NEW DELHI (TIA): The anger and dismay over the Allahabad High Court verdict on Babri Masjid has gone beyond the boundaries of India. Indians living abroad are also expressed concern over the judicial system of the country.
Expressing shock and dismay over the verdict, British Indian Muslims said that judgment has rewarded the criminals for the crime they committed on December 6, 1992. in
“In this so-called judgment criminals have been rewarded for the crime of forcefully and illegally occupying on the night of 22 December 1949 and finally demolishing on 6 December 1992 the 16th century Babri Mosque and provoking anti-Muslim riots in which at least 3000 people were killed,” Munaf Zeena , Chairman of Council of Indian Muslims (UK) said in an emailed statement.
He said that no sane person would want to drag on an issue and keep a society in an atmosphere of bitterness and tension. “We in the CIM are for an amicable and peaceful settlement of the dispute but for the highest judicial authority in the province going as far as totally ignoring vital historical and archaeological facts and making sweeping statements that may have far reaching implications for the status of waqf properties in India” it said.
He also applaud, Hindus and Muslims for showing the exemplary maturity for maintaining peace and tranquility after the verdict.
Indian Muslim Council-USA has also expressed dismay over the verdict. It said that a historic opportunity to establish that the judiciary shall ensure rule of law has been lost. "We had expected objectivity not political consideration from the courts. By passing judgment based on religious beliefs rather than on facts, the High Court has set a disturbing precedent" said Rasheed Ahmed, President of IMC-USA.
The American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI) has also expressed disamy over the verdict, however it aplouded the people of India for maintaining peace and calm on the day of the controversial Ayodhya verdict. AFMI hopes that the all parties to the dispute would continue to maintain peace and would not resort to any activity which would lead towards public disorder.