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Handover Babri mosque site to Muslims: CIM

The Council of Indian Muslims in UK asks the Indian government to hand over Babri mosque site to Muslims and allow them to rebuild the mosque there.

world Updated: Dec 07, 2007 09:51 IST

The Council of Indian Muslims (CIM) in UK on Friday asked the Indian government to hand over Babri mosque site to Muslims and allow them to rebuild the mosque there.

"Babri Mosque demolition and Gujarat massacre have left deep scars on Muslim psyche and unfortunately no concrete step has been taken by the Indian Government to cure this pain," the CIM Chairman Mohammad Munaf Zeena said in a statement.

Marking the 15th anniversary of demolition of Babri Masjid Mosque, Zeena said, "One finds it extremely frustrating that those who pulled down the mosque in full media glare, incited attacks on Muslims and rejoiced on those atrocities are roaming free.

Babri Mosque was demolished on 6th December 1992 by Hindu extremists who claim that it stood on the site of the birth place of Lord Rama. Hindu-Muslim riots that followed killed some 2,000 people across India, most of them Muslims.

"But no compassion has been shown in punishing the Muslims for their alleged involvement in the 1992 riots in Mumbai despite the fact that in its report Justice Sri Krishna commission had clearly identified the perpetrators of these riots and CBI had charge sheeted the inciters of the demolition of Babri Mosque."

"Such discriminatory policies create negative psyche that is detrimental to the development of any society," he said.

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