In her Washington Post article titled "The Supreme Court of India supports a right-wing vision that makes Muslims second-class citizens," Indian writer Rana Ayub diagnosed the country's Muslims and said they were "on the brink."
This came in response to a decision of the Supreme Court of India on the ninth of this month to hand over the historical land of the Babri Mosque to the Hindu to build a temple, after it was demolished by Hindu nationalists in 1992.
The court has won a "tremendous victory" for the government of incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi by giving her land in the heart of the clash to a Hindu rival, the writer said.
The writer monitored the festive atmosphere within the Indian right-wing circles after the ruling, saying that in the Supreme Court lawyers shouted "Glory to Lord Ram." Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, who read the verdict, also took his classmates to dinner that night at the luxurious Taj Mansingh Hotel in Delhi.
On social media, right-wing nationalists celebrated the ruling, and journalists and writers called it an important closure of a nearly century-old conflict.
A prominent leader of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, LK Advani, who was one of the mob leaders who demolished the Babri mosque and caused one of the bloodiest massacres against Muslims in the country, declared victory on television. To me because the great Lord gave me a chance to make my modest contribution to the mass movement, the largest since the liberation movement in India. "
According to the writer, Muslims in this atmosphere have become "on the edge of the abyss," and talked about the atmosphere of sadness and anxiety that went to her through calls received in the United States on the night of the verdict, where some callers expressed fears of storming their homes by Hindu extremists in the event escalation.
In her article, she writes about the great changes that have taken place in India in recent decades, and notes that her Muslim family was widely respected in the Mumbai neighborhood, where in those days they had a "social identity, not a religious identity."
She says everything changed on December 6, 1992, when the BJP and other right-wing Hindu organizations marched towards the Babri mosque to demolish it.
According to the author, the current ruling rewarded the perpetrators of acts of destruction and violence that killed more than a thousand Muslims in 1992 and raped in the midst of hundreds of Muslim women, to celebrate their crimes and atonement.
The writer concluded that the Supreme Court's decision to reward mobs and their leaders with permission to build a large temple on the disputed site and give Muslims a piece of land away from the site once a great symbol of their faith, India chose to make it and millions of Muslims of the "other", paving the way. For right-wing Hindu nationalism to fulfill its dream of making India a “Hindu nation”.Keywords: