Babri Masjid demolition symbolic of dismantling of a compassionate India: Great-grandson of Gandhi

New Delhi, December 07 (KMS): Demolition of Babri Masjid is symbolic of dismantling of a compassionate India, admitted Tushar Gandhi, author and great-grandson of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on the 30th anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition.

Tushar Gandhi in a tweet said, “Dec 6, 1992 is the murder of Secular Inclusive India and birth of politics of hate and divisive practices.”

“Demolition of Babri Masjid is symbolic of dismantling of a compassionate India and signalled beginning of unravelling of our Constitution,” read Tushar Gandhi’s tweet.

30 years ago, on 6 December 1992, the screaming mob of thousands of Hindu militants stormed Babri Masjid in Ayodhya city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh demolished it with sledgehammers and their bare hands.

In 2019, the Supreme Court of India ruled that the site in Ayodhya, where Hindutva mobs destroyed Babri Masjid, must be handed over to a Hindu trust to oversee the construction of a temple. Many argue that India’s top court’s verdict puts a legal seal on the goal of the political agenda of Hindutva that led to Babri Masjid’s demolition.

In 2020, another Indian court acquitted all Hindutva leaders including former Deputy Prime Minister, LK Advani, citing “lack of credible evidence” in Babri demolition case.

%d bloggers like this: