British Indian Muslims remember Demolition of Babri Masjid at its 20th Anniversary

On the 20th anniversary of demolition of Babri Masjid, members of Indian Muslim Federation (UK) fully endorsed the joint statement of All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat and Babari Masjid Movement Coordination Committee issued in India.

IMF (UK) members urged all Indian origin people living in UK to recall the greatest tragedy of Independent India, the deliberate and organized demolition of the Babari Masjid, Ayodhya in India on 6 December, 1992. The demolition of the three domes of the Babari Masjid amounted to the destruction of the three Pillars of the State the Parliament, the Supreme Court and the Government and the anti-secular elements which were responsible are yet to be punished.

IMF (UK) members appealed to the secular people of India and all over world to recall the tragedy with dignity and draw the attention of the Indian Parliament which is yet to discuss Justice Liberhan's Report, the Supreme Court which is yet to deliver its final verdict in the title suit and of the Government of India which is yet to punish anyone including those who openly celebrated the Demolition and those who proudly claimed the 'credit'. People of Indian origin living abroad questioned that why the wheels of justice move so slow in India in this case which tarnish the international image of the secular and democratic image of India. Justice delayed is justice denied.

IMF (UK) members fully endorsed the AIMMM and Babri Masjid Committee's resolution to demand:

  1. That the Government of India take up a discussion on the Liberhan Commission Report in the Indian Parliament without any further delay;
  2. That the Government of India expeditiously prosecute the pending criminal cases;
  3. That the Supreme Court of India consider the Orders of the Special Bench of the Allahabad High Court on the Title Suit expeditiously;
  4. That the Government of India pay adequate compensation to the families of the people who lost their lives, to those who were injured in post-demolition violence in Ayodhya and to the owners of the houses and shops torched on that day.
  5. That the Government of India grant permission to the Muslim community to reconstruct the Masjids, Dargahs and Mausolea that were demolished/damaged in Ayodhya and to construct boundary walls for all the Qabristans;
  6. That the Government of India activate and implement the 1991 Law for the Security of the Religious Places in order to protect such sacred places in future from intentional and deliberate damage.

IMF (UK) members also remembered and prayed to the Almighty for eternal peace for those who lost their lives on that day and in the post-Demolition riots throughout the country.

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