On 27th Babri Demolition Anniversary, Civil Groups To Hold Demonstration, Public Meeting in Delhi Tomorrow
NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 5— On the occasion of 27th anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition tomorrow, several civil groups will jointly hold a protest march and public meeting in New Delhi.
The march will start from the Mandi House area at 2:30 PM and proceed towards the Jantar Mantar where it will culminate into a public meeting.
“This demonstration and public meeting are being organized to condemn the monstrous crime that was committed 27 years ago, the demolition of a place of worship and the unleashing of communal violence in which thousands of people were killed,” said the organizers at a press conference at Press Club of India here on Thursday.
The events are being organized jointly by Lok Raj Sangathan, Social Democratic Party of India, Welfare Party of India, Communist Ghadar Party of India, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and Popular Front of India.
The press conference was addressed by representatives of these organizations including Lok Raj Sangathan chief S Raghavan, Welfare Party of India president SQR Ilyas and Inamur Rahman, Assistant Secretary of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind.
The 16th century Babri Masjid was razed to ground by a Hindu mob in Ayodhya of Uttar Pradesh on December 6, 1992.
They demanded punishment to culprits responsible for the demolition of the Babri Masjid.
The protest demonstration is being organized “to uphold the unity of our people and to demand punishment of the guilty, which includes the Congress-led Central Government and the BJP-led UP Government of the time.”
“The Liberhan Commission and the Srikrishna Commission pointed to the involvement of political leaders at the highest level in the demolition and ensuing violence. However, no action has been taken against any of them even though 27 years have passed,” they said.
Commenting on the November 9 verdict of the Supreme Court in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title suit, they said: “While the guilty of the demolition have not been punished, the Supreme Court has pronounced its verdict in the land ownership case and granted the land where Babri Masjid once stood for construction of Ram Temple.”
Demanding justice in the demolition case, the civic leaders said: “Everyone is being asked to accept this verdict, in the name of preserving communal harmony. However, there can be no justice if those guilty of committing crimes against humanity are not punished.”