Saturday, February 24, 2024

Documentary | Recalling Babri

In November 2019, the Supreme Court of India ruled that the site in Ayodhya in northern India, where Hindutva mobs destroyed Babri Masjid, a 460-year-old mosque in 1992, must be handed over to a trust to oversee the construction of a Hindu temple.

Many argued that India’s top court’s verdict put a legal seal on the goal of the political agenda of Hindutva that led to Babri Masjid’s demolition.

The video produced by Shaheen Abdulla in 2020 December under the banner of Strive UK, showcases the fabrications, lies, and cover-up used to justify the political mobilisation of mob frenzy and legal justification of Babri Masjid demolition.

Guest appearances:

1. Prof. Irfan Habib is an Indian historian of ancient and medieval India, following the methodology of Marxist historiography.

2. Dr. Faizan Mustafa is an Indian academic and legal scholar. He is the Vice-Chancellor of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.


Shaheen Abdulla
Shaheen Abdulla
Shaheen Abdulla is the Associate Creative Editor of Maktoob. Shaheen studies convergent journalism in Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

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