11 November 2019, Mon

The court did not take decision on evidence; government’s political intention was served, he added

Jamaat Ameer expresses concern over the Indian Supreme Court verdict on Babri Mosque

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami’s Ameer Maqbul Ahmad has issued the following statement on 11 November 2019 expressing deep concern over the recent verdict of the Indian Supreme Court on the historic Babri Mosque. 

“We are deeply shocked and concerned about the verdict of the Indian Supreme Court on historical Babri Mosque, announced on Saturday. World Muslim communities could not appreciate the verdict by any means.

A communal group of India violated UN declared religious convention and also the Indian law and subsequently demolished this 460 year long historical Mosque. These goons demonstrated their utmost disrespect towards the religious sentiments of the Muslims. Whereas, by this verdict the Indian apex court has categorically indulged those communal goons. Muslims from all over the world are saddened by the verdict. The court has awarded the disputed site to the Hindus, and ordered a separate piece of land be given to the Muslims to construct another mosque. Such verdict is nothing but a mockery to the Muslims. With this verdict, the Muslims had been made deprived from their due religious rights once again. 

The communal group’s claim of this site as the birthplace of Hindu deity Rama is genuinely confusing. Even after digging into the sites, no such symptom or debris of a temple was found. The Supreme Court also admitted that, from the archeological report, there is no evidence that mosque had been built over there by replacing a Hindu temple. So, the demand of demolishing the Babri Mosque and to construct a Hindu temple in the same site is unjustified and void.

Immediate after the verdict, while giving interview with various media, one of the former Chief justices of India and the several other retired High Court judges affirmed that “it is not the jurisdiction of the court to fabricate history. The court should give decision based on authentic and credible evidences and documents. But this time, the Supreme Court has not decided on evidence. As such, this verdict failed to meet the demand of the law and the constitution.” 

Such remarks of the justices proved that the Indian Supreme Court has given the verdict this time to meet the political agenda of the incumbent government. This verdict will be regarded as a perverse judgement throughout the history.

We hope that the Indian government will show respect towards the sentiments of the Indian Muslims and the UN convention for Religion and Human Rights and will take immediate initiatives accordingly to reconstruct the Mosque in the same site of the Babri Mosque.