Babri mosque verdict favours the hindutva nationalist culprits and put other muslim sites at risk

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The Ayodhya dispute has cast a shadow on the future of these Indian mosques

It doesn’t end with Babri Masjid.

The violent history of the Ayodhya land title case has cast a shadow on the future of various mosques in the country contested by Hindu groups. Most of them are believed to have been built after the destruction of older temples, while a few are disputed as they are located in predominantly Hindu neighbourhoods.

An escalation of tensions at these sites is not rare, and often results in violence and a deepening distrust between the followers of India’s two biggest religions.

These mosques are protected under the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, which states that a religious place will retain the same character it had on the day of India’s independence—Aug. 15, 1947. The law was enacted in 1991, at the height of the Ramjanmabhoomi protests, and did not extend to the contested Babri Masjid in Ayodhya that would be demolished the next year.

Legal sanctity, though, is not enough to protect religious structures in India, as the Babri Masjid’s demolition showed.

These are the other major disputed mosques in India:


What the Supreme Court's Ayodhya Judgment Means for the Future of the Republic

The main beneficiaries of the Supreme Court's verdict on Saturday are organically linked to the main accused in the crime of demolishing the mosque. And that's not good for India.

The title suit in the Babri Masjid matter has been going on in one form or the other since 1949, mainly in the local courts of Faizabad, where Ayodhya is located. It took on national salience in the 1980s, thanks to the cynical politics of Lal Krishna Advani, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Rajiv Gandhi and now forgotten villains like Vir Bahadur Singh and Arun Nehru.

BJP leaders conspired to demolish the mosque on December 6, 1992 and a Congress prime minister, Narasimha Rao, allowed them to get away with the crime. So did the Supreme Court judges of the day. Twenty-seven years later, the demolition case continues to linger. Even when all the evidence is recorded and arguments made, the outcome is uncertain since it is no secret that the prosecuting agency – the Central Bureau of Investigation – has wilfully dropped the ball.

Justice S.A. Bobde was right in observing in his interview to India Today – shortly after being named as the next Chief Justice of India – that there have been governments of all political persuasions in power at the Centre since the Ayodhya case first emerged in 1949. Yet the fact that the case ended up being fast-tracked at a time when the party in power today is one which openly asserts its partisanship on Ayodhya should be reason enough to worry us about happens next to the Republic. We already have a draft citizenship law which explicitly excludes Muslim refugees. A law has been passed that criminalises the abandonment of wives by Muslim men but not men of other religions. It is not a coincidence that the only part of India where the constitutional protections of liberty and free speech do not apply is a Muslim majority region, Kashmir.

 

JoanOfArc007

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It’s a pitiful ruling by a government body

“In other words, once the law is passed, a rotten Muslim husband who wants to abandon his wife will simply do what his rotten Hindu, Christian, Jain, Buddhist and Sikh counterparts do – kick her out of the marital home.

He may even curse her, abuse her, tell her that the marriage is over, and that she shouldn’t expect any money from him. As long as he doesn’t say the three illegal words for divorce in Urdu, he will be protected from serving any jail time.

That is how the law stands for a Hindu husband who tells his wife one fine day, ‘This marriage is over, now get out’, without going through proper divorce proceedings. If he has a macabre sense of humour, he, as a non-Muslim, can even taunt her by saying ‘talaq, talaq, talaq’ as he pushes her out the door, and no criminal sanction would be attracted. “


But there are many Hindus and Muslims in India that lead honorable lives. Even In the United States we have white Christian men who are deadbeat dads. You got good and bad everywhere
 

JoanOfArc007

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There are multiple ways of addressing this issue. One camp will say it’s not my country why do I care?. Another Camp will say yes it’s a different country but they have a different culture so we need to respect different cultures. And finally another camp will say well don’t all people in the world deserve equal rights and dignity. And I fall in the third camp.

I do feel most Hindus and Muslims in India and Pakistan want equal rights for all. But I’m interested to see what other posters think about this view of mine am I right to say this?
 
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triple divorse is misunderstood, one doesnt simply state talaq, talaq, talaq instantly and divorse her, this is not according to islamic law.

The talaq is abhorred in islam, islam doesnt encourage divorses.

regards
 
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kandal

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triple divorse is misunderstood, one doesnt simply state talaq, talaq, talaq instantly and divorse her, this is not according to islamic law.

The talaq is abhorred in islam, islam doesnt encourage divorses.

regards
Didn't Pakistani PM Imran Khan divorce his last wife with a triple talaq sent to her via email?
 

kandal

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What evidences and arguments did the Supreme court use to reach the verdict regarding the Babri mosque?
 

Devdas

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It’s a pitiful ruling by a government body

“In other words, once the law is passed, a rotten Muslim husband who wants to abandon his wife will simply do what his rotten Hindu, Christian, Jain, Buddhist and Sikh counterparts do – kick her out of the marital home.

He may even curse her, abuse her, tell her that the marriage is over, and that she shouldn’t expect any money from him. As long as he doesn’t say the three illegal words for divorce in Urdu, he will be protected from serving any jail time.

That is how the law stands for a Hindu husband who tells his wife one fine day, ‘This marriage is over, now get out’, without going through proper divorce proceedings. If he has a macabre sense of humour, he, as a non-Muslim, can even taunt her by saying ‘talaq, talaq, talaq’ as he pushes her out the door, and no criminal sanction would be attracted. “


But there are many Hindus and Muslims in India that lead honorable lives. Even In the United States we have white Christian men who are deadbeat dads. You got good and bad everywhere
The divorce law for Hindus/other Indic religions and Christians in India is quite stringent, more like a nightmare, other religions don't have instant divorce like concept. Unlike Muslims, Hindus and Christians can't keep multiple wives which is banned by law.
 
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