In response to the CBI court’s judgement acquitting the conspirators of Babri Masjid’s martyrdom, Maulana Muhammad Wali Rahmani, General Secretary, All India Muslim Personal Law Board, said that it is a baseless judgment in which evidence had been ignored and the law had not been observed.
“Indian Muslims stood, protected and kept faith in the institutions which were carved out in 1947. These events have shaken faith in the temple of democracy and the institutions therein,” the statement asserted.
“The CBI court acquitted all the culprits while there are videos and pictures all over the country that clearly states who is the culprit and who is involved in the conspiracy and action of the martyrdom of Babri Masjid,” the statement said.
The statement sought to remind the countrymen that the Indian Muslim population stood by the constitution and the ideals of democracy when the nation, including the judiciary, failed them on 6th December 1992 and that Indian Muslims demonstrated patience nationwide when the Supreme court awarded the Babri Masjid land to a “minuscule minority Hindu”, and that, today, the judiciary has maintained the same stride. Adding that, “Muslims, minorities and a large portion of Hindus are ashamed and feel sorry for the current state of affairs.”
The General Secretary of the Muslim Personal Law Board said that it may be recalled that after the great tragedy of the martyrdom of Babri Masjid, a wave of sectarian prejudice broke out in the country and the lives and property of Muslims were severely damaged.
He also said that at this stage the CBI should show honesty and file a case in the apex court.
Nearly three decades after the ‘illegal’ demolition of the Babri Masjid by Hindu mobs and the mass murder of around 2000 people that followed, a special CBI court has cleared all 32 accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case, including former deputy prime minister L.K. Advani, former Union ministers Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh.