Babri Masjid Demolition: 27 Years On, Why Is There No Justification For The Violence? – By Naila Khan
The demolition of the Babri Masjid on December 6 1992, which shook the entire country, sabotaged more than just a mosque. It accrued as one of the most destructive religious riot India had ever seen. Over 1000 people lost their lives. 1000 is just a number, thousands of people were assaulted, hundreds of women were raped. Their homes were set ablaze and their lives granulated. A few of them survived, but those who did, could they really lead their lives as before?…
The only question I ask here is: what was his fault? And what was the fault of all those innocent Muslims and Hindus who had to suffer similar fates during these riots? Who should they blame? Sure, they survived, but what is left of them?
The result of the Hindu-Muslim riots were predictable. In the next Lok Sabha election, the BJP won more than 161 seats. Time and time again, the BJP has asked for votes on the basis of religion. owever, these days, very conveniently, they are trying to change this narrative. But the past cannot be undone. Like Zubair Khan, there are many others whose stories are still waiting to be heard and if not now, then when?
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