While Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) President Asaduddin Owaisi said, “Babri Masjid thi, hai aur rahegi inshallah.”
Owaisi took to Twitter and shared two pictures. He captioned: “Babri Masjid thi, hai aur rahegi inshallah Babri Zinda Hai”
He also said that “India is a secular country. Prime Minister has violated the oath of the office by laying the foundation stone of Ram Mandir. This is the day of the defeat of democracy and secularism and success of Hindutva.”
— Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) August 5, 2020
“The Prime Minister today said he was emotional. I want to say that I am also equally emotional because I believe in coexistence and equality of citizenship. Mr Prime Minister, I am emotional because a mosque stood there for 450 years,” he added.
Likewise, the official Twitter handle of All India Muslim Personal Law Board tweeted: “Babri Masjid was and will always be a Masjid. Hagia Sophia is a great example for us. Usurpation of the land by an unjust, oppressive, shameful, and majority appeasing judgment can’t change its status. No need to be heartbroken. Situations don’t last forever.”