Indian Muslim Council-USA demands the Indian government to
bring the people involved in the demolition of the Babri Mosque as
identified in the Report of the Liberhan Commission to justice.
Indian Muslim Council-USA further demands from the Indian government
to honor the promise given by the former Prime Minister Narasimha
Rao to re-build the mosque on its original site.
advocacy group dedicated towards safeguarding India's pluralist and
December 6th, 1992 defying the orders of the Supreme Court of India
and their own promise to the nation, the Hindutva fascist forces
demolished the historic Babri Mosque in northern Indian state of
Uttar Pradesh. This 16th century Muslim place of worship was
destroyed by a frenzied mob of kar-sevaks in spite of assurances
from the Hindutva Leaders and the State Administration officials
that only symbolic prayers will be performed and that the structure
of the Babri Mosque will be safe", said
Rasheed Ahmed National President of IMC-USA
in the statement.
Liberhan Commission appointed by the Indian government to
investigate the destruction of the Babri Mosque submitted the report
earlier this year that took more than 16 years of proceedings and
recording statements of politicians, bureaucrats and police
officials. Led by Indian Supreme Court Judge M S Liberhan the
commission key identified individuals and organizations who played a
direct role in planning what the commission termed as a "joint
common enterprise" that lead to the destruction of the Babri
Mosque", he wrote.
Liberhan report is another testimony to the sad state of communal
affairs in India and a clear verdict on deep seated resistance
towards speaking the truth" said Rasheed Ahmed National President of
took 17 years to document the two obvious facts. First, the
demolition of the Babri Masjid was a premeditated criminal act by
Hindutva leaders and second, BJP is simply a means for RSS to impose
fascist regime in India."
Commission named 68 individuals as the leading planners and
participants directly or indirectly involved in the destruction of
the Babri Mosque. Most of the perpetrators listed in the Commission
report are associated with Hindutva-fascist groups such as the RSS,
VHP and Bajrang Dal, all of whom are closely allied with the
political Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The BJP, in alliance with
several other parties, was in power from 1998 to 2004. These
religious extremist groups garner significant support from
Non-Resident Indians living in the United States", he said.
Hyder Khan, National Vice President of IMC-USA said, "I am hopeful
that current leadership in India will take moral and bold decisions
to check the criminalization of politics through regional tribunals
as proposed by the Liberhan Commission and not allow the Hindutva
extremist groups propagate intolerant agenda and sectarianism."
"After 17 years the Muslims of India who still feel aggrieved at the
criminal destruction of the mosque demand that Indian Government
immediately initiate criminal and civil action against all accused
in the Liberhan Report and that all politicians, individuals, and
organizations involved in the crime are prosecuted to the full
extent of the law", he said.
Indian Muslim Council-USA is the largest advocacy organization of
Indian Muslims in the United States with 10 chapters across the