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If Babri Masjid was illegal why Advani is being tried: Owaisi

If Babri Masjid was illegal why Advani is being tried: Owaisi
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Hyderabad: AIMIM chief AsaduddinOwaisi has sought to know if Babri Masjid was illegal why were L K Advani and others being tried in connection with its demolition.
Addressing a public meeting here on Saturday night, the AIMIM president said, “If Babri Masjid was legal then why was
it (land) handed over to those who demolished it. If it was illegal then why the case is going on and withdraw the case against Advani. And if it is legal then give it to me.”
“It’s a basic question… We are not satisfied with this judgement. Babri Masjid is my legal right. I am fighting for the Masjid and not the land,” Owaisi said reacting to the Supreme Court’s verdict on Saturday paving the way for construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya.
On Sunday, Owaisi tweeted “Then what does a Muslim see today? That there stood a mosque, for so many years, which has been demolished.
Now the court is allowing a building to come up on that site, on an alleged finding that the land belonged to Ram Lalla.”
“We are being insulted by giving (alternate) land. Don’t treat us like us beggars… We are respectable citizens of India. The fight is for legal right,” he said in another tweet.
“… we asked for justice, not charity. If your house is
demolished and you go to an arbitrator, whether the house
should be given to you or not. Should it be given to the
demolisher?,” he asked while reiterating that he was not
satisfied with the judgement.
Claiming that even today BJP and RSS have a list of
several mosques which they want to “transform,” Owaisi said
they (muslims) should fight for the Masjid.
He also questioned parties including, Samajwadi Party,
BSP, Nationalist Congress Party on their “silence” over the
apex court judgement.
Asserting that he would inform the coming generations of
the Babri Masjid demolition, Owaisi urged the youngsters of
the community to take part in politics and support his party.
Soon after the Ayodhya verdict was delivered on
Saturday, Owaisi had said the Supreme Court judgment in the
sensitive case was a “victory of faith over facts” and
suggested rejection of alternative five-acre plot given for
construction of a mosque. PTI

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