Someone did demolish the Babri structure on December 6, 1992

But it was not by the 32 against whom the case was filed by the CBI (there were more names in the original case, but they were dropped since they had expired at time of judgement). Then who is this ‘someone’?  Because the structure was indeed demolished on December 6, 1992.

The judge giving the judgement said that the evidence presented by the CBI does not establish that the 32 were either part of the group that took the action of demolition, nor did they hatch a conspiracy to get it done.  In fact, the judge said that the evidence before him would prove that these 32 were trying to stop the demolition taking place.

However, as expected, the members of the Khan Market Gang have gone ballistic because this went against the false narrative that they have been propagating all the time. The ground below them has been shifting for a long time. The Lok Sabha elections of 2014 made them finally realise that the people of Bharat have seen through their agenda, and hence they can no longer be in a denial mode. In this election, the total votes for the BJP increased from around 90 million in 2009 to around 200 million in 2014.  An increase of around 220%.

But this article is about the ‘someone’ who did demolish the Babri structure on December 6, 1992.  They were the kar sewaks who had gathered there from all over Bharat in very large numbers.  And there was a FIR filed against the group of kar sewaks, without naming anyone.  Because they were not acting for themselves – they were acting for the Hindu Samaj.

What was it about the structure that the kar sewaks so passionately wanted to destroy?  It was a structure that was built in 1528 CE on the site of the birth of Shri Ram, the Maryada Purushottam.  And it was done after deliberately destroying a temple that stood there in honour of Shri Ram. The structure was meant to be a symbol of the slavery of Hindus, thus a political structure and not religious.  It was intentionally offensive because Babur, an alien invader who had Islam in his heart and mind, wanted to tell the Hindus that Islam ruled even over their holy sites. Those who think otherwise want to continue the same odious objective that Babur had.

Hindus never gave up the claim to this holy site, even after the temple in honour of Shri Ram was destroyed. They continued to offer their prayers within the structure’s compound.  People from various parts of the country waged battles for its recovery. Hindus sacrificed their lives in the process.

They took up the case legally under the British colonial rule. In 1886, a British judge accepted that the site was holy for the Hindus, but he had no interest in remedying the grievance of the Hindus. His interpretation of the law was correct, but justice was not done.

In the post-Independence period, Hindus took up the case through the legal process. But this got dragged on, and Hindus were seeing that justice would not be done. They participated in the discussions held by the VP Singh, Chandrashekar and Narasimha Rao governments. Each time they were frustrated at the altar of vote-bank politics. And all this was encouraged by those who said they were wearing the label of secularism on their sleeves.

The kar sewak wanted back something that was stolen from them – the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi.  Normally, this restitution should have been done as a matter of course.  But it was actively denied at each and every step of their effort, until November 9, 2019, when justice was finally done by the Supreme Court of Bharat.

This judgement accepted the Hindu case in totality, even as they said that the destruction itself was not as per the law.  But then how long did the Hindus have to wait for justice?

We do not label various revolutionaries like Bhagat Singh, Chapekar brothers etc. as murderers.  We hold them as freedom fighters.  The kar sewaks are also like these freedom fighters – they fought for the freedom of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi.


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About the Author

Ashok Chowgule
Working President (External), Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Bharat.