Ayodhya dispute

14 Nov 2019


THE Indian Supreme Court’s verdict allowing Hindus to build a temple on the ruins of Babri Masjid has made it clear beyond a shadow of doubt that India is not a secular state and the minorities living in that country are being pushed to the wall making them live an existence of serfs.

Pakistan, on the other hand, has made consistent efforts several times to live in peace with India, which the extremist Bharatiya Janata Party has always rejected.

The Indian Supreme Court announced its verdict on the day of the opening ceremony of the Kartarpur corridor. This shows New Delhi is unwilling to come to the negotiating table.

In view of these developments, one shudders at the thought that the saffron brigade is pushing the region and the world towards a catastrophe.

Aamir Sohoo


ON Saturday, the Indian Supreme Court gave the much-awaited verdict over Ayodhya. Decades of simmering disquiet and subdued anxiety ended with the verdict. According to the nature of the verdict — is it the beginning of a calamitous phase in India, where it will be replicated in other dozen places?

If the mosque was not demolished in 1992, what would have been the nature of the verdict?

India claims being a secular country but giving the verdict of a property right over faith questions Indian ideology.

I believe that the verdict should have placed the land under the state for the construction of a temple nor a mosque. The nature of the verdict has proved that India is slowly but surely descending into a Hindutva[in] state.

Jahanzaib Mengal
Panjgur, Balochistan

Published in Dawn, November 14th, 2019