The events of 6th December 1992 and the violence that followed targeting innocent Muslim and other people in Mumbai and other parts of the country, continues to haunt the country – not as a memory of the past, but as a painful reality that has been repeated over and over again – in Gujarat 2002, in Muzaffarnagar 2012, as well as in Trilokpuri and Bawana and other parts of Delhi in 2014, in the episodes of violence against one section of the people in Odisha and Assam. The continued denial of justice for the victims of such violence including the genocide of Sikhs in 1984 clearly shows that we cannot expect the institutions of the state to punish the perpetrators of such monstrous crimes.
The entire operation to demolish Babri Masjid was a carefully planned act of the Indian ruling establishment. The executive, legislature and judiciary were fully involved, through acts of commission and omission, in the demolition. Various political parties and other organizations of the ruling elite were entrusted with the task of inflaming passions among the people, dividing them on religious lines, to set the stage for the demolition.
The demolition of Babri Masjid revealed that it is not the people but the Indian state which is communal. Far from fulfilling the duty of ensuring security and prosperity for the people, the State itself is guilty of organizing communal pogroms and massacres. State terrorism, the targeting of this or that community for genocidal massacres, has remained a preferred weapon of those in power and their State to destroy the unity of our people.
Our past experience shows that no matter which party or alliance is in power, the guilty of these crimes are never punished.
Press Release: Massive Rally on 6th December in Delhi demands punishment of those responsible for demolition of Babri Masjid
Here below are links to articles and report of events condemning the demolition of Babri Masjid.
Lok Raj Sangathan, together with several other organisations across Delhi, held a massive demonstration from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar on December 6, 2014, to mark 22 years after the demolition of the Babri Masjid and the state organised violence and terror that followed...(click here to read more)
- Declaration on the occasion of demolition of Babri Masjid 6 December 2014 (English)
- Declaration on the occasion of demolition of Babri Masjid 6 December 2014 (Hindi)
In the News
- 6th December Rally and Demonstration Coverage by Newspapers
- 30 organizations will hold joint rally on 22nd anniversary of Babri masjid demolition
- 22nd anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition: Several groups put up united symbolic demonstration at Jantar Mantar
- Protests in Delhi, Hyderabad mark 22nd Babri demolition anniversary
From our Archives
- Demolition Of Babri Masjid – A Turning Point For The Indian Polity (2012)
- LRS Statement: 17th Anniversary of the Destruction of Babri Masjid (2009)