a an apartheid nation similar to israel if it takes the path of denying and forsaking the rights of a significant 200 million Muslim population in India. Muslims will never submit to a government of leaders preaching to hate and decimate their presence in a nation liberated from the imperialist British power by the great leader Mahatma Ghandi.

Mohd Azmi Abdul Hamid
President MAPIM

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