On the Demolition of Babri Masjid and the Allahabad HC judgement (Dec 6)

Dear Friends,

6th December 1992 marked the demolition of the Babri Masjid situated at Ayodhya by Hindu communal hordes led by Hindutva leaders, while the central security forces looked on without intervening. The Central Govt. of Congress led by P.V. Narasimha Rao and the state BJP Govt. led by Kalyan Singh stood by and allowed the demolition. Narasimha Rao’s first public statement promised the country that the Govt. would rebuild the mosque; a sentence which the Central Govt. ceased to repeat in the space of just a few days. Anti-Muslim violence under the patronage of the police followed in Mumbai, where the Sri Krishna Commission report remains unimplemented till date.

Later the Supreme Court refused to answer a Presidential reference to ascertain whether any Hindu religious structure was demolished to build the Mosque. Criminal complaints filed against the Hindutva leaders for the demolition continue to lie pending before various special benches of the state High Court.

Now the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has passed a judgment which legalizes the illegal act of smuggling of idols under the central dome of the Babri Masjid which for centuries had been a functional mosque .It has condoned the act of physical demolition of the Mosque by holding that the area under the Central dome of the Mosque had all along been the birth place of Rama. Not only that the Lucknow Bench has even endorsed the VHP’s plan of a ‘grand temple’ at Ayodhya entertaining VHP functionaries as a Party and their design of ‘grand temple’ as a legally valid cause. While the religious demolition of the Babri Masjid took place in 1949, its physical demolition in 1992, this court judgment has effected its legal demolition. Worse, it has opened wide the doors to avenging missions of Hindu communalists to reverse perceived ‘wrongs’ of history targeting the minorities.

Not only this .The current High Court judgment has passed comments of far reaching significance on archeology and history with dangerous consequences regarding use of these disciplines.

The Babri Masjid demolition and the aftermath till date puts on agenda the entire question of Hindu communalism in India. Congress practices a ‘soft’ Hindu communalism while wearing the mask of secularism while the Hindutva organizations like BJP, VHP, and RSS take aggressive Hindu communal position. The communal conspiracies of the rulers divide the people’s movements and turn the focus away from the real issues before the people.

To discuss all these aspects, especially the Allahabad High Court judgment, Delhi Committee of CPI (ML) New Democracy is holding a meeting

on 6th December 2010
from 5.30 pm
at Gandhi Peace Foundation

where several distinguished speakers will place their views. We hope you will be able to spare your valuable time to attend the same.

Speakers:
Rajinder Sachar,
Prashant Bhushan, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court
Saeed Naqvi, Senior Journalist
D. Mandal, Archeologist
and others
Delhi Committee,
CPI (ML)-New Democracy

Naujawan Bharat Sabha (NBS)
Delhi Committee
Contact
Mrigank (09268708291)
Veerendra (09210186894)
Rajesh (09818834175, 09953960163)

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