The bitterness created between communities by vandals who took part in knocking down the mosque still lingers becaue perpetrators of the crime remain unpunished.They strut about like peacocks, proud of what they did, and make no secret of their plans to return to power. Most of them belong to the Sangh Parivar: L. K. Advani, Kalyan Singh, M. M. Joshi, Uma Bharti, members of the RSS, Shiv Sena, Bajrang Dal, etc. Does anyone dare to take them on today?
We cannot get away from facts: the mosque was demolished, we knew who did the dirty job. We are also aware that these evil-doers have swept the dirt under the carpet in the hope that people will forget what they did. Justice has been delayed for 15 years because there was no one strong enough to enforce it. Now that Sonia Gandhi has acquired stature of the top leader of the country, is it too much to expect that they will see that justice is done?
Muslim India, April 2007.