New Delhi: Babari Masjid Movement Coordination Committee and All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM), the umbrella body of Indian Muslim organisations, have jointly urged people to observe the 20th anniversary of the demolition of Babri mosque.
Terming the demolition of three domes of the historic as "the greatest tragedy of Independent India", the organisations said, "The deliberate and organized demolition of Babari Masjid in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992 amounted to the destruction of the three pillars of the State -- Parliament, the Supreme Court and the Government."
"On the 20th anniversary of the demolition, the Babari Masjid Movement appeals to the secular people of India to recall the tragedy with dignity and draw the attention of Parliament, which is yet to discuss Justice Liberhan’s Report, the Supreme Court, which is yet to deliver its final verdict in the title suit, and the Government, which is yet to punish those who openly celebrated the demolition and those who proudly claimed the credit," a joint statement issued by AIMM and BMMCC said on Saturday.
"We know that the wheels of justice move slowly in our country and therefore we have not lost faith in the secular, democratic and judicial systems of the country," the statement said.
In a meeting, members of both the organisations adopted a resolution to demand that the government take up a discussion on the Liberhan Commission Report in Parliament; the government expeditiously prosecute the pending criminal cases; the Supreme Court consider the orders of the Special Bench of the Allahabad High Court on the title suit expeditiously; the government pay due compensation to the victims of the post-demolition violence in Ayodhya; the government activate and implement the 1991 Law for the Security of the Religious Places in order to protect sacred places in future from intentional and deliberate damage.