Indian police from the town of Amethi in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh openly threatened prominent Indian journalist Rana Ayyub for her tweet about the destruction of the 470-year-old Babri Masjid demolished by a Hindutva mob in December 1992. The destruction of the mosque is an extremely important political event in India involving the persecution of Muslims & Hindutva claims that it was built over a Hindu temple. The dispute parallels Israeli claims to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem which Zionists claim was built over a Jewish temple although the mosque has been there for 1,314 years.

Ayyub’s tweet came after an Indian Supreme Court decision which ruled in favor of the main Hindutva plaintiff & gives legal possession of the land to political forces responsible for the mosque’s destruction. In response to the threat, Ayyub said she would delete the tweet only if the police found any factual inaccuracy.

(Screenshot of Ayyub’s tweet & the police threat)