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TMMK demonstrates on Babri demolition day

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Chennai: Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (TMMK) conducted demonstrations at Chennai as well as in all state headquarters in Tamilnadu on December 6, the 19th anniversary of the demolition of Babri Masjid. Thousands of men and women participated in these demonstrations held throughout the state.  Speaking on the occasion at Chennai, Prof. M.H. Jawahirullah, MLA and President of TMMK, said “Demolition of Babri Masjid on December 6 1992 is a shame to the secular fabric of this nation and a heinous crime against humanity by national and universal standards. It is highly distressing to note that certain Members of Parliament and later central ministers and Chief Ministers who are supposed to safeguard the Constitution were involved in this heinous crime and thereby putting the people believing in the values emerging from India’s freedom struggle to hang their heads in shame. Demolition of Babri Masjid in full public view is the greatest terrorist action in Independent India”.

Prof. Jawahirullah added that Justice Liberhan Commission appointed to probe the demolition has submitted its report after 17 long years taking 48 extensions and has implicated 68 persons including former Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, former Chief Minister and former Union Human Resource Development Minister and other communal-minded politicians of RSS, BJP, VHP and Bajrang Dal. Just as the Sri Krishna Commission report on the Mumbai carnage in the aftermath of Babri Masjid demolition has not been acted upon the Liberhan commission report is also facing precarious situation of premature death due to the inertia of the Congress led government at Centre.

Prof. Jawahirullah added in his speech that the judgment delivered by the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court in the Babri Masjid title suit case shocked not only the Muslims but also all fair-minded and justice-loving people of this country. The Judgment exceeds its authority as it goes beyond the 1994 directive of the Supreme Court for determining the title to the disputed site. Indeed, it does what the Honourable Supreme Court had itself refused to do.  The Judgment also goes beyond the pleadings of the parties because no party asked for a division of the disputed site. In dividing it, the Judgment does not take into account that fact that the Babri Masjid existed on the spot from 1528 to 1992 and was built by  Mir Baqui, the Governor of Babar, and that until 22 December 1949 Muslims prayed there for a continuous 420 years.

The TNMMK put forward the following demands: (i) Speedy hearing and judgement of the case relating to the title suit of Babri Masjid taking in to account the blatant violations of Fundamental Rights of the Muslims deprived by the Allahabad High Court Judgement; (ii) The Immediate proceeding of action against the 68 accused implicated by Liberhan Commission”. A memorandum was also submitted in this regard to the Chief Justice of India.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 December 2011 on page no. 17

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