Security was tightened across India’s Northern Uttar Pradesh as the state marked 24th anniversary of Babri Mosque demolition. Police and Paramilitary Personnel patrolled the streets as section 144 was imposed in cities of Faizabad and Ayodhya – where Babri Mosque once stood. On 6 December 1992, a Mob of Hindu extremists ransacked the Mosque and attacked other Muslim targets in Ayodhya. The gathering at Mosque began as a religious procession organized by right-wing Hindu groups, including the currently ruling BJP. Hindu Fanatics used hammers to knock down the three domes of the Mosque and tore at the bricks until the building was totally destroyed. The demolition sparked India’s worst communal riots and some 3,000 people died in the unrest. The razing down of the Mosque exposed India’s secular face and how unsafe the country was for its minorities.

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