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What Passes For A Parliamentary Debate Over Babri Masjid Demolition

In India, Politics on December 8, 2009 at 7:06 pm

(full post at The Hindu) “Throughout the minister’s hour-long speech, BJP MPs screamed and shouted at the top of their voices and later even resorted to throwing paper. The Speaker, for some reason, chose not to intervene and have them evicted from the House, thus depriving all those citizens who had tuned in to the live telecast on Lok Sabha TV from hearing what the government had to say.”

And what did the government have to say?  Congress, the current ruling party which was in power at the time passed the buck to the state government. With the current home minister claiming the Congress paid the price….by not winning the election. That’s what they had to say.

2,000 people died in the communal riots that followed. 2,000. Both Hindu and Muslim. Since then between 1,000 and 2,000 have died over the same issue.

And more will as history will repeat itself. Because even a civil democratic debate is impossible to have 17 years later.


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