Lucknow: Several Hindu and Muslim groups have
decided to take out a march on the 17th anniversary of
demolition of Babri Masjid on December 6 to promote peace and
communal harmony, even as many political parties will be
observing the day as "dhikkar" and "kalank" diwas.
"With a message of peace and communal harmony we will
start Karwan-e-Aman from Ayodhya to Ajmer Shareef on December
6 to promote Hindu Muslim unity and secularism in the
country," national president of All India United Muslim Morcha
(AIUMM) M A Siddiqui told a news agency.
The march would be taken out jointly by organisations
like AIUMM, Asha Pariwar, an organisation of Magsaysay awardee
Sandeep Pandey, Ayodhya Ki Awaaz, Vishwa Yuva Sadbhawana
Parishad and Mumbai-based Centre for Study of Society and
Secularism, he said.
"The basic objective behind organising the march is to
give a message to the people that this is the right time to
move ahead and think about bigger issues like development,"
He said the march which will start from Ayodhya on
December 6 and would reach Lucknow the same day, where a
social harmony conference will be organised.
"Later in the day a candle procession will be taken out
against communalism," he said.
The march will culminate at Ajmer Shareef on December 12,
where an all religion prayer will be organised.