Babri demolition more serious than Gandhiji killing: Asaduddin Owaisi

"Gandhi's killers were convicted (and) hanged & Babri accused have been made Union Ministers, conferred Padma Vibhushan, justice system moves slowly," Owaisi said.

By: PTI | Hyderabad | Updated: April 20, 2017 2:12 pm
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Terming the Babri Masjid demolition as “more serious” than the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday deplored the delay in concluding the trial. He also said those responsible for the “nation’s shame” in 1992 are now running the country. “Mahatma Gandhi assassination trial completed in 2 years & Babri Masjid demolition which (is) more serious than MK Gandhi killing not yet decided,” the Hyderabad Lok Sabha member tweeted.

“Gandhi’s killers were convicted (and) hanged & Babri accused have been made Union Ministers, conferred Padma Vibhushan, justice system moves slowly,” he said. His comment came after Supreme Court allowed the CBI’s plea to restore criminal conspiracy charge against top BJP leaders L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti in the Babri Masjid demolition case.

The apex court, however, noted that Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh enjoys Constitutional immunity and can be tried only after he ceases to hold the office. Kalyan Singh was the chief minister of UP in 1992. “It’s 24 years late. 24-25 years have passed. But at last the Supreme Court has taken the decision that the conspiracy charge should be there. But I hope the Supreme Court will also decide the contempt petition (pending since 1992)”, Owaisi told PTI. “The contempt petition has to be decided by them (SC),” he said.

In a series of tweets, he said, “Will Kalyan Singh resign & face trial or hide behind cover of being Governor, Will Modi govt remove him in Interest of Justice I doubt”. Attacking the Narendra Modi government, Owaisi said, “Demolition of Babri Masjid is a nation’s shame people responsible for this shame are now running the nation.”

“Now Supreme Court has said conspiracy charge added against accused will Padma Vibhushan be taken back from accused,” he said. “I think BUT for Supreme Court giving permission for Kar Seva Babri Masjid wouldn’t have been demolished & Supreme Court yet hear Contempt petition,” he said.

The apex court had permitted a “symbolic” kar sewa on November 28, 1992 following an undertaking by the Uttar Pradesh government that it would be peaceful. Days later on December 6, the 16th century mosque was pulled down by kar sewaks.

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First Published on: April 20, 2017 1:54 pm
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    Shrikant
    Apr 21, 2017 at 8:22 am
    hi was a living being. How can it be like a Masjid, which is a building only. Moreover, Allah is present every where. So just breaking a building should not demean Allah.
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      Deep Salam
      Apr 21, 2017 at 6:18 am
      Mandir todkar Bani Masjids Ka hashra... Yahi Hoga.
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        Chandrashekhar Deshpande
        Apr 20, 2017 at 5:16 pm
        He is very silent and pious about his brothers case. Why he put plea for expeditious hearing of his brother's case?
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          Dharamvir Saihgal
          Apr 20, 2017 at 3:57 pm
          No use of lamenting over what's gone.Look ahead and see that they are going to erect a magnificent temple where devotees,even descendents of Babar, are going to bend down and offer prayers.
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            Sri
            Apr 20, 2017 at 3:37 pm
            What about the the thousands of temples raised down by fanatic muslims?, what about the genocide of Pundit's in Kashmir?.....
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              Ashwath Kumar
              Apr 20, 2017 at 2:47 pm
              @ Balakrishnan Narayanan link takes you to the link were an Article written by KK Mohammad very interesting must read.
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                Ashwath Kumar
                Apr 20, 2017 at 2:44 pm
                : epaper aniser /flipbook.aspx? lang 4&NB 2017-04-15&spage Mpage&SB
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                  Ashwath Kumar
                  Apr 20, 2017 at 2:44 pm
                  : epaper aniser /flipbook.aspx?lang 4&NB 2017-04-15&spage Mpage&SB
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                    Ashwath Kumar
                    Apr 20, 2017 at 2:43 pm
                    : epaper aniser /flipbook.aspx?lang 4&NB 2017-04-15&spage Mpage&SB The above link takes you the link Article written by KK Mohammad very interesting must read.
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                      Ashwath Kumar
                      Apr 20, 2017 at 2:13 pm
                      A 16th century mosque, India has built temples much before 16th century across, some of them are completed destro in the name of Religion, how fair that was.
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                        SL DUA
                        Apr 20, 2017 at 2:12 pm
                        How would Owaisi rate the destruction of Ram Janm Bhumi Temple by a foreign invader Babur with whom Owaisi should not have any synchronization?
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                          Ashwath Kumar
                          Apr 20, 2017 at 2:09 pm
                          No way............... so many temples of beautiful architecture were demolished by Babar & Aurangzeb etc.. those times who were there.
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                            Balakrishnan Narayanan
                            Apr 20, 2017 at 2:08 pm
                            : organiser Encyc/2017/4/17/Cover-Story--Truth-I-Knew--Truth-I-Said.aspx
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