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Historian Habib slams Advani, ASI on Ayodhya

Ehtasham Khan in New Delhi | October 08, 2003 03:27 IST

Noted historian Irfan Habib has criticised the Archaeological Survey of India report on Ayodhya as 'unfortunate'.

Habib and some leading historians were speaking at a function in Delhi to inaugurate A G Noorani's book The Babri Masjid Question, 1528-2003: A Matter of National Honour.

Habib also criticised Deputy Prime Minister Lal Kishehchand Advani for 'not respecting the secular spirit of the Indian Constitution'.

"Mr Advani and his followers destroyed Babri Masjid. That too in the full view of the nation," Habib said.

A special court in Rae Bareily has acquitted Advani, but charged seven other leaders in the Babri Masjid demolition case.

He called the ASI report as an 'unfortunate piece of motivated writing'.


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Sub: Temple is the only option

What Mr Habib is saying is only his frustration. Now that it is proved that there was the Temple at the disputed site, people like ...


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Sub: Prof. Irfan Habib slams Advani

Its unforunate that people like LK Advani who brought down the Masjid in broad daylight have been let off by the courts. Its amazing that ...


Posted by Ahsan Khan





Sub: Hisotrian Habib slams ...

The headline should have been "Marxist historian Habib slams...". When will History slam historian Habib?


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Sub: dont just pass the bug...

now that through this case of babri masjit , the minority leaders are trying to get the sympathy of the whole nation, which is trick ...


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Sub: What is special about BABAR !!

I dont know what was so special about the BABAR and why they called it babri masjit and how can this be a question of ...


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