Hyderabad: AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi criticised the special CBI court verdict acquitting all the 32 accused in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case.
“This judgment satisfies the collective consciousness of Hindutva and its followers and its ideology. Justice is not done in the case. Everyone is unhappy over the special CBI court verdict,” Asaduddin told reporters on Wednesday.
Bharatiya Janata Party veterans LK Advani, Uma Bharti and Murli Manohar Joshi were among those accused by the CBI of inciting kar sevaks to demolish the structure in Ayodhya.
Citing the Supreme Court verdict in the Babri Masjid – Ramjanmabhoomi verdict, Asaduddin said in December, the Supreme Court said it was a calculated act of destroying a place of worship.
“I am unable to understand that if this was an egregious violation of rule of law, was the mosque martyred using magic on December 6? Were idols kept inside on the nights of December 28 and December 29 in 1949 by magic? Were the locks opened using magic when Rajiv Gandhi was prime minister?” he asked.
Expressing dismay over the verdict, Owaisi said he was forced to say that “mass violence pays politically’”.
“If you resort to violence one can achieve it. Take the example of the rath yatra of Advani. All know the magnitude of the violence that occurred then and the lives lost,” he said, adding that the whole world had seen how BJP leaders had provoked the kar sevaks to demolish the mosque.
Indicating that the All India Muslim Personal Law Board would approach a higher court against the special CBI court verdict, Owaisi said he hoped that the CBI would appeal for the sake of its independence.
“I also appeal to the AIMPLB to appeal against the verdict in the higher court. The whole world knows that the BJP, RSS, Shiv Sena and the Congress party were responsible for the demolition,” he said, adding that the verdict was a “paigam” (message) to those accused in the Babri Masjid demolition to do the same in Kashi and Mathura.