BABRI MASJID DEMOLITION


The Babri Mosque: 



On December 6, 1992, the day the Babri Masjid was demolished by 150,000 Kar Sevaks-he hindu terrorists.
On that Sunday morning, LK Advani and others met at Vinay Katiyar's residence. They then proceeded to the disputed structure, the report says. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Katiyar reached the puja platform where symbolic Kar Seva was to be performed, and Advani and Joshi checked arrangements for the next 20 minutes. The two senior leaders then moved 200 metre away to the Ram Katha Kunj. This was a building facing the disputed structure where a dais had been erected for senior leaders.

At noon, a teenage Kar Sevak was "vaulted" on to the dome and that signaled the breaking of the outer cordon. The report notes that at this time Advani, Joshi and Vijay Raje Scindia made "feeble requests to the Kar Sevaks to come down... either in earnest or for the media's benefit". No appeal was made to the Kar Sevaks not to enter the sanctum sanctorum or not to demolish the structure. The report notes: "This selected act of the leaders itself speaks of the hidden intentions of one and all being to accomplish demolition of the disputed structure."

The report holds that the "icons of the movement present at the Ram Katha Kunj... could just as easily have... prevented the demolition.
It was not so secret that the leaders of the Sangh Parivar were responsible for demolition of Babri Masjid and the chief architect of this movement was Shri L.K.Advani who took out Rath Yatra from Somnath to Ayodhya to win mass support of Hindus and the Rath Yatra turned into ‘blood yatra’ as nearly 3000 small and not so small riots took place during its course. Times of India editorially described it as ‘blood yatra’.
Liberhan Commission findings:
Kalyan Singh, who was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh during the mosque’s demolition, has come in for harsh criticism in the report. He is accused of posting bureaucrats and police officers who would stay silent during the mosque’s demolition in Ayodhya.
Former Prime Minister of India Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Former Chairman of the opposition Mr. Lalkrishna Advani and Former Education Minister in NDA Government Mr. Murli Manohar Joshi have also been found culpable in the demolition in the Liberhan Commissions' Report. Anju Gupta, an Indian police officer appeared as a prosecution witness. She was in charge of Advani's security on the day of the demolition and she revealed that Advani and Murali Manohar Joshi made inflammatory speeches.
The Commission constituted within a fortnight after the demolition of the disputed structure closed the recording of evidence on June 3 barring an application pending to summon former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee.
The proceedings were completed after the conclusion of deposition of Kalyan Singh, who was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh when the monument was demolished. He had evaded appearance before the Commission for more than 11 years by filing a writ in the Allahabad High Court, which was later transferred to the Delhi High Court.
Singh, a key witness, had contended that his deposition before the
Commission would prejudice his criminal case pending the CBI court in the state. However, after the writ became infructous, summons was issued against him by the Commission forcing him to appear before it.
In more than 12 years of proceedings, the Commission has recorded statements of several politicians, bureaucrats and police officials.
Kalyan Singh, whose deposition was longest, had asserted that the state administration had done its best for the safety and protection of the Mughal monument and had blamed the then Congress government of creating circumstances leading to its demolition.
Former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao, during whose tenure at the centre the structure was razed, had deposed before the Commission accusing the Kalyan Singh government for the demolition.
Besides, Rao former Prime Minister V P Singh had also recorded his statement in detail on the Ram temple movement and subsequent demolition of the disputed structure.
Senior BJP leader and former deputy Prime Minister L K Advani during his deposition before the Commission termed the demolition of disputed Babri Masjid as the saddest day of his life, which he repudiated in Pakistan in his recent visit.
Advani had even compared the demolition with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots saying that the violence and destruction of property of Sikh community after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was ‘more shameful’ than the event of December 6, 1992.
Among other senior BJP leaders, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti, had also recorded their statements before the Commission.
The Commission had a tough time during the deposition of Bajrang Dal leader Vinay Katiyar, who even used some foul language and went to the extent of saying that the report of the Commission would be useless and would gather dust on official shelves.
Besides, top bureaucrats and police officials of Uttar Pradesh, the then district magistrate R N Srivastava and SSP D B Roy of Ayodhya had recorded their statements on demolition.
The term of the Liberhan Commission of inquiry probing the Babri Masjid demolition has been been extended by three months till September 30.
This was stated by an official release here today.
The Commission's term, which has been extended several times was to expire on June 30.
The Commission headed by Justice (retd) M S Liberhan has been inquiring into the sequence of events leading to the destruction of disputed Ram janma bhoomi-Babri Masjid at Ayodhya on December 6, 1992.
Sources said during this extension, the Commission is expected to file atleast an interim report.
The Commission constituted within a fortnight after the demolition of the disputed structure closed the recording of evidence on June 3 barring an application pending to summon former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee.
The proceedings were completed after the conclusion of deposition of Kalyan Singh, who was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh when the monument was demolished. He had evaded appearance before the Commission for more than 11 years by filing a writ in the Allahabad High Court, which was later transferred to the Delhi High Court.
Singh, a key witness, had contended that his deposition before the Commission would prejudice his criminal case pending the CBI court in the state. However, after the writ became infructous, summons was issued against him by the Commission forcing him to appear before it.
In more than 12 years of proceedings, the Commission has recorded statements of several politicians, bureaucrats and police officials.
Kalyan Singh, whose deposition was longest, had asserted that the state administration had done its best for the safety and protection of the Mughal monument and had blamed the then Congress government of creating circumstances leading to its demolition.
Former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao, during whose tenure at the centre the structure was razed, had deposed before the Commission accusing the Kalyan Singh government for the demolition.
Besides, Rao former Prime Minister V P Singh had also recorded his statement in detail on the Ram temple movement and subsequent demolition of the disputed structure.
Senior BJP leader and former deputy Prime Minister L K Advani during his deposition before the Commission termed the demolition of disputed Babri Masjid as the saddest day of his life, which he repudiated in Pakistan in his recent visit.
Advani had even compared the demolition with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots saying that the violence and destruction of property of Sikh community after the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was ‘more shameful’ than the event of December 6, 1992.
Among other senior BJP leaders, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti, had also recorded their statements before the Commission.
The Commission had a tough time during the deposition of Bajrang Dal leader Vinay Katiyar, who even used some foul language and went to the extent of saying that the report of the Commission would be useless and would gather dust on official shelves.
Besides, top bureaucrats and police officials of Uttar Pradesh, the then district magistrate R N Srivastava and SSP D B Roy of Ayodhya had recorded their statements on demolition.