BJP leader and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday sought to distance himself from his party colleague Subramanian Swamy's controversial comment that "a mosque is not a religious place", holding it was a comment made by him in his "personal capacity" and nothing to do with the party.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy, who created a controversy by claiming that mosque is not a religious place and can be demolished any time, on Sunday defended his remark and said that the Islamic places of worship have been demolished for public purposes in British times.
The BJP on Sunday downplayed party leader Subramanian Swamy's mosque 'not a religious place' remark, saying there can be no comment that that is negative to anyone's beliefs, faith or place of worship.
The Delhi High Court today asked the Centre to produce the relevant records, including order on construction of the court complex, to ascertain since when a mosque has been in existence in its premises.
Thousands of Shiite Muslims rallied Saturday to protest the killing of 61 people in a suicide bombing at a mosque, as southern Pakistan shut down to mourn the nation`s worst sectarian attack in nearly two years.