New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Dec 6: West Bengal CM Mamata Bannerji has hailed the secular fabric of the country and appeals to people to uphold the same; India is incomplete without all communities, religions, castes, creed and gender, she saysShe compared the country with the human body and said that December 6 is observed in West Bengal as "Sanhati Dibas" to mark the demolition of Babri mosque in Ayodhya."Today is 6th December. We observe this day as Sanhati Dibas in #Bangla," Banerjee tweeted. "Just like a human body is incomplete without all organs, India is incomplete without all communities, religions, castes, creed and gender. Let us pledge to uphold the secular fabric of India," she added.On this day in 1992, the 16th-century Babri Mosque in Ayodhya, in Uttar Pradesh was demolished by a large number of 'kar sevaks'. While the VHP is celebrating the day as a Vijay Diwas and a Shaurya Diwas, the Muslims are celebrating it as a Black Day.
Speaking on the 26th anniversary of the demolition of the Babri mosque, senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said, "The VHP has a right to observe the day as they have led the movement. Babri Masjid was an eyesore for everybody. After all, there was a temple and it is Ram Janamabhoomi. Babar comes here and his commander breaks the temple and builds a mosque on top of it. So many people have been protesting. Maybe 4000-5000 people have been killed. If VHP wants to observe the day, its fine but it should be peaceful."
All this comes at a time when political parties and other organisations in favour of the construction of Ram Temple have raised the pitch over the sensitive issue, demanding an early construction of the temple.Notably, after the Supreme Court refused an early hearing, many outfits have urged the government to bring in an ordinance to facilitate construction of Ram temple at the site.Thousands of security personnel have dotted the roads and bylanes of the holy city to avoid any untoward incident from taking place.