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19093BJP's Politics of "Revenge" and Hatred: 1992 - 2014

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  • Sukla Sen
    Apr 5, 2014

      Watch: All videos of Cobrapost’s Babri Masjid sting operation here 


      Babri Masjid demolition was a planned sabotage: Investigative Report

      04 Apr 2014 11:04 AM, IST

      By India Tomorrow News,

      New Delhi, 04 April 2014: The demolition of Babri Masjid on 06 Dec 1992 was an act of planned sabotage. Leaders of Ram Janmaboomi movement had conspired to and succeeded in razing the sixteenth century mosque. It was a well-planned conspiracy that even premier investigation agency CBI has not been able to conclusively establish after years of investigation, claimed Cobrapost.com which conducted the investigation and released its report based on the sting operation on Friday.


      In a major investigation, codenamed Operation Janmabhoomi, Cobrapost got to the bottom of the conspiracy and exposed the conspirators behind the demolition of Babri Masjid on 06 Dec 1992, showing them confessing to how they laid out an elaborate plan and executed it with precision of a military operation.


      In a press statement, the website said its expose has “established beyond doubt that the demolition was not an act of frenzied mobs but an act of sabotage by these agents saboteurs, planned with so much secrecy that no government agency got a wind of it.”


      After many years of investigation, the CBI has not been able to find clinching, corroborative evidence against all those 40 it has made accused in its chargesheet.


      Cobrapost Associate Editor K. Ashish interviewed 23 of the leaders at the forefront of Ram Janmabhoomi movement who were involved in the demolition of Babri Masjid, either as conspirators or as executors of the conspiracy that was hatched to bring down the disputed structure. Posing as an author researching for his proposed book on Ayodhya movement, Ashish spoke to Champat Rai Bansal, Ramji Gupta, Prakash Sharma, Ramesh Pratap Singh, Vinay Katiyar, Jaibhan Singh Paweya, Dharmendra Singh Gurjar, B.L. Sharma Prem, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, Sadhvi Uma Bharti, Kalyan Singh and Lallu Singh from Bjrang Dal-VHP-BJP combine; Jai Bhagwan Goel, Pawan Pandey, Santosh Dubey, Satish Pradhan and Moreshwar Save from Shiv Sena; Swami Sachidanand Sakshi Maharaj, Mahant Ram Vilas Vedanti, Sadhvi Ritambhara, Mahant Avaidyanath, Acharya Dharmendra and Swami Nritya Gopal Das from various Hindu religious orders and seats.


      Of these, the Liberhan Commission has indicted 15, the CBI has made 19 accused in its chargesheet, while leaving out B. L. Sharma, Mahant Avaidyanath, Nritya Gopal Das and Ram Vilas Vedanti. In all, 40 are facing trial in CBI court, of which 32 have been made accused in FIR No. 92/197 as executors, while the remaining 8 have been made accused in FIR No. 92/198 as conspirators.


      Ashish visited Ayodhya, Faizabad, Tanda, Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Mathura and Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, Jaipur in Rajasthan, Aurangabad and Mumbai in Maharashtra and Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh to interview these principal actors of Operation Janmabhoomi, a codename given to the plan by the conspirators themselves which Cobrapost found apt to use.


      Some of the findings of the Cobrapost investigation:


      -- The conspiracy was hatched at the level of two Hindu outfits, VHP and Shiv Sena, but not jointly.


      -- Both these outfits had trained their cader as part of an action plan, many months before it was implemented on December 6.


      -- A Balidani Jatha, or suicide squad, was formed with the trained RSS workers.


      -- Bajrang Dal, the youth wing of VHP, had its training in Surkhej of Gujarat, while Shiv Sena trained its cader in Bhind–Morena.


      -- The training regime included imparting skills such as climbing taller structures with help of grappling hooks and ropes and digging earth with implements like pickaxes and spades, apart from regular drills and physical exercises.


      -- Traditional implements such as chisels, heavy-duty hammers, pickaxes, spades, sabbals, and other tools were procured in large numbers and put to use on December 6, to pull the disputed structure down.


      -- A Sankalp, or an oath, was administered to the lakhs of karsevaks in the presence of all the frontline leaders of the movement like L. K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Ashok Singhal, Giriraj Kishore and Acharya Dharmendra, apart from the entire galaxy of Hindu sants. The Sankalp conducted from the Ram Katha Manch gave a call for the construction of a grand Ram Temple at the disputed site after removing the structure. The assault on Babri was begun as soon as the Sankalp was conducted by Mahant Ram Vilas Vedanti.


      -- VHP cobbled together a band of 1200 RSS workers secreted from their respective zones a few days before the demolition. This secret formation was given the name of Laxman Sena and Ramji Gupta was given charge of this army which was formed to dismantle the Babri. Its clarion call was “Jai Sheshavtaar”.


      -- Shiv Sena, on the other hand, had a similar band of local workers at Ayodhya, called Pratap Sena, which provided all the logistics for the action plan.


      -- The RSS–VHP–Bajrang Dal combine held a secret meeting at Hindu Dham at Ayodhya a day before the demolition. Attended by Ashok Singhal, Vinay Katiyar, V. H. Dalmia, Moropant Pingle and Mahant Avaidyanath, it was decided in the meeting that the Babri masjid will be razed down.


      -- The RSS and BJP had held a secret meeting at Hanuman Bagh which was attended by H. V. Sheshadri from the RSS and all senior leaders of BJP present at Ayodhya, Vinay Katiyar, Uma Bharti and L. K. Advani.


      -- Shiv Sena had its secret parleys at North Avenue in Delhi in November 1992 which was attended by senior leaders such as Jai Bhagwan Goel, Moreshwar Save, Satish Pradhan, Anand Dhige and others in which a strategy was chalked out before making a move to Ayodhya. Both Balasaheb Thackeray and Raj Thackeray kept a close tab on all these activities.


      -- Shiv Sena had planned to use dynamite to bring down Babri if traditional methods failed.


      -- Apart from traditional tools, the Bihar team used petrol bombs to dismantle the structure.


      -- The local administration goaded and helped the frenzied mobs of karsevaks in removing the “headache” the Babri had become for them.


      -- Many antique artefacts were secreted from the Babri. For instance, two pieces of the stone engraving erected there by Mir Baqi in 1528 that fell apart are lying with Pawan Pandey who wants to sell them.


      Vote for BJP if you want revenge: Amit Shah at Muzaffarnagar

      TNN | Apr 5, 2014, 12.01 PM IST

      NEW DELHI: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah triggered a fresh row when he reportedly delivered a speech calling for 'revenge' in a village near riot-hit Muzaffarnagar on Thursday.

      "2014 Lok Sabha elections are about revenge, honour. If you want to take revenge, vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party," Amit Shah said at a jat-dominated village in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh.

      "A man can live without food or sleep. He can live when he's thirsty and hungry. But when he's insulted, he can't live. We must seek revenge for the insult heaped on us," Amit Shah said on Friday.

      "This election is about voting out the government that protects and gives compensation to those who killed jats. "It is about revenge and protecting honour," Amit Shah had reportedly said when he met leaders of the jat community at Raajhar village, 40 km from Muzzaffarnagar.

      (With inputs from ANI)
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