|Babri Masjid round-up
'Babar was a leader, not king'
Milli Gazette Online
Lucknow: Mahant Ram Das of Akhil Bhartiya Panch Nirwani Akhara while deposing before the 3-member special bench of Justices Sayyad Raf’at Alam, Khem Karan and Bhanwar Singh in the Babri Masjid ownership case said that the Moghul king Zahiruddin Babar was never a king of this country nor was he ever acknowledged as king. Replying to question by RL Varma, lawyer of Nirmohi Akhara, he said that Babar was a leader who, after ransacking India, had gone back. He further said that Babar’s commander, Mir Baqi was a Shia Muslim who had tried to build a 3-domed mosque and destroyed, on the instructions of a faqeer, Ram Mandir built by Vikramaditya in Ayodhya but no namaz was ever offered in this mosque.
He further said that there was neither any minaret nor any place for ablution in this 3-domed building and therefore it was never a mosque. He also said that there was Hindu-Muslim riot in Ayodhya in 1934 because of cow slaughter in which Hindus had given a good beating to Muslims. After this beating, Muslims had never entered this building.
He said in his affidavit that in his views there was good relationship between the Hindus and Muslims of Ayodhya but only the politicians and communalists had tried to spoil their relations. (Rashtriya Sahara [Urdu daily], March 14, 2005)
to the PRINT edition NOW: Get the COMPLETE picture
pages choke-full of news, views & analysis on the Muslim scene in India & abroad...
Delivered at your doorstep, Twice a month
Indian Muslim Islamic News