New Delhi: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, in an emotional speech in Lok Sabha on Saturday, declared that the Babri mosque will exist in perpetuity at the Ram Temple site in Ayodhya. He concluded his speech with the slogan “Babri Maszid zindabad”.
“My faith that the mosque still exists and will remain at the place where it once stood. Babri Masjid was, is and will continue to be. Long live Babri Masjid, long live India, Jai Hind,” he said.
Asaduddin Owaisi also posted the video of his speech on his X account.
Responding to a discussion on the construction of the Ram Temple in the Lok Sabha, Owaisi said the BJP government was giving the impression that one religion was trumping another.
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“I want to ask whether the Modi government is the government of a particular community or religion or the government of the entire country. Does the GoI have a religion? I think this country has no religion. Until January 22, does this government have Do you want to give the message that one religion triumphed over the other?” he added she.
He said that he respects Lord Ram but hates Nathuram Godse, who killed Mahatma Gandhi.
“What message do you give to the 17 million Muslims in the country?… Am I a spokesperson for Babar, Jinnah or Aurangzeb?… I respect Lord Ram but I hate Nathuram Godse because he killed the person whose last words were Hello Ram,” he added.
He said the Modi government celebrated what happened on December 6.
Babri Masjid was demolished by right-wing activists on December 6, 1992.
After almost three decades since the incident, the Supreme Court in 2019 ruled that the disputed land be handed over to the temple trust for the construction of the Ram Temple. He also asked the government to allocate a separate 5-acre land to the Muslim side for the construction of a mosque.
With contributions from ANI