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Advani instigated us to pull down mosque: Accused

June 07, 2003

Five people accused of being involved in the Babri Masjid demolition alleged on Saturday they had pulled down the mosque at the instigation of Deputy Prime Minister Lal Kishenchand Advani and other senior Bharatiya Janata Party leaders.

Advani's lawyer Satyapal Jain, however, denied the charge.

"There is no evidence against Advani and the allegation seems to be tutored against him. I think there seems to be some mischief somewhere. The credentials of these people who are now saying this is yet to be established," he said.

The five -- Vinod Vatsa, Santosh, R C Khatri, Amar Nath Goyal and R N Das -- made the allegation while speaking to reporters outside the special CBI court hearing the case in Delhi.

They alleged the senior BJP leaders named as accused had got their case separated by 'exerting influence' and demanded that all accused be treated at par as far as the trial was concerned.

Jain saidas per theevidence before the Liberhan Commission of Inquiry, no leader, witnessor CBI official has said that there is anyproof against Advani, Union Human Resources Development Minister Murli Manohar Joshi and Madhya Pradesh BJP unit chief Uma Bharati.

"I think in the (special CBI) court also till date no witness has said that they did anything at the asking of Uma Bharati or Advani or Joshi," he said.

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Sub: national shame

it is a national shame that despite creating a hullabulloo over Ayodhya, where all BJP leaders cried hoarse in creating a rhetoric where people even ...

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Ok, Its a question of how you are dedicated to your achievement.Symbolically hinduism reestablished its mark on its own land . Advani can't be accused ...

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What was pulled down at Ayodhya in December 1992? Was it a mosque or a disputed structure?

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In India for little thing minority people are accused and they are put in POTO.But I can't find the same ruled is applied for Deputy ...

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