Malegaon: Even as NGOs, Rights
Activists and a vast majority of secular people in India join hands
to demand rebuilding of the demolished mosque, Nationwide protests
demanding punishment to the culprits involved in the demolition of
the historic Babri Masjid on December 6 in 1992 are planned today.
December 6, the day when Babri Masjid was demolished by the right
wing Hindu organisations allegedly supported by their
political arm Bhartia Janata Party (BJP) in 1992, several Muslim
NGOs, along with other secular people in India and abroad are
planning protest march, candle-light march and Azaan at 03:35
in the afternoon - the time when the mosque was razed.
PFI demands action
Popular Front of India (PFI) will be
organizing nationwide protest campaign demanding from the central
government to punish the culprits responsible for the demolition of
"On 6th December, 1992 the
anti-national communal forces had attacked the secular fabric of the
country and insulted the values of democracy by demolishing the
historic Babri Masjid. Moreover, the series of communal riots
followed throughout the country had affected the inter-religious
trust, harmony and amity among the citizens of the country", said K.
M. Shareef General Secretary.
"The campaign will include public
meetings at district level,
poster campaign, Babri Masjid Documentary video distribution,
protest rallies and Dharnas. Several organizations working among
different sections of societies are expected to join hands with
Popular Front of India (PFI) in this campaign", he informed.
'Rebuild the Babri
Masjid at the same site'
While condemning the incidence that
occured on December 6, 1992 and actions against the culprits
involved in the razing down of the mosque, several organisations are
also demanding the reconstruction of the mosque as promised by then
Congress government in New Delhi headed by Prime Minister Narsimha
"Civil Liberties Monitoring committee
Hyderabad would be organising a day-long dherna today at Bagh
Lingam Pally in Hyderabad
to demand the reconstruction of Babri Masjid at the same site",
informed Lateef Mohd Khan, G. Secretary, Civil Liberties Monitoring
architects of demolition'
Expressing concern that there is no
specific measure mentioned in the Action Taken Report (ATR) placed
before the House after the Liberhan Commission on Babri Masjid case
was tabled in the Parliament, Ahmedabad based Movement for Secular
Democracy demanded from the UPA government to prosecute those
indicted by the commission.
"After 17 long years and over 4000
hearings Justice Liberhan has submitted his report on the demolition
of Babri Masjid and it has been placed on the table of the House of
the Parliament The report has named 68 important figures responsible
for the demolition. It is a matter of concern that as there is no
specific measures mentioned in the Action Taken Report(ATR) which
was placed before the house of Parliament has encouraged the
architects of demolition of Babri to vilify the atmosphere of the
country taking advantage of the non prosecution", wrote Prakash N.
Shah, Convener of the Movement for Secular Democracy in a letter
addressed to the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.
"The central thrust of the report expose the shameless betrayal and
desecration of the Constitution and it’s basic Principles by the
major ruling parties and cannot be ignored or put aside by legal
squabbling and finding some loop holes here and there. We the
concerned citizens of Gujarat urge you to take immediate steps in
this regard and hand over the case to CBI and open Fast track Courts
with out delay to bring a logical end to years long judicial feud",
he wrote in the letter signed by over a dozen members.
Meanwhile, on the eve of the 17th
anniversary of the demolition of the historic Babri Masjid a silent
candle march to demand action on Liberhan Report was organized
yesterday on December 5, 2009 at 5.00pm by Dalit Sikh, Christian,
Muslim and human rights organizations.
The march that started from Jantar
Mantar Road in New Delhi culminated at the Parliament Street.
According to Ms Archana Singh,
Convenor of the joint march, the march was participated by a large
number of people belonging to different religions and classes and
was addressed by prominent leaders of different communities and
“The march demanded immediate actions
on the Liberhan Commission Report and punishment to those indicted
by it as well as stern action against the social, cultural and
political organizations,” said Nand Lal, a well known Dalit leader.