Lucknow: Known for making controversial statements, Uttar Pradesh Minister for Urban Development and Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has alleged that Army did not do anything when Babri Masjid was being demolished.
While commenting on the disputed matter, Khan said, “When Babri mosque was demolished, everybody got together, even the Army didn't take any action”.
The SP leader and a prominent Muslim face made the comments after two trucks of stones were unloaded at Ram Sewak Puram, a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) property in Ayodhya for the construction of Ram Mandir.
Asserting its resolve to build the Ram temple, the VHP had in June announced a nationwide drive to collect stones for construction of the temple here and had also asked the Muslim community not to pose any hindrance.
Last year, the Samajwadi Party leader kicked up a controversy when he said it was "Muslim soldiers" who fought for India's victory in the 1999 Kargil war against Pakistan.
“Those who fought for victory in Kargil were not Hindu soldiers, in fact the ones who fought for our victory were Muslim soldiers,” he had said.