"BABRI MASJID AT ITS ORIGINAL SPOT" SAYS ALI MIYAN
Ali Miyan has at last broke his silence. The internationally renowed Islamic scholar of India, Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadvi, popularly known as Ali Mian the world over has demanded that the Babri Masjid be built at its original spot only as there was never any temple at that spot. He asserted that Babar did not demolish any temple in Ayodhya. Thus there was no question of the mosque having been built over the debris of a temple.
He said that the Muslims in the country would not accept anything less as an average Muslim now wants that the mosque be rebuilt at its original spot only.
He urged the government to make arrangement to shift the idols of Ram Lalla installed in a makeshift temple there. He said idols should be installed in a temple, not in a mosque.
As for remnants of a temple being discovered during digging up operation at the Babri Masjid site he said these have been dumped there after having been brought from some where else.
Expressing reservations about the effectiveness of the Supreme Court in handing the matter, he opposed the government decision to refer the case to the apex court under article 143 to give its opinion whether there was ever a temple at the dispute site in Ayodhya.
He declared in clear terms that the Muslims would not relinquish their claim over the spot even if the court was of the opinion that a temple was demolished to build the mosque, since there was never a temple at that spot.
PAKISTAN CASTIGATES INDIA
The Pakistan President Mr. Gulam Ishaq Khan castigated India for the Babri Masjid demolition and its aftermath saying it had "added another black chapter to India's records of black deeds."
He stated "India boasts to secularism and also claims to be world's largest democracy. The followers of Ahimsa eulogise human rights and never tire of showering praises on love and amity. But the heart breaking incident of the demolition of the Babri Mosque and the largescale massacre of Muslims in anti-Muslim riots that followed have unmasked the real face of the Hindu society". He said "I don't have appropriate words to fully express our sense of grief, indignation and outrage over this shameful and abhorrent act. "The world should not view the desecration of the Babri Masjid as a bilateral
matter between India and Pakistan for it concerns basic human rights, protection of which is the responsibility of the entire world", the President added.
The Pakistan President said, "What happened in India was a challenge to the religious honour and pride of one billion Muslims and therefore the government had raised the matter in International forums like the United Nation and Organisation of Islamic Conference with a view to force India to fulfil its obligations of safeguarding the right of the minorities, their places of worship and other holy sites in conformity with International law, traditions of civilised government and the provisions of the Liaqat-Nehru pact.
"BOYCOTT INDIA" SAYS MWL
The 50 members of the constituent assembly of the Makkah-based Muslim World League (MWL) met later at Makkah for a five days meet.
The Muslim scholars gathered there passed recommendations calling on their governments to impose economic sanctions of India over the Babri Masjid crisis and accused New Delhi of negligence and failure to respond adequately when zealot Hindus set on razing down the mosque on December 6, 1992.
"This act was strongly condemned by the council members as it has set a very bad impression upon Muslims all over the world. The council blamed the Indian Government for taking too long and doing very little to respond to the situation", MWL secy. Gen. Dr. Abdullah Omar Naseef said.
The council members demanded that the Indian government rebuild the mosque on its original site, protect Muslim sanctuaries and work to prevent the recurrence of such atrocities.
"If New Delhi does not heed these calls then Muslim countries will be asked to use trade sanctions as a weapon and Muslim people asked to boycott Indian goods and refrain from hiring Indian contract workers." Said Dr. Naseef.