Indians should hang heads in shame over demolition of Babri Masjid: Pranab Mukherjee

Indian president criticises former PM Narasimha Rao's inability to prevent the demolition of Mughal era mosque in 1992


News Desk January 29, 2016
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Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has held the country's former Prime Minister Narasimha Rao responsible for demolition of Babri mosque, which led to country-wide riots in 1992.

“The inability to prevent the demolition of the Babri Masjid was one of PV’s [Narasimha Rao] biggest failures,” writes Mukherjee in the second volume of his memoir – The Turbulent Years: 1980 - 96.

“The demolition of Babri Masjid was an act of absolute perfidy, which should make all Indians hang their heads in shame.”

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-With input from India Today

COMMENTS (11)

shah | 5 years ago | Reply Indian Secularism and democracy is naked today... BJP might gain more support for such a well planned attack on Muslims.
Motiwala | 5 years ago | Reply @Malik Saab: Because MAYBE there was never a temple there, to be razed. Just conjecture. Rumors propagated by BJP, RSS, Shiv Sena.... And IT HAPPENED HUNDREDS OF YEARS AGO, current MUSLIMS are not responsible for what happened THEN. The CURRENT hindu generation is the ONE that destroyed Babri Mosque. Hope this helps you understand. Can draw pictures, in detail, for YOU too,...to make it easy.
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