By Abdul Bari Masoud, MuslimMirror.com,
New Delhi: Some members of a delegation- organized by an unknown NGO named as Minority Development of India’- which is said to be seeking intervention of the National Commission for Minorities in the Ayodhya dispute on Monday, themselves spilled the beans that they were “lured” by the NGO. The delegation said the Minority Panel that Ram temple must be built in at place of demolished Babri Masjid so that “Muslims can live peacefully and respectfully”.
In a bid to bring an impressive delegation, the said NGO reportedly hired around 50 to 60 daily wagers from Labour Chowk Noida and Delhi offering them 200 to 400 rupees and food. They said they have no idea for what purpose they were brought here by the NGO. When they did not get the promise money, some of them revealed the truth. One of the laborer told Muslim Mirror that we were promised Rs 400 and lunch but still did not get lunch and food.
The NGO ‘Minority Development of India’ (MDI) seems to be closed the ruling party which is headed by one lady identified simply as Marshah while some Muslim men are also its office bearers. MDI’s website provides clear picture about its activities and it’s pro-image of Sangh Parivar. It claimed on its website a “500-member” delegation met the minority panel Chief Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi at its office.
A day before the delegation’s visit to the Commission office, panel chief Rizvi had said that “some Muslim organizations had sought the panel’s intervention in the Ayodhya title suit case” who even invited media particularly Urdu journalists for covering the event. Disregarding his position as the head of a constitutional body for protecting religious minorities, Rizvi has been advocating Ram Mandir’s construction at the place of demolished Babri masjid. Rizvi had been the president of the BJP’s minority Morcha and considered to be closed to the Minority Affairs Minister. Since assuming the charge of the minority panel’s chairmanship last year, the Commission is seen as ‘mute spectator’ to attacks on the minority members.
Talking to reporters, he said the dispute should be resolved soon to help strengthen ties between communities. He also claimed that “the organisations wanted Muslims to help in the construction of Ram temple at the disputed site and make sure that no such controversy erupts in future again”.
“They have urged the commission to take an initiative to improve the current atmosphere,” he said and hinted that he would talk to All India Muslim Personal Law Board in this regard which has been pursuing the Babri masjid title suit in the Supreme Court.
Muslim Mirror also learnt that the minority panel nudged a news channel not to run the story which carried the bite of the said laborer exposing the drama of meet at the Commission office and monetary inducement given to some delegation members.