People in Ayodhya crave for peace on Babri demolition anniversaryDecember 6th, 2007 - 3:39 pm ICT by admin
Ayodhya, Dec 6 (ANI): Residents in Ayodhya today craved for peace as the town observed the 15th anniversary of the demolition of Babri Masjid on Thursday.
Hindus said they are still scared and believed a court decision on the case could spark off riots again.
“The court will take decision in favour of either party, which is dangerous for the peace and unity here. We want to maintain peace and communal harmony in the city,” said Nand Kishore Mishra.
The Muslim community blamed politicians for disturbing communal harmony.
“There is no tension between both communities here. It is all because of politicians. We are the same as before,” said Mehandi Hasan. Muslim organisations observe the day as a “Black Day” while fundamentalist Hindu organisations celebrate it as “Victory Day”.
The demolition of the 16th century mosque on December 6, 1992, triggered off nationwide communal riots that took a heavy toll of human life.
The ramifications of that movement are still being felt. Senior BJP leader L K Advani is among those accused of inciting communal passions by making inflammatory statements.
After razing the Babri mosque, Hindu activists put up a makeshift temple at the site that they contend is the birthplace of God Ram. (ANI)
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