Right wing Hindu extremist group announces intent to install idol in Eid Gah mosque, UP

Dec 7, 2021: Strict security arrangements have been made in the Indian city of Mathura on the occasion of the 29th anniversary of the demolition of the historic Babri Masjid by Hindu extremists.

Ahead of the anniversary of the demolition of the 16th century mosque, a Hindu right-wing group announced that it would install a statue of Krishna at the Royal Eidgah Mosque in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. Hindu extremists staged a rally on Monday to mark the anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid, BBC Urdu quoted local media as saying. It said the Hindu group also announced the installation of a statue of Krishna at the “real birthplace” of the deity, which they claimed was in a mosque.

Meanwhile, Pakistan on Monday demanded that the Indian government take immediate steps to stop the illegal construction of a temple on the site of the Babri Masjid, rebuild the historic mosque on its original site and restore mosques and Islamic holy sites.

Today marks another year since the tragic demolition of the historic Babri Masjid by BJP-RSS activists, the Foreign Office said in a statement. The day was a clear reminder of the state-sponsored hysteria and hatred against Muslims and their heritage in India 29 years ago.

The desecration and demolition of the centuries-old mosque in Ayodhya,  violated all principles of international law and seriously violated the religious rights of minorities.

In 1992, the 16th-century mosque in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh was demolished by Hindu hardliners, who claimed the site was the birthplace of Lord Ram.

The decades-long dispute between the Hindu and Muslim communities in the country was settled in 2019 after the Supreme Court ruled in favour of a temple at the site.

The court ordered the allotment of 5 acres of land to the government-run Sunni Central Waqf Board to build a new mosque in the northern state of Ayodhya.

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