Don’t wait for verdict, Azam tells Muslims
The expelled Samajwadi Party MLA Mohd Azam Khan today called upon the Muslim community not to wait for High Court verdict in Babri Masjid-Ramjanma Bhoomi case, even as a favourable verdict would not help them.india Updated: Sep 16, 2010 18:00 IST
The expelled Samajwadi Party MLA Mohd Azam Khan today called upon the Muslim community not to wait for High Court verdict in Babri Masjid-Ramjanma Bhoomi case, even as a favourable verdict would not help them. He said even if Muslims win the case the central government was not in a position to restore possession to them. They (Muslims) should wait for good time, he said.
“Musalmaan waqt ka intezar kare, waqt insaf karega”, Khan pontificated.
Talking to HT here on Thursday, Khan said the Muslim community should not get emotionally swayed by verdict, which is coming on September 24, and maintain peace and harmony.
Khan said, “after demolition of Babri Masjid a temple was constructed which still existed there and no government has power to remove it and restore possession to Muslims, even if they win the case”.
He wanted to know whether the central government was in a position to implement the verdict if it comes in favour of Muslims. “If it is impossible then why Muslims are waiting for verdict”, Khan said, adding, “Muslims have no option but to wait”.
“Thus the verdict should not lead to violence”, he said.
He said verdict should come and it is for the court to decide the date. However he said it had already been delayed.
But he strongly opposed any settlement. Khan said there was no use of out-of-court settlement.
“Out-of-settlement for what-land or faith”, Khan asked. In matter of faith such exercise has no meaning, he added.
Referring to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement that the organization would react within the ambit of law in case of adverse verdict, Khan said “the RSS had talked about law and had even Kalyan Singh government had given undertaking to Supreme Court before the demolition of mosque on December 6, 1992”.
“They have their own definition of law”, Khan commented.
Khan, who had long been associated with Babri Masjid movement, said that some political parties had however been eagerly waiting for verdict to politicize it in 2012 assembly election.
“The people should frustrate their design”, Khan said, adding the Muslim community should also be vigilant about politicizing the issue.
About SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s apology to Muslim on his alliance with Kalyan Singh in 2009 parliamentary election, Khan said there was no consensus in Yadav family on the issue. Mulayam Singh sought apology but his younger brother and leader of Opposition Shivpal Yadav disowned it. He said Mulyam’s apology plank had thus failed. “Let there be a unanimity in the family first”, Khan said.
First Published: Sep 16, 2010 17:59 IST