May 27, 2024

Moon Desk: Lal Krishna Advani, who spearheaded the campaign ‘rath yatra’ called chariot procession from Somnath in Gujarat to Ayodhya on September 25, 1990, whipped up anti Muslim feelings , got the five centuries old Babri Masjid in Ayodhya destroyed and divided communities, was chosen for India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna.
This coincides with the inauguration of the Ram temple where Babri Masjid once stood in Ayodhya. This shows that in India lawlessness ,hooliganism and violence by Hindutva fascists were also honored with highest award . It also signals the Grand Success of destructive Communal Politics In fact Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself was accused of committing genocide of Muslims in Gujarat in February 2002 and was declared persona non grata even by United states.
However the President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen. AIMIM, Asaduddin Owaisi mocked the Centre’s decision to confer the Bharat Ratna to BJP leader LK Advani, saying that the “graves of the dead are nothing but stepping stones”. Owaisi also attached a map of India, showing the “places affected by Advani’s Rath Yatra
It was Advani who first brought the Babri Masjid issue to the forefront of the BJP’s strategy and politicised it to achieve power. His extremely dangerous ‘rath yatra’ crusade against Indian Muslims whipped up religious sentiment, polarised society, generated passions and stirred Hindus and Muslims with pernicious results.
On 6 December 1992, RSS cadres gathered in the Babri mosque premises on the premise of conducting a religious ceremony marking the laying of the first bricks for constructing a Ram temple – on the site they believe was the birth place of Rama- hero in the epic Ramayana. Advani, who was at the site, together with other BJP, VHP and RSS leaders, instigated the organised mob.The RSS, BJP, VHP and Sangh Parivar, youths professionally razed the mosque to the ground. Groups of jubilant RSS supporters paraded through the narrow lanes chanting obscene slogans against Muslims.
Explaining the conspiracy, Gandhian Nirmala Deshpande said in April 2001, that the demolition was a pre-meditated and well-planned exercise carried out by experts who knew “structural engineering” – apparent from the fact that the domes of the mosque fell from the base.
Advani has been a Hindu fascist since his early days in Karachi where he was born, and was a RSS organiser during the partition of India in 1947 before moving into Rajasthan. In 1951, he became the Jana Sangh secretary in Delhi and was later elected President of the Jana Sangh after which he joined the BJP. Even as India’s deputy Prime Minister, he attended the RSS-BJP meeting to finalise the campaign to build the Ram temple.

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