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‘No mosque in India is safe’, advocate tells SC in Babri Masjid dispute case

‘No mosque in India is safe’, advocate tells SC in Babri Masjid dispute case

New Delhi: While arguing at the Supreme Court in Ram Temple and Babri Masjid dispute case, senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan on Friday said ‘no mosque in India is safe and can be demolished like Babri Masjid if the view that mosques are not an integral part of Islam and Muslims can pray anywhere is maintained’.

“There is fear that if the argument that mosques are not an essential part of worship is upheld, what happened to Babri Masjid might happen to any mosque in the country,” Dhavan, who is appearing for the main petitioner, Mohammad Siddiqui, in the suit said. Adding that, if the government wants it can acquire the land but till then it remains a place of worship for Muslims, quoted India Today.

Chief Justice Dipak Misra heading a bench of three-judges has been first deciding whether the case should be referred to a larger Constitution bench. “Yes, that comment will have a huge bearing in the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit,” Dhavan said after which the bench said first it will hear arguments on whether the case should be referred to a larger Constitution bench.

Telling the court that the government can acquire the place of worship, Dhavan said: “It is abundantly clear that a mosque should be treated as equal any temple” and “Ramjanmabhoomi is equal to the mosque”