|Prof A. Marx|
After 60 years, on 30th September 2010, the Allahabad High Court delivered the judgment on the title suit of the land on which the demolished Babri Masjit stood. In their judgment the learned judges have ordered to give two thirds of the disputed land for the Hindu litigants and one third to Sunni Wakf Board. This Judgment has created a lot of criticisms from various sections. Now both the parties have decided to appeal to the Supreme Court.
In this background, we, Peoples Union for Human Rights (PUHR), Tamilnadu Chapter President Professor A. Marx and Federation for People’s Rights (FPR), Puducherry Secretary G. Sugumaran visited Ayodhya and other places. We stayed there in Ayodhya from 28th to 31st October, 2010. We met both the Hindu and Muslim Community leaders and litigants and as well as other Left Democratic and Secular Political Leaders and Intellectuals.
We visited Lucknow, Faizabad and Ayodhya and met the Babri Masjid - Ram Janma Bhoomi dispute litigants particularly Allahabad High Court Advocate Mr. Jafaryab Jilani (Sunni Wakf Board), surviving old litigant Mr. Hashim Ansari, one of the leaders of Ram Janma Bhoomi Nayas and former BJP MP Mr. Ram Vilas Vedhanthi, Nirmohi Akhara Mahant Mr. Bhaskara Dass, VHP head quarters Karasevapuram office secretary Mr. Mahendra Upathayaya, the receiver appointed by the Allahabad High Court to supervise the status quo of the disputed site Mr. Kaliq Ahamad, Sarayu Kunj Ram Janagi Mandir Mahant and Ayodhya Pularity Cultural Forum's office bearer Mr. Yugal Kishore Sharan Sasthri, Faizabad Jouranalists Mr. K.K.Pandey (E TV), Mr. Banbir Singh (Ajthak TV), Ms. Suman Guptha, Ram Manohar Lokiya University, History Department Head Mr. Ashok K. Misra (Nominee of the Allahabad High Court to supervise the excavations made by ASI in the disputed site), CPI ML Lucknow State office secretary Mr. Arun Kumar, All India Progressive Women Association, National Vice-President and Tahrqe-a-Niswan's office bearer Ms. Tahari Hasan and youths, general public and recorded their statements.
Also we visited the Ayodhya town, the structures of the Ram temple kept at Karasevapuram, the disputed site of extend 71.3 acres, which was fenced with barbed wire and in the very strong protection of the CRPF police, the temporary temple of Ram Lalla situated in the place where the Babri Masjid was demolished and other related places.
The aim of our visit is to study the mood of the various sections of the people and to suggest an amicable solution which would uphold the Communal Harmony and Peace in India.
We submitted the 8 pages interim report to the nation after the visit in the Chennai Press Club on 2nr November 2010 at 4.00 pm. The English version of the report will be published soon in this blog.