Watching such comments makes me sad.

Was the demolition of Babri Masjid in 90s wrong?
- Yes. Should have waited for Supreme Court ruling.

Was the demolition of Ram Mandir by Babur in 1500s wrong?
- Yes. It was done to conquer India and by foreign invaders.
It is insensitive on the part of Leftist historians to whitewash the history of India under Islamic rule. It is as good as telling Native Americans that the marauding Europeans that forcibly took over their lands and destroyed their civilization were actually "nice conquers".
They did not mean well. The Babri Masjid unlike the Jama Masjid or other Mosques was not built as a mere place of worship for Muslims. It was purportedly constructed over the demolished remains of a sacred Hindu temple to symbolise the subjugation of the local Hindu populace.
It was meant to mark the conquest of Islam over the Native Hindu population. Let us remember to factor in this side of the argument as well.
Just in the way European Colonizers destroyed indigenous sacred sites to mark their "triumph' over the "savages", so did the invading Muslim Kings that colonized most of Northern India in the 14th and 15th century.
Most Indians have no qualms about Mosques or Muslim places of worship, it's just that this particular one incites passion because it was built on a site that was already sacred to Hindus.
Was the manner in which the site was reclaimed correct?
- No. The Hindu side should have waited till a court settled the dispute. Which it eventually did in 2019, but by acting rashly in the 80s and 90s, we had already lost the moral high ground.
Do I support the broader act of reclaiming public spaces that were sacred to the indigenous population?

- YES! Babri Masjid was less a site of worship and more a symbol of conquest. Even though I do not consider myself religious enough, but I can see how this site is important.
If we wouldn't stand for the desecration of Native American sacred spaces, we shouldn't stand for this monument built to desecrate a Hindu sacred space either.

Otherwise we might as well call ourselves "hypocrites".
Read this thread and then counter. Would really like to understand the opposing view. #RamMandir #RamMandirAyodhya #RamMandirBhumiPujan
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