30 years of Babri Masjid demolition: #BabriZindaHai trend rules Twitter 

By: News Desk
Published: 12:34 PM, 6 Dec, 2022
An archival photo of the Babri Masjid from early 20th century. Photo: British Library
Caption: An archival photo of the Babri Masjid from early 20th century. Photo: British Library
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On the 30th anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition—which took place in the year 1992—a number of Twitter users used hashtags like ‘Babri Zinda Hai’, ‘6 December’, ‘Babri Masjid’ on Twitter to express their anger and resentment on the hateful act of ultra-right wing Hindu extremists.  

On Dec 6, 1992, hundreds of Karsevaks brought down the Babri Masjid and claimed that it was built on the structure at Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya.

RSS goons make Muslims' life difficult in India and it is not a new trend to attack on Muslim worship places in Hindu supremacist Modi’s India.  

India’s SC verdict on Babri Masjid Demolition 

On November 9, 2019, the Supreme Court of India favoured Ram Lalla Virajmaan and handed over the disputed land to the Hindus in its landmark judgment. 

The court had asked the central government to form a trust that will take over the construction of Bhavya Ram Mandir. 

The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust was formed in February 2020. On August 5, Bhoomipujan was performed at Ram Janmabhoomi to begin the construction of the temple in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other leaders and saints. The construction of the temple is expected to complete by Dec 2023.

Hindu extremists’ threat to demolish Taj Mahal 

Hindu extremists present in the Indian government also made threats to attack and demolish the iconic Mughal-era Taj Mahal.

#BabriZindaHai Trend on Twitter 

Babri Masjid became the top trend in India and among the top five trends in a number of countries. 

Professor of Peace and Conflict Research Ashok Swain tweeted, "30 years ago, on this day, with the demolition of the Babri Mosque by a majoritarian mob, India lost its moral right to call itself a secular nation, though its constitution says so."

One Twitter user named Baseri Faizal termed the day as ‘Black Day’ and stated that the ‘Babri Masjid was martyred to build a temple there’. 

“Be kept barren, but that place in India is being remembered as Babri Masjid on 6 December! And there will always be a very deep impression on the name mark and it cannot be erased so easily,” he tweeted.

Another user named Mohammed Nayeem posted a video of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi in which he could be heard saying that the Muslims never fought for the land but for their rights. 

Owaisi in the video could also be seen instigating the crowd against the Hindus. “Babri Masjid we can never forget you!! InshAllah 6 December 1992 was a black day,” Nayeem captioned the video.

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Ilyas, a Muslim Twitter user said that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangha (RSS) and the then Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members illegally demolished the disputed structure. 

He also called the then BJP members as ‘terrorists’. “6th December 1992. 30 years ago, a Mob of RSS, and BJP Terrorists attacked Babri Masjid and illegally demolished it. 

Culprits were never punished instead they were glorified by the majority of the Indian society,” he tweeted adding the hashtag that read ‘Babri awaits justice’.

Mohammed Saquib Anwar who identifies himself as ‘Anti Islamophobia social media activist against injustice’ tweeted, “30 years have passed, 300 years may also pass, but Babri Masjid will be built at the same place, Insha Allah, right by the hands of Gurba.”

Indian politician Oqasii said that on Dec 6th December will forever remain a Black Day for Indian democracy. The desecration and demolition of #BabriMasjid is a symbol of injustice. Those responsible for its destruction were never convicted. We will not forget it & we will ensure that future generations remember it too.

Indian American Muslim Council captioned: “Dec 6: The darkest day in the history of independent India.”

One scholar commented: “A priceless piece of Indian heritage, destroyed by an iconoclastic Hindu nationalist mob 30 years ago, today.”

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