Questioning the timing of a `sting` operation on the Babri Masjid demolition, the BJP on Friday alleged that it was "sponsored", accusing Congress of using "pawns" to vitiate the atmosphere before elections and asked the Election Commission to stop its publication and telecast.
A sting operation by Cobrapost has claimed that the demolition of Babri Masjid was not a spontaneous act by Kar Sevaks in frenzy but was planned well in advance with top leaders of the BJP, Shiv Sena, the larger Sangh Parivar and some Congress leaders in the know.
Babri Masjid demolition may have split the Indian political class down the middle but Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray`s daughter-in-law Smita is planning a film on the issue, which she claims will represent the common man`s view on the subject, minus any political leanings.
BJP Friday accused the Congress of
indulging in "communal polarisation" on Babri Masjid issue
after CBI challenged in the SC the Allahabad HC order that dropped conspiracy charge against L K Advani in the demolition case.
A security alert has been sounded across Uttar Pradesh and other communally-sensitive places in India ahead of Monday`s 18th anniversary of the demolition of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya, a home ministry official said.
Delivering his verdict in the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute, Justice SU Khan warned the warring factions that the nation may not be able to rise
again if the incident of December 6, 1992 is repeated.
In view of the impending verdict on Babri Mosque demolition case, the UP government on Monday clampled section 144 throughout Ayodhya to avert any law and order crisis in the communally sensitive area.
A senior IPS officer, who had deposed that BJP leader L K Advani had made a provocative speech in Ayodhya moments before the Babri masjid was demolished in 1992, was Thursday cross examined by the defence in a special court here.
BJP on Monday termed as "false" the
statement of senior IPS officer Anju Gupta in a court against L K Advani over Babri Mosque demolition and said he did not give any speech on the day the structure was
With the senior IPS officer testifying against LK Advani in Babri Masjid demolition case, the senior BJP leader came under fresh attack from political parties and Muslim groups, with the Cong saying he should retire from politics.
Accusing the Centre of not being
serious about its assurances in the action taken report on the
Liberhan Commission, All India Muslim Personal Law Board Sunday
demanded day-to-day hearing in Babri mosque demolition case.