Syed Shahabuddin, 1935-2017

Nauman Khan writes, ‘An Indian who worked as a diplomat for the Indian Foreign Service, Syed Shahabuddin later became a politician and served three terms from 1979-1996 as a member of the Parliament of India. He was known for his involvement in the Shah Bano case, a controversial maintenance lawsuit in India, and his opposition to the demolition of Babri Masjid; on 6 December 1992, a large crowd of Hindu destroyed the Babri Masjid.’ click here.