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“As long as I am alive, I will keep reminding people about December 6”: Asaduddin Owaisi

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi emphasised on Wednesday that he will persistently remind people about December 6, the day when the Hindutva mob demolished the historic Babri Masjid in Uttar Pradesh.

“As long as I am alive, I will keep reminding people about December 6. If someone does not want to hear what I say, they can stuff their ears with cotton. Are we in Israel or North Korea that I cannot raise questions? Let the government respond to the questions I have raised,” Owaisi stated.

Backing his comments on the protection of mosques, Owaisi asserted that his speech was grounded in facts. He added that if Prime Minister Narendra Modi affirms the Places of Worship Act as the law of the land to be followed, uncertainties and apprehensions over mosques will become a thing of the past.

“My speech was based on truths. Was Babri Masjid not demolished on December 6? Is it not a fact that no one was punished? Why did the Modi government not appeal against the Supreme Court judgment? Had the Masjid stood, would there have been a different judgment from the Supreme Court?” he questioned.

“We had apprehensions that the judgment was based on belief. Our apprehensions are now being proven true with other mosques like Sunehri and Teele Wali mosques facing threats. Yes, the judgment was final, but as Justice Verma said, the Supreme Court is supreme but not infallible,” Owaisi said.

The consecration ceremony (pran pratishtha) of the Ram Mandir is scheduled to be held on 22 January.

The temple stands where the Babri Masjid, which was torn down by a mob of Hindu nationalists on December 6, 1992, earlier stood.

The construction began after the Supreme Court of India on 09 November 2019 ordered the entire land to be allocated for the temple, granting amnesty to the perpetrators of the demolition.

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