AFTER 60 years, of continuous proceedings, several hundred testimonies, and many missed deadlines, an inquiry into one of modern India’s darkest episodes, THE DESTRUCTION OF A MOSQUE BY HINDU FANATICS, court today at last presented its judgment. The six decade old , Ayodhya issue has twice witnessed communal disaster (Demolition of Masjid in ’92 and Gujarat riots in 2002) which has stained Indian politics.
The Indian judiciary which is supposed and expected to work without any fear or favour has sketched out the solution which clearly reaffirms the Indian image as a grey nation. Partition of motherland “India-Pakistan”(where the very cause of partition is defeated by the fact that population of Muslim in India is more than in Pakistan) or India’s foreign policy towards neighbouring nations or Bhopal Gas tragedy all have one thing in common, that India as a nation and its judiciary has failed to take a clear “black or white” stand.
Judgement appears more like a compromise (which communities have failed to achieve in the past sixty years) wherein court has its stake in interest of all the stake holders. Court has played a role of father who is mediating clash among his sons, for him mutual harmony is of prime concern than to decide what is wrong and unlawful.