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Where Is Faith?

This is with reference to the article “Where Angels Fear to Tread: The Ayodhya Verdict” by Lata Mani (16 October 2010). The land where the Babri masjid once stood is not a small piece of land where angels fear to tread. Mir Baqi’s votive inscription at the mosque, torn down by those who swore by the Hindu faith, had described it poetically as the alighting place of angels. Which of these is an act of faith?

Why is it that when Indians speak of faith they always mean “Hindu faith”. When Hindu faith was being upheld in the Ayodhya verdict, did no one think of the faith of the Muslims and what they might have suffered as the mosque was pulled down crow-bar by crow-bar? Maybe it is time we stopped speaking in clichés and got our thinking straight.

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