Pakistan concerned over Indian court decision on Babri Mosque

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan on Saturday expressed “deep concern” over the Indian Supreme Court’s ruling in the historic Babri Mosque case on disputed land in Ayodhya city of India’s Uttar Pradesh.

“We have noted with deep concern the decision of the Indian Supreme Court regarding the historic Babri Masjid (Mosuq),” Pakistan Foreign Office said in a press release.

“The decision has, once again, failed to uphold the demands of justice. It has shredded the veneer of so-called secularism of India by making clear that minorities in India are no longer safe; they have to fear for their beliefs and for their places of worship,” according to the statement.

Pakistan FO demanded that the Indian government should ensure the protection of Muslims, their lives, rights and properties and avoid being yet again a silent spectator of Muslims becoming the victims of Hindu extremists and zealots.

The international community, the United Nations and other human rights organizations in particular should play their role by restraining India from its pursuit of an extremist ideology and to ensure equal rights and protection of the minorities in India, the statement added.

The reaction by Pakistan Foreign Office came after India’s top court announced its verdict in favor of Hindus and allowed them to construct a temple on a disputed land where16th-century Babri mosque was demolished in 1992.

The decision was announced on the day when Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan inaugurated the Kartarpur Corridor to make a historic pilgrimage to the shrine of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism.

Thousands of Sikhs from across the Indian border started arriving in Pakistan as Islamabad and New Delhi make history by opening the Kartarpur Corridor.

Source: Kuwait News Agency