Babri anniv passes off peacefully in Charminar

CHARMINAR: Various on Thursday gave a bandh call in to protest the demolition of in 1992.

Several shops, business establishments and educational institutions, remained closed during the day.

Scores of Darsgah-e-Jihad-o-Shahadat (DJS) activists, holding black flags, tried to take out a rally from Moghalpura but police foiled their bid to proceed and took them into custody.

Speaking against the demolition of Babri Masjid, DJS members sought the reconstruction of the as early as possible and threatened to step up their agitation if the demands were not met.

“The DJS has been peacefully protesting against the demolition of Babri Masjid and this protest will continue. It is made clear that any kind of construction on masjid land will not be acceptable. DJS will not obey any judgment pronounced by the court, without evidence. If we fail to rebuild Babri Masjid on its original site, our children will lead the task,” DJS president MA Masjid said.

Other DJS members, Salahuddin Affan and Mohammed Bin Omer, criticised the demolition in 1992 and sought punishment of the culprits.

“It has been 26 years since the demolition of Babri Masjid and no justice has been done so far. The mosque was demolished by Hindu terrorists and December 6 for Muslims is a black day. Thousands of Muslim protesters were killed in firing and many were put in jail after the demolition,” said Salahuddin Affan at a media conference organised before taking out the rally at Moghalpura DJS office.

“If the Supreme Court pronounce any verdict against Masjid reconstruction, it will not be acceptable to us. We want all Muslims to be united and come forward for this cause. We want reconstruction of Babri Masjid on the real site, else we will not allow anybody build Ram temple,” he said.

A day before, the United Muslim Forum and other Muslims groups had called on people to observe bandh peacefully in Old City. They wanted people to hold special prayers for the reconstruction. Hyderabad police commissioner Anjani Kumar visited and surrounding areas to take stock of security arrangements in Old Cty.
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