Hand over Babri mosque site to Muslims: UK body

The Council of Indian Muslims (CIM) in the United Kingdom on Friday asked the Indian government to hand over Babri mosque site to Muslims and allow them to rebuild the mosque.

Hand over Babri mosque site to Muslims: UK body

"The Babri mosque demolition and the Gujarat massacre have left deep scars on Muslim psyche and unfortunately no concrete step has been taken by the government to cure this pain," CIM Chairman Mohammad Munaf Zeena said.

Marking the 16th anniversary of demolition of Babri masjid, Zeena said: "One finds it extremely frustrating that those who pulled down the mosque in full media glare, incited attacks on Muslims and rejoiced on those atrocities are roaming free."

The mosque was demolished on December 6, 1992 by Hindu extremists, who claim that it stood on the site of the birthplace of Lord Rama. Hindu-Muslim riots that followed killed some 2,000 people across India.

"But no compassion has been shown in punishing the Muslims for their involvement in the 1992 riots in Mumbai despite the fact that in its report the Justice Sri Krishna commission had clearly identified the perpetrators of these riots and the CBI had charge-sheeted inciters of the demolition of the mosque."

"Such discriminatory policies create negative psyche that is detrimental to the development of any society," he said.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 07 Aralık 2007, 15:32