By Special Correspondent
Chennai: On 27th year of demolition of Babri Masjid Tamilnadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (TMMK) staged demonstration across the state on Friday demanding the review of the unconstitutional Judgement delivered in the Babri Masjid case.
Thousands of activists belonging to TMMA demanded stringent punishment for those responsible for demolition of Babri Masjid.
Defying the ban order by Police thousands of men and women participated in the demonstration and courted arrest.The protesters demanded protection of places of worship of Minorities.
Prof. M.H. Jawahirullah, the President of TMMK led the protest march in the state capital Chennai. Addressing the gatherings Mr. Jawahirullah said “ The November 9 Judgement on the land dispute of 464 years old Babri Masjid has been criticised by several legal luminaries and former Judges of the Honourable Supreme Court as outright denial of Justice. Hon’ble A.K. Ganguly, former Judge of the Supreme Court has observed that “ the Muslims have witnessed the existence of a mosque in that site for several generations which has been demolished and a temple is going to be raised on the same site as per the judgement of the Supreme Court, which has raised several doubts in my mind. As a student of Constitutional law, it is very difficult for me to accept the Judgement.” Another former Supreme Court Judge Markandeya Katju condemned the judgement by observing that “the saddest day after the Partition of the country was the day when the Babri Masjid was demolished. The Supreme Court Judgement while declaring the act of demolition as illegal has however in the final part of the judgement contradicted itself by allowing the construction of Ram temple in the same site.”
‘The Supreme Court has accepted most of the stands of Muslim litigants like e.g., Babri Masjid has not been constructed after demolishing a Ram temple. The Muslims possess documents to prove that Namaz (Islamic Worship) has been offered in the Babri Mosque from 1856 to 1949. The Idols were illegally smuggled into the mosque on the night of December 22 and the early hours of December 23, 1949. The demolition of the Babri masjid on December 6, 1992 is “an egregious violation of the rule of law’ he added.
‘The Supreme Court while accepting all the above-mentioned points has ludicrously stated that the Muslims are unable to prove that the mosque after its construction in 1528 was used for offering Namaz up to 1857. The contradiction in the court’s findings on this subject is stark. It chose to decide the entire dispute on one factor: that the Muslims were unable to show evidence of exclusive possession of the site between 1528 and 1857, because there is evidence for Hindu worship in outer courtyard. Hence the court has granted the entire land for construction of the temple which is unconstitutional and denial of Justice, that’s why we demand justice , he said.In this background we are holding demonstration
Muslims are not alone in making these demands leaders from various fraternal parties and organisations also participated in this demonstration which was conducted in more than 40 places in Tamilnadu.
Several prominent personalities including Mr. G. Ramakrishnan. Politburou member. CPM, Mr. Sinthanai Selvan, General Secretary, Viduthalai Siruthaigal Party, Mr. Velmurugan, President, Tamilzhaga Valurimai Katchi, Mr. Viduthalai Rajenderan. General Secretary. Dravidar Viduthalai Kazhagam and Mr. Inigo Iruthayaraj of Christian Goodwill Movement addressed the gatherings.