We denounce the violence that arose in the tearing down of the Babri Masjid and its aftermath, and support reparations for past desecration and destruction of sacred sites, including the re-establishment of a Hindu temple on the site of Ram Janmabhoomi.
For this and other such sacred sites that exist for Hindus, as well as for followers of other Indic religions, the historic destruction of their sacred sites and places of worship must be acknowledged and addressed constructively in order to heal past traumas and foster positive inter-religious relations going forward.
It is our belief that the legal process combined with constructive dialogue offer the best pathway to resolving this and other outstanding disputes over the historic destruction of Hindu and other Indic sacred sites and temples.
After careful consideration of archeological and documentary evidence, we support the position that the site of Ram Janmabhoomi in the Indian city of Ayodhya has been a place of spiritual importance for Hindus for millennia, long predating the Babri Masjid, which was built over this site during the time of the Mughals.
We also appreciate the Supreme Court of India’s meticulous handling of all the evidence and commitment to fairness for all parties’ concerned by providing both Hindus and Muslims land to rebuild their respective houses of worship.