Babri Masjid demolition destroyed Hindu-Muslim relations: Poll

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Demolition of Babri Masjid

NEW DELHI:  A large number of Indians believe that the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1991 strained the relations between Hindus and Muslims across the country, as per an IANS-CVoter snap poll.

This was revealed by a nationwide poll with a sample size of 1942 conducted using random sampling on December 5, 2021.

As many as 98.1 per cent of the respondents said that the incident damaged the relations between the two communities. However, while 59.3 per cent of these respondents further opined that the relations between the communities that had got damaged because of the incident is being healed with time, 38.8 per cent stated that the Hindu-Muslim relations were permanently damaged and divide continues to exits even 30 years after the Babri demolition. Only 1.9 per cent of those who participated in the survey said that the incident did not damage Hindu Muslim relations in the country.

A clear manifestation of the impact of the Babri demolition on the Hindu-Muslim relations was widespread communal riots that took place in the aftermath of the incident. Religious hatred had engulfed the nation and communal riots in different states claimed more than 1,000 lives.

However, in the past few years, the number of serious communal riots has gone down and respondents in the same survey were equally divided on the reasons for the dip in communal violence in the country. While 30.8 per cent of the respondents said that exemplary punishment to rioters by the judiciary is the main reason for the reduced number of communal riots, 36.5 per cent of those, who participated in the survey said that cooler heads from both communities calming down inflamed passions is the prime reason for ebbing the communal violence and 32.7 per cent opined better law and order maintenance by police has brought down the occurrence of such horrific incidents.

Narasimha Rao, Advani, Rajiv Gandhi share blame for Babri demolition

Blame seems to be equally divided between the top leadership of the Congress and the BJP over the demolition of the Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992, whose 30th anniversary falls on Monday, as per an IANS-CVoter snap poll.

Respondents were given the option to single out one among the three politicians who they considered more responsible for the demolition. Most analysts would have expected top BJP leaders to be blamed for the act. But the results were surprising.

The largest share of the blame went to former Prime Minister the late P.V. Narashima Rao, who was identified by 36.6 per cent of respondents as more responsible for the demolition. He was closely followed by BJP leader and former deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani. The surprise package was former Prime Minister the late Rajiv Gandhi, who was held more responsible for the act, even though he had been assassinated about 18 months before the actual demolition.

There doesn’t appear to be any deep polarisation on this issue across the party divides. While 32.4 per cent of NDA voters hold Advani responsible, 37.6 per cent of opposition voters hold him responsible. Similarly, while 36.1 per cent of NDA voters hold Rao responsible, 35.2 per cent of opposition hold him responsible. As mentioned earlier, Rajiv Gandhi had been assassinated in 1991. P.V. Narashima Rao was the prime minister at the time and L.K. Advani was actually present at the site when the disputed structure was brought down. — IANS

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  1. “Babri Masjid demolition destroyed Hindu-Muslim relations”

    AND, MM is working its heart out every single day to further the chaos. Thanks, MM.

  2. Overwhelming Majority of Majority community believe now that Muslims in India are not committed Indians, are anti Hindus and not Indian citizens, but Pakistanis. India should have become a Muslim Free Country after 1947. Muslims nuisance is in whole Region especially in Borders Sharing non-Muslim Countries like Myanmar, Sri Lanka, China and India. All three countries other than India have dealt with Muslims firmly without giving Muslims a ‘Pakistan’.

  3. We fail to teach these facts as part of our school curriculum and our media will not talk about these matters either. Difference between Muslims majority nations and Hindu majority nations, Nor our media and news is able to highlight the positives of India they are only interested to radicalize the Muslims of India. This is why we don’t tell the Muslims.

    In India u can built unlimited amount of minority worship places
    But in In Middle East & Muslim nations u are not allowed to build non-muslim places of worship. The most liberal muslim nations UAE allows just 1-2 non-muslim places of worship.
    How can u compare India with Saudi, Pakistan

    In India u can preach any religion in public places everyone has freedom to convert.
    In Middle East & Muslim nations u are not allowed to preach non-muslim religions in public places. Converting from Islam to non-muslim religion is jailable offense in all muslim countries.
    How can u compare Freedom in India with Muslim nations there is no comparison between egg and apple.

    In India there is reservations in govt jobs, police force & universities for minorities.
    In Middle East & Muslim nations there is no reservation for non-muslims in govt jobs, police force or universities.
    How can u compare India with Saudi & Pakistan

    No muslim nation reciprocates with reservation for non muslims. So in other words Muslims are enjoying in non Muslim nations yet they are thankless

    In India anyone from any religion can become Prime Minister, President, Chief of Army, Chief of Intelligence, Scientist.
    In Muslim nations (Pakistan Turkey Iran) only a Sunni muslim can become Prime Minister, President, Ayatullah, Chief of Army, Chief of Intelligence, Scientist.

    So muslims nations will not even allow minority muslim to become leader, so you can just forget about jews and hindus. So how can you compare India and muslim nations.
    Infact Pakistan constitution calls amadiya and shia as non-muslim. Indian constitution gives more rights to minorities then hindu majority. In India majority hindus pay taxes for temples and assets where minorities pay no tax for mosque, church and assets.

    In India muslims have voting rights,
    In Muslims nations there is Monarchy or Martial law or Military coups or Prime Ministers are puppets placed via rigged elections.
    How can you compare India with Pakistan or Saudi or with any muslim nation for that matter.

    In muslim nations even muslim voices are supressed, if they say anything they will be kidnapped and killed or face exodus. Sir there is no comparision with india and muslim nations in terms of freedom.
    So Muslims enjoy most in non muslim nations but keep complaining with fake lies and fake propaganda, this is old habit

    In all Muslims nations they have graded passports, example Bahrain or UAE can give passport to only muslims from other nations but they cannot have voting rights or political participations in govt process. This is like a investor passport only it has no political rights.

    In India any muslim, even pakistani can apply for Indian citizenship through another citizenship act but once you are citizen you are at par with other Indians, there is no graded passports like in muslim countries.

    But still too muslims always complaining creating political propagandas like shaheen baug.

    In India a muslim can protest in public, you don’t see protest in muslim countries or middle east cause if you protest you will vanish or disappear or face exile and your passport will be cancelled. This happens all the time in Middle East & Pakistan.

    In India a muslim can protest in public, you don’t see protest in muslim countries or middle east cause if you protest you will vanish or disappear or face exile and your passport will be cancelled. This happens all the time in Middle East & Pakistan. But in India the muslims do so much drama as though they dont have any voice. it is well known now attitude of muslims is always to bad mouth jews and hindus

    In India the minorities can bully the majority but this cannot happen anywhere in the world cause the minorities are able to group up and do block voting the church or mosque can tell them how to vote.

    In India govt pays fees of religion teachers in minority madrassas/ institutions/convents but in muslim nations they dont allow minority religion to be taught. Where it is taught it is strictly advised not to teach to muslim students about non-muslim religion.

    Infact in India hindu preaching or teaching Bhagwad gita or vedas is not allowed in schools due to Nehru creating this law, India is the only nation in the world to do this can christian nations and muslim nations emulate like India and stop islam and christianity to be taught at schools instead teach hinduism via a learned hindu teacher and pay them salary.

    In India minority religious places can keep loud speakers to announce azaan or can keep bells to announce mass. But in muslim nations they will tell you the sound from the temple or non muslim institution should not be heard on the streets. Hence they need to invest in acoustics

    In muslim nations u can be killed or jailed due 2 blasphemy law for criticizing muslim religion
    In India it is common for muslim clerics or muslim politicians 2 speak ill about Hindu gods & nothing will happen 2 them. Vice versa is not possible Kamlesh Tiwari was killed 4 this.

    There is so much difference in tolerance of muslim and non muslim nation . yes muslims always complaining in India about everything . Infact muslims will not obey supreme court orders when told to not use speakers early Morning before 6am , so muslims violate law and yet they complain always/ can they violate law in muslim nations no they cannot. In UAE they made law nobody can pray in road side after that nobody will pray on road but in India you will block trains and yet complain hindus are doing majoritism

    Still despite that Muslims in India will be cursing Hindus 24×7.

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