The Babri Masjid was demolished on this day 24 years ago (December 6, 1992). We have prepared a comprehensive list of 7 legal/religious reasons. Rebuilding the mosque is out of question; they should not have built it in the first place:
- A Hindu ritual called the prana pratishtha is carried out to grant a building the status of a temple. As the name of the term itself suggests, Hinduism believes that a temple has some kind of a “prana” (life). However, there is no such obligation on a mosque. Therefore, the Babri Masjid is not of as much historic importance to Islam as the Ramjanmabhoomi does to Hinduism.
- On the other hand, a mosque is defined as a PRAYER HALL. Islam allows the shifting of a mosque. In fact, even countries strictly complying with Sharia (such as Saudi Arabia) destroy mosques for roads & development projects. Sharia is uniform all over the world. When Islamic countries are behaving this way, secular countries can, too!
- The tenets of Islam clearly state that:
If nobody offers prayers inside a mosque for 40 days; the structure ceases its mosque status.
However, Babri Masjid was abandoned for very long. The structure lost its status several years ago; leave alone at the time of its destruction.
- It is a historic fact that not only shifting, Islam also allows the razing of a mosque as per requirement. In fact, the first Prophet of Islam, Shri Mohammed himself destroyed a mosque that he had earlier approved. The mosque was called Masjid-al-Dirar. For those interested in further reading, there is an article on Wikipedia about this.
- Now, coming to Babri Masjid, Islam does not allow the building of a mosque on DISPUTED LAND. However, the land in Ayodhya has been under dispute/litigation for the past several hundred years. The land is not appropriate and eligible for building a mosque.
- Furthermore, Islam does not allow the building of a mosque over other religious structure. During the investigation of the Ayodhya site, the Archeological Survey of India found a huge Hindu temple beneath the Babri Masjid.
- Some members of the Sunni Waqf Board take shelter of Adverse Possession Laws. However, the law has clearly laid out the conditions of Adverse Possession. To claim right over a property, the occupant must hold the property peacefully without any intrusion or dispute for a period of 12 years. This particular case of Babri Masjid does not fulfil even one of the 3 conditions of Adverse Possession Laws as under:
- Peaceful Possession: The communities share a history of violence in the vicinity.
- Intrusion: Historically, Kar Sevaks keep visiting the site every year for offering their services to their God.
- Undisputed: Hidden in the pages of history is a long list of protests that the Hindu Community has registered against the construction. Hindus have not kept quiet for even a single year.
All these facts in mind, the structure was not even a mosque on 06/12/1992. Nobody can argue in favour of the same, not using the Constitution of India, not as per Hindu traditions, and not even the Tenets of Islam.