By Suhail Reza
The newest revelation of eminent journalist Kuldip Nayar pointing former Indian PM Narsimha Rao as the person culpable in the demolition of Babri Masjid. The history of tragic ‘Black Sunday’ of 6th December 1992 was best lamented by late VP Singh, another former PM of India saying ‘along with the destruction of three domes of historic Babri Masjid, the three pillars of countries secularism, equality and justice also fallen’.
The conspiracy to destroy Muslim’s place of worship in Ayodhya was conceived in 1859 during the British Raj. However, the British as preventive measure fenced the entire land of Babri Mosque premises. The Babri Masjid was used by Muslim till 1949.
Congress’s hand seems to be working against the Muslims. [TCN Photo]
Ironically, the fascist forces kept periodical and sinister designs under secular grand old Congress. In 1949, the first Chief Minister of UP Govind Ballabh Pant was at the helm of affairs with opposition of Freedom fighter Swami Akshay Bramchari and other Muslims but one District Magistrate of Fiazabad, K.K. Nayer outsmarted Pandit Nehru, Sardar Patel and UP’s Home Minster Lal Bahadur Shastri. The Babri Masjid was locked on ground of law and order situation by Nayer who resigned and later became the MP of erstwhile Jan Sangh.
The unlocking of Babri Masjid, the kick off of Congress Election campaign from Ayodhya, the symbolic ‘Kar Seva’ permission at the site of Babri Majid by country’s highest Supreme Court are series of pain and agony in Muslim minds. Another futile exercise needed to be mentioned on the outset of seventeen long years of mere compilation of Liberhan Commission Report.
On Babri Masjid’s, after sixty years litigation, the ruling proves the famous proverb of ‘delaying justice is denying justice’. It is the aborted justice. The Supreme Court has stayed the Allahabad High Court’s verdict on the Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute, describing the earlier order as “strange.” The country’s highest court further said on Allahabad High Court’s Judgement a devising of a mechanism for a three-way partition of the 2.77 acres of land between the Hindus, Muslims and the Nirmohi Akhara, a Hindu sect. So let the fingers crossed till the final judgement pronounced by Supreme Court.
What is the Congress’s view point today? What was it after the death of Narsimha Rao? Ever, they apologized to Muslims on their inability to protect the Babri Masjid? Strange, just issuing a statement ‘had anyone from Gandhi family ruled the country on 6th December 1992; the mosque would have not razed to ground!’ Does it make any sense?
In the aftermath of Gujarat’s genocide of Muslim in 2002, Arundhati Roy, in her article in Outlook commented ‘take any politically volatile issue and you see the Congress has been there before. (But) it has done by night what the BJP does by day. It has done hypocritically, covertly what the BJP does with pride’.
It was a mere remorse by former Gujarat CM and top leadership of same party who bailed out themselves on being in opposition when the Congress’s ex MP, Ehsan Jaffery’s sent SOS call from Ahmadabad to rescue him and many more taking asylum in Gulbarg Society.
What is the viewpoint of Congress today on arrests of Muslim boys on mere suspicion without credible proofs to produce in the court of law? The illegal detention, the custodial death and the fake encounters- the cases have long wait to be listed in overburdened Indian judiciary.
Had Muslim parties and Parliamentarian ever asked the ruling Congress to issue a ‘White-Paper’ to let the community know the exact numbers of illegally detained in prison cells, their real crimes and duration of detention? The habeas corpses against Muslim minority without culpability of unknown crimes, many not produced in courts?
All corruption cases involving politicians get early and quick acquittal like all the third generation’s kith and kin of Karunanidhi in 2G scam case and Yeddurappa of Karnataka got anticipatory bail.
It had been a speedy trial case by courts pronouncing death sentence to Pakistan’s Ajmal Kassab in Mumbai’s terror attack on 2008 and the one earlier on Parliament in 2001.
At least, the defendant’s right for speedy trial must not nip to prove the courts on their innocence without prima facie cases. So far, most of the terror accused were acquitted from judiciaries that showed the terror controlling agencies and the studious silence by polity are busy in terrorizing Muslims and tarnishing community’s image amongst India and elsewhere.