New Delhi, Nov 09: K K Muhammad had once said death is preferable while on duty. He made this comment when he was told he was going to be suspended for making public the fact that he had discovered temple remnants inside the Babri Mosque. Muhammad worked along with archaeologist B B Lal, the former director-general of the ASI who led the excavation team that first claimed to have unearthed remnants of a Hindu temple.
While the Supreme Court delivered the Ayodhya verdict by giving the disputed land to the Ramjanmabhoomi Nyas, the court also made an interesting observation with regard to the birthplace of Lord Ram
One very key observation that was made by the Supreme Court while delivering the Ayodhya verdict was with regard to the Ram Janmasthan or Ram’s birthplace.
The court said that it is thus concluded that prior to construction of the mosque and subsequent thereto, Janmasthan of Lord Ram is the place where Babri Mosque has been constructed where faith and belief is proved by documentary and oral evidence.
Rekindling the debate yet again, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board has said that Babri Masjid will always remain a Mosque and Muslims can never exchange the land for the Masjid.
With conspiracy charges being pressed against Union Minister, Uma Bharti in connection with the Babri Masjid demolition case, in certain quarters questions have been asked whether she should resign. Sources in the government tell OneIndia that there is no question of her being asked to resign.
The mosque that made his career became the mosque that ended his career too. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court restored the charges against Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch L K Advani in the Babri Masjid case. This effectively would mean his name would figure much lower in the Presidential race. The Presidential elections are slated for July as the term of Pranab Mukherjee comes to an end.
L K Advani and others could be sentenced to five years in jail if conspiracy charges in the Babri Masjid demolition case is proven. The Supreme Court pointed out that a 25 year pendency in this case was ‘evasion of justice,’ while stating that it would direct the Lucknow court to complete the trial in two years while ordering a day to day hearing.
New Delhi, Dec 22: The focus is back on Ayodhya with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas leaders claiming to revive the movement to construct a Ram Temple. Several stone laden lorries arrived at Ayodhya over the past few days and the two organisations have said that they will speed up the construction work. However the Committee on Babri Masjid has cried foul and says that it is the job of both the Uttar Pradesh state government and the centre to ensure that such activity is stopped immediately as there is a status quo on the site. The convenor the committee, Dr S Q R Ilyas says that there is a status quo order and no activity can take place there.
So much has changed between December 6th 1992 and December 6th 2014. This is a day that is remembered for the demolition of the Babri Masjid and although it will remain in the memories of many for a long time, it would be safe to say that the nation has moved on. I was just out of school when the Babri Masjid was demolished.
In fact I was in Mangalore and after the riots broke out, there was no way I was getting back home. However after a 48 hour ordeal, I managed to get into a jam packed train sit on the foot board for 24 hours and reach Bangalore. A lot of you may remember what the situation was like in the entire country.
Fast forward: Eighteen years later, I found myself at Lucknow right before the High Court. This time around I was there to report the verdict which was being passed after nearly 2 decades. There was enough and more drama that led up to the passing of this verdict. I landed in Lucknow on September 23 2010. The verdict was to be delivered on the same day. As I was leaving for the High Court the news broke that the Supreme Court had deferred the verdict of the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court. I left Lucknow for Bangalore. However in the next hearing the Supreme Court had cleared the pronouncement of the verdict and I was back in Lucknow on September 30 2010
In this context, Oneindia speaks with Dr SQR Ilyas, the convenor of the Babri Masjid Action Committee and member of the All India Muslim Law Personal Board. In this interview, Dr Ilyas says that the case will go on no matter what as today it has become case between the Muslim Community vs the state and the Centre.
The panic that led to the massive exodus of people from the North Eastern states had a Pakistan hand in it. The proof that India has is good enough, but the bigger point is that Pakistan has managed to replicate what it usually does in its terror campaign against India.
Sources who are part of the investigation tell rediff.com that the cyber campaign by Pakistan against India is exactly like the terror campaign that the Lashkar-e-Tayiba launched against India. The panic campaign which Pakistan launched had an Indian hand as well as some of their well wishers in India helped spread the message and ensured that it reached every corner of the country. The cyber terrorists at Pakistan used the same model that the Lashkar used to spread terror in India. The Lashkar which carried out almost all attacks on Indian soil gradually relied on Indian modules such as SIMI and the Indian Mujahideen to spread terror. What the cyber army did in Pakistan was use Indian accounts on social media sites and also some websites to spread the panic across India.
The Indian investigator’s report shows that morphed images were used and pictures and messages were uploaded through 70 sites. In addition to this, bulk messages were also sent to add to the panic.
Intelligence Bureau officials say that free wheelers in Pakistan with the support of the establishment have used the cyber space to attack developing nations like India. This was a campaign that was launched a decade ago and continues unabated till date. Pakistan tends to call these people as non state actors but we are convinced that they enjoy the support of the establishment. Creating discord and panic while disturbing communal harmony has been top on their agenda.
In the latest probe it has been found that Pakistan has been trying to create assets in India like they did with the SIMI and the IM. When the images and the messages originated out of Pakistan, there were many modules in India that grabbed this and blindly circulated it thus leading to the panic. The fact that this material was being created since July itself shows that it was a well planned operation. The Pakistan cyber army has been told to hunt for home grown modules in India. The Home grown cyber modules act as carriers of the propaganda which makes the job easier. It was also found during the agitation that many local leaders used this propaganda to fuel tensions and not to mention the scores of so called activists who blindly passed on this information without checking the veracity of the messages.
Sources say that this is probably one of the first campaigns online that Pakistan has attempted and suceeded. Although the cyber armies in Pakistan have often defaced Indian websites, this is the first time they are attempting to replicate the Lashkar module by using home grown modules to further terror.
India needs to be extremely watchful of this new tactic since the web could be a highly dangerous space as it is largely not monitored. The cyber groups in Pakistan will continue to lure many in India to create fake profiles and pages so that in the years to come they could spread panic and terror which would emerge out of the Indian servers, just the way it was done with the Indian Mujahideen. Pakistan would want even cyber terror to become self sufficient like the other form of terrorism, IB officials also say.
They are aware that creating such assets or modules in India could help them a great deal as they always want to ensure that there is panic in India but no finger should be pointed at them.
This art of false propaganda is not something new for Pakistan. Today it is happening on the web space while a 15 years back it was through pamphlets and later compact discs. Post Babri masjid and also Godhra, the Indian agencies had found loads of such pamphlets and CDs in Kashmir which contained morphed images and false messages. On verifying it was found that most of them were fake aimed at brain washing the you to take up arms against India. Ironically such material is still available online and also with some persons who subscribe to Pakistan’s version of Jihad.
The probe has further found that all through knowing fully well that the Assam conflict was an ethnic one, they tried to colour it communal. Further they also wanted some right wing groups to retaliate which would mean that there would be more panic. Irresponsible statements by some politicians, the enthusiasm by some activists, sensationalism by the media, Pakistan’s own capabilities on the web and lastly the fact that sympathisers bit the bait were all factors which went into the planning and execution of this huge plan which dispaced lakhs of people especially from the North Eastern states, the probe also reveals.