The 16th-century Babri Mosque in northern India collapsed in a haze of red smoke in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992, pulled down by mobs of Hindu fanatics in one of the country’s most traumatic and polarizing events since Independence.
The incident led to deadly rioting and continues to provoke tensions between majority Hindus and Muslims, who account for 13 per cent of India’s 1.2 billion people.
But the real threat of the demolition was to secularism itself, a fundamental principle of Indian nationhood, said journalist Sanjay Kaw, who infiltrated the karsevaks, or Hindu religious workers, in Ayodhya before the mosque’s destruction.
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Reference: Times Live
Reporter- Ajit Kumar Singh
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Producer: Shubhrika Bahadur Satyawakta
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