27 years after the Babri demolition, hearing in the final case to decide the fate of the disputed Ramjanmabhoomi site concludes this week. The Indian Express finds a town longing for closure, a community that is tired, and a generation, born after 1992, in wait — for jobs
The SC bench constituted a three-member panel which also includes Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Senior Advocate Sriram Panchu. It asked the panel to give the progress report of the matter in four weeks and to complete the talks in eight weeks.
Even the destruction of the Babri Masjid happened 26 years ago. What is the urgency now? When the Supreme Court scheduled the hearing in January next year rather than November, why did this storm erupt?
Mohan Bhagwat said, "This matter of national interest is being obstructed by some fundamentalist elements and forces that play communal politics for selfish gains. Politics is delaying the construction of Ram Mandir."
Babri Masjid Demolition anniversary: The Mughal-era structure was razed to the ground in 1992 by hundreds of Kar Sevaks. The event had set off riots in Mumbai, then Bombay, after protests against the demolition turned violent.