Friday, May 18, 2007

Babri Masjid built over an Indic structure

So, we hear it from the communists. But the careful circumlocution is noteworthy.

The Hindu : Opinion / Leader Page Articles : Cultures & vultures: wake-up call from Vadodara

As with the early Christian churches in Europe, which were built over hundreds of pagan shrines of Sun worshippers, archaeological evidence shows that at the site where the Sangh Parivar demolished the Babri Masjid, there might have been a Buddhist stupa, which in turn was built over the sacred shrines of earlier ethnographic, indigenous, tribal, or proto-Indic communities.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The catch phrase is "built over", quite innocuos sounding. That is, people (note the clever way of avoiding Hindu anywhere in the article) who had their temples or places of worship invited the Muslim invaders and handed over their temples so that mosques can be "built over" and everyone lived happily thereafter. Vive la secularism!