Hyderabad: Thol Thirumavalavan, a Dalit MP from of Tamil Nadu, was the only non-Minority MP who, unlike other mainstream politicians, expressed his disappointment after the Supreme Court pronounced the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid judgement.
Thirumavalavan was elected from Chidambaram constituency in Tamil Nadu for the second time in May this year. Reacting to the verdict the MP had written on his party’s letterhead, “The faith in Supreme Court is shattered”.
Thol Thirumavalavan, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) President and Lok Sabha member, added, “The SC verdict…is terribly shocking. It is very essential to stay calm until justice is done duly in the review petition to be filed.”
According to Justice News, casting doubt over the SC judgment, Thirumavalavan observed that the verdict by the five member bench “does not reveal the name of the judge who authored the judgment on behalf of the bench.” He had asserted that the omission of the name of the authored judge leads to the doubt that even the judges did not believe in the genuineness of this verdict.
Thirumavalavan, however, welcomed parts of the judgment which said that there is no substantial evidence to prove that the Babri Masjid was constructed after demolishing the Ram temple. He noted that this establishes that the Muslims, one of the parties in the case, have not indulged in any unlawful act. He pointed out that on the other hand placing the Ram idol in the Babri Masjid and demolition of the Babri Masjid are described as unlawful acts in this verdict. He lamented that while saying so the SC generously offered the site to the offenders. The MP said, the legality of the approach of SC is questionable.
Thirumavalavan expressed surprise that the SC which was approached because the involved parties felt that the Allahabad High Court judgment, 2010 which offered two portions of the disputed site to the Hindu side and one portion to the Muslim side was unjust, even denied Muslims that one portion also.
Two time MP boldly alleged in his statement that the judgment was not pronounced in line with law. He said the apex court decision seems to be a peace initiative and not an attempt to uphold justice.
“It would be right to say this is a compromise settlement done fearing law and order issues,” he asserted.
He also wondered why there was no separate trust for building and maintaining the mosque at the new place like the creation of a trust by the central government for building and running the Ram temple.
Thirumavalavan tweeted that based on the beliefs of the Hindus, assigning the entire disputed land to them shows political interference.
Thirumavalavan lamented that people’s faith in Supreme Court, which had been looked up as their “protective shield,” is now shattered by the verdict. However, he had urged the aggrieved party to stay calm and not to get provoked. “Let us stay calm and wait without falling prey to any provocation in order to safeguard religious and social harmony,” the statement read.