We might not rise again if 1992 repeats: Justice Khan

Delivering his verdict in the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute, Justice SU Khan warned the warring factions that the nation may not be able to rise again if the incident of December 6, 1992 is repeated.

Last Updated: Oct 01, 2010, 14:50 PM IST

Lucknow: Delivering his verdict in the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute, Justice SU Khan warned the warring factions that the nation may not be able to rise
again if the incident of December 6, 1992 is repeated.

He also recounted to the warring sides the virtues of sacrifice of Lord Rama and the compromising nature of Prophet Mohammed.

"Under the sub-heading of demolition I have admired our resilience. However, we must realise that such things do not happen in quick succession. Another fall and we may not be able to rise again, at least quickly. Today the pace of the world is faster than it was in 1992. We may be crushed," Justice Khan said.

In his 285-page judgement, he emphasised the need to have collaboration among the different communities to survive in the world.

"Only those species survived which collaborated and improvised," he said quoting British scientist Charles Darwin.

Observing that the judgement delivered by the High Court was not the final word in the dispute, Justice Khan said the most crucial stage would come after the pronouncement of
the verdict and recounted to both "warring" sides the virtues of sacrifice of Lord Rama and the compromising nature of Prophet Mohammad.

"As this judgement is not finally deciding the matter and as the most crucial stage is to come after it hence I remind both the warring factions of the following.

"The one quality which epitomised the character of Ram is tyag (sacrifice).

"When Prophet Mohammed entered into a treaty with the rival group at Hudaybiyah, it appeared to be abject surrender even to his staunch supporters. However, the Quran described that as clear victory and it did prove so. Within a short span there from Muslims entered the Mecca as victors, and not a drop of blood was shed," Justice Khan said.

PTI