Razing of Babri Mosque ‘still fresh’ in memory of Muslims

FO says Indian SC verdict in Nov 2019 is testimony to India’s fast descent into Hindutva extremism


Our Correspondent December 06, 2021

ISLAMABAD:

December 6 marked the 29th anniversary of the demolition of the historic Babri Masjid by Bharatiya Janata Party-Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (BJP-RSS) zealots and a stark reminder of the hysteria and hatred exhibited in India against Muslims and their heritage.

The Foreign Office said in a statement on Monday that the cruelty and frenzy with which the centuries-old mosque in Ayodhya was desecrated and demolished belied all tenets of international norms and constitutes a grave violation of religious rights of the minorities.

“Today marks another year since the tragic demolition of the historic Babri Masjid by BJP-RSS zealots. This day is a stark reminder of the hysteria and hatred exhibited in India against Muslims and their heritage 29 years ago with state complicity,” the Foreign Office said in a statement.

“The heart-wrenching scenes of the razing of the Babri Mosque are still fresh not only in the minds of Muslims across the globe but also in the collective conscience of the international community,” the statement added.

It said that the defective Indian Supreme Court judgement of November 2019 and the subsequent shameless acquittal of criminals, mainly BJP leaders who had presided over the demolition in public glare, is testimony to India’s fast descent into majoritarianism and Hindutva extremism.

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