Message of the verdict: Move On – M V Kamath3 min read
The most notable thing about the judgement given by the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court in the matter of the Ayodhya Babri Masjid Dispute is that it has been taken – if not fully accepted – by all parties with a certain amount of equanimity, for which praise be to the Lord.
Not a single case of violence was reported from any part of the country and it has been attributed to several factors: One, that an entire new generation has come into being to which religion is of no special concern; two, that both the main parties to the dispute have come to realise that violence does not pay and may actually be counter-productive; three, that the judgement leaves both parties to the dispute in a win-win situation that has to be welcomed, four, that the Wakf Board had realised that it had a weak case and while it has apparently decided to appeal to the Supreme Court, it has shown no great fervour in doing so and five, the Hindus can now really build a temple on the spot long marked out as the birthplace of Sri Ram, even though there are a couple of other hurdles to be crossed.
The emotional hurt suffered for over five centuries by Hindus, though not always overly expressed, has lain deep in the Hindu psyche and it has now been largely assuaged, thanks to a normative judgement. Our pseudo-secularists have gone on a spree to attack the three judges as have some politicians like Mulayam Singh Yadav. These and others of their ilk were the ones sickeningly responsible for preventing the long-drawn out negotiations prior to demolition of the Babri Masjid, arriving at an honourable settlement thereby leading to the demolition of the Babri Masjid. Luckily the intellectual wretches – their names do not need to be mentioned here – have been sidelined by a wise public. These are the people who have done the utmost damage to the cause of Hindu-Muslim unity and maintenance of peace in the country. All that one can say is: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do”.
Critics of the judgement have already started attacking the judges. One can’t expect anything better from these pathetic characters whose hate-mongering can only be pitied. But what made the judges come to their conclusions? The order of Justice D V Sharma, tops over 1700 pages; that of Justice S Agarwal, with annexes runs to over 5200 pages. And along with the order of Justice S U Khan, the entire judgement exceeds 8000 pages. Will our pseudo-secularists kindly shut up till they have digested all the facts presented on over a million words? The judges relied on the reports of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and surely, if ASI’s report cannot be relied upon, to whom should the judges turn to? Parts of that report reproduced in the media indicates the enormous research based on Ground Penetration Radar (GPR) and Geo Radiology Survey (GRS) on which the judges depended to arrive at their conclusions.