My reply to SAHMAT
On 7th January 1993, The President of India referred the issue to the Supreme Court for a decision. The Presidential reference read: "Whether a Hindu Temple or any religious structure existed prior to the construction of the Ramjanmabhoomi–Babri Masjid (including the premises of the inner and outer courtyards of such structure) in the areas on which the structure stood?"
Chief Justice of India M.N. Venkatachaliah, Justice J.S. Verma and Justice G.N. Ray together signed a judgement dated 24th October 1994, which said, in para 100(11): "We very respectfully decline to answer it and return the same". Justice A.M. Ahmadi and Justice S.P. Bharucha gave their judgement on the same day. Para 165 of their judgement read: "The Presidential Reference is returned respectfully, unanswered". Haven't they already decided 'not to decide'? Therefore, now that the Allahabad High Court has given its verdict, it should be treated as the final verdict.
In fact, today all the fake secularists and bleeding heart liberals, who have come under your banner, stand exposed. On the basis of facts, logic and reason, the AHC has taken a logical decision. It has put its stamp of approval on all their claims, except the 1/3rd of the land given to Muslims. This will enable Hindus to continue their campaign for getting back the 1/3rd land given to Muslims.
Since a majority of the Muslims seem to accept the AHC judgement, your motive in issuing such a statement is obviously to provoke them. Perverted secularists like you and the signatories do not want communal harmony, because that will lead to the closure of their shops. Therefore, by issuing such statements, you are trying to rekindle the communal frenzy. And I am sure, you will be defeated in these nefarious designs, as you have been in the AHC judgement.
This letter of mine will be published in Hindu Voice and National Spirit. If you reply to this letter, that too will be published, if I find it worth publishing. I would love to receive your rebuttal.
Editor, Hindu Voice (Monthly) - Espousing the cause of Hindutva
Editor, National Spirit (Weekly) - Stirring up the Soul of Bharat
Founder-President, Hindu Journalists & Intellectuals Forum (Regd.)
210 Abhinav, Teen Dongri
Yeshwant Nagar, Goregaon West
Tel: 022-28764460, 09324728153
Statement on Ayodhya Verdict
The judgement delivered by the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid Dispute on 30 September 2010 has raised serious concerns because of the way history, reason and secular values have been treated in it. First of all, the view that the Babri Masjid was built at the site of a Hindu temple, which has been maintained by two of the three judges, takes no account of all the evidence contrary to this fact turned up by the Archaeological Survey of India’s own excavations: the presence of animal bones throughout as well as of the use of ‘surkhi’ and lime mortar (all characteristic of Muslim presence) rule out the possibility of a Hindu temple having been there beneath the mosque. The ASI’s controversial Report which claimed otherwise on the basis of ‘pillar bases’ was manifestly fraudulent in its assertions since no pillars were found, and the alleged existence of ‘pillar bases’ has been debated by archaeologists. It is now imperative that the site notebooks, artefacts and other material evidence relating to the ASI’s excavation be made available for scrutiny by scholars, historians and archaeologists.
No proof has been offered even of the fact that a Hindu belief in Lord Rama’s birth-site being the same as the site of the mosque had at all existed before very recent times, let alone since ‘time immemorial’. Not only is the judgement wrong in accepting the antiquity of this belief, but it is gravely disturbing that such acceptance should then be converted into an argument for deciding property entitlement. This seems to be against all principles of law and equity.
The most objectionable part of the judgement is the legitimation it provides to violence and muscle-power. While it recognizes the forcible break-in of 1949 which led to placing the idols under the mosque-dome, it now recognizes, without any rational basis, that the transfer put the idols in their rightful place. Even more astonishingly, it accepts the destruction of the mosque in 1992 (in defiance, let it be remembered, of the Supreme Court’s own orders) as an act whose consequences are to be accepted, by transferring the main parts of the mosque to those clamouring for a temple to be built.
For all these reasons we cannot but see the judgement as yet another blow to the secular fabric of our country and the repute of our judiciary. Whatever happens next in the case cannot, unfortunately, make good what the country has lost.
Amiya Kumar Bagchi
Iqtidar Alam Khan
Indira Arjun Dev
Mahendra Pratap Singh
Madan Gopal Singh
SAHMAT 29, Feroze Shah Road,New Delhi-110001 Telephone- 23381276/ 23070787 e-mail-sahmat8@ yahoo.com