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The Milli Gazette, vol 3, no 3

Startling revelations about the demolition of the Babri mosque

Except Mumbai’s Mid-Day every Indian newspaper played blind to this startling news!

India's current Home Minister LK Advani, who led his Hindu ultra nationalist party, BJP, to power on the wave of the cry to build a 'Ram Temple' at the site of the Babri Masjid and personally oversaw its demolition on 6 December 1992, has been claiming all these years that he is not responsible for the demolition. He and his camp followers made many wild claims during these past nine years: that the central government of Narasimha Rao is responsible for the demolition, that the rivalry between certain Congress leaders led to the demolition, that Pakistan military intelligence (ISI) people provoked the mob to go on rampage, that Advani was in fact exhorting the masses not to demolish…

All this goes on while recorded evidence shows that this man led the symbolic religious caravan (rath yatra) across the country, which left behind a trail of anti-Muslims riots killing over 3000 Muslims and burning and looting their properties in many states, that on the fateful day Advani was sitting on a platform from where slogans like 'ek dhakka aur do, Babri Masjid tod do' (give another push, demolish the Babri Mosque) were being raised…

This dubious movement led to the rise of the fortunes of the BJP from just two seats in Parliament for decades to close to 180 seats (out of the total strength of 545), and now for the last three years this party is ruling India heading a humpty-dumpty coalition of discordant parties. Headed by Justice Liberhan, a judicial enquiry is going on in the Babri demolition case since 16 December 1992. The BJP people have grossly misused its platform to air their biases, misinformation and lies. In government they have tried to change the secular outlook of the State and have been trying to effect changes in every department and field of life, especially culture and education.

In previous appearances before the Liberhan Commission Advani has uttered many a conflicting remarks: once he claimed that the demolition was the most agonising moment of his life, in another sitting he said the Ram Temple movement was a matter of pride for Hindus. In yet another appearance he confessed that the Babri demolition helped his party consolidate its vote bank..

The message all-along has been that the party was not responsible for the demolition. Wild claims have been made by BJP, VHP and Bajrang Dal people since the demolition. The fact is that the demolition was the culmination of a decade-long movement by people of a certain hitherto unpopular political stream which came to realise that by raising the issue of the Ram Temple they can mobilise the Hindu voters for their political party. In the process they achieved their goal but also polarised and poisoned the Indian society like never before. So much so that even if this ilk somehow disappears from the scene India will need decades to undo the hatred and disharmony created by this movement.

Now a source from within Advani's own household has given a big lie to his misinoformation campaign. Gauri Advani, his daughter-in-law, has said in a statement to the Liberhan Commission that her father-in-law conspired with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vinay Katiyar, the then leader of the militant youth outfit, Bajrang Dal, to demolish the Babri Masjid. 'Iska kaam kar do.… Kya, Babri Masjid ka kalank nahin mit sakta?' [Finish this off.. Is the blot of the Babri Mosque unremovable?'], Gauri alleged that Advani asked Katiyar in a meeting just before leaving for the rath yatra.

In an application filed before the Liberhan Commission, Gauri said that she was present at the meeting when the two leaders allegedly discussed plans for the Babri demolition. Gauri requested she be made a witness before the commission to bring out the truth about the demolition. She called Mr LK Advani's statement before the Commission as ' nothing but a bundle of lies based upon concocted and false facts.'

In her 10-page application, the estranged daughter-in-law decried Advani’s statement before the commission that he was anguished by the Babri demolition and that he had nothing to do with it. At present a practising solicitor in London, Gauri, was Advani’s special assistant from November 1989 till her marriage to Jayant in October 1991. She is now seeking divorce from Advani’s son Jayant.

Gauri said in her application that as Advani’s special assistant she had looked after his New Delhi parliamentary constituency from where he contested and won election to Parliament. 'The applicant (Gauri) at that time had deep faith in the ideology which Mr LK Advani used to propagate and bonafidely believed whatever Advani used to tell her as gospel truth,' Gauri said in the application.

According to Gauri, on or around 28 November 1991, an application was moved in the Supreme Court seeking permission to carry out a symbolic kar seva [voluntary religious service] in Ayodhya. Anticipating favourable orders from the Supreme Court, Advani decided to start another rath yatra from Varanasi to mobilise kar sevaks [volunteers]. Gauri said she and Advani’s wife Kamala accompanied him to Lucknow on the morning of 30 November 1992, when all of them left for Varanasi.

‘‘Before the start of the rath yatra (on 1 December 1992), Mr Vinay Katiar came to meet Mr LK Advani. The applicant (Gauri) was also present at this meeting. It was in this meeting that Mr LK Advani and Mr Vinay Katiyar, in the presence of the applicant, conspired to demolish the Babri mosque. Mr LK Advani told Mr Vinay Katiyar that the ultimate aim of the Rath Yatra… is not only to do kar seva and appease Hindu sentiment but also to garner votes and come to power at the Centre,’’ Gauri said in her application, alleging that Advani told Katiyar that, ‘‘the movement to build the Ram Temple at Babri mosque had to be taken to its logical end, i.e., coming to power at the Centre, and that would not be possible without demolishing the Babri mosque as that will unite the Hindu vote bank in favour of the BJP.’’

Gauri goes on to say: ‘‘The applicant remembers that Mr LK Advani said, ‘Iska kaam kar do’ [finish this off] and again said, ‘Kya, Babri Masjid ka kalank nahin mit sakta?’ [is the blot of Babri Mosque unremovable?]. Mr Vinay Katiyar looked at the applicant and then said to Mr LK Advani that, ‘Hum to aapke aadesh ka intizaar kar rahen hain aur agar aap bole to masjid ka namo-nishaan mita de' [We are waiting for your permission and if you say we will erase every trace of the mosque]. Mr LK Advani at that time smiled and then said, ‘To intizaar kis baat ka? Kaam kar do, ghulaami ke nishaan kab tak rahenge. Masjid ko dhawasth karke dikhao – sahi samay aa gaya hai' [So what you are waiting for? Do the job. How long this symbol of slavery will remain. Destroy the mosque. Right time has come].

Gauri claimed she was not surprised at Advani’s ‘‘outpourings’’ as ‘‘even at home the family members used to say that the kar seva in Ayodhya would not remain restricted to bhajan [religious songs] or kirtan [religious music]'. It was the common refrain during discussions at home that the BJP can only come to power by playing the 'religion card,' she said. Gauri said that after the Babri demolition, Advani exulted on returning home: ‘‘Jo karne gaye the, woh kar aye' [We did what we had gone to do].

Gauri also said in her application that neither Advani nor his family practised the Hindu religion and that the home minister had given a false 'gotra' [clan] when asked for it before the commencement of the rath yatra. She said the family follows the Sikh religion.

Gauri Advani also disclosed that during and after the demolition of the Babri mosque, LK Advani got various silver gifts in the form of Hindu gods and goddesses, swords and bricks from Hindu individuals, associations and temples. Since LK Advani and his family members do not follow Hinduism, all these silver items/gifts were melted in Bombay (with the help of Sarla Advani, sister of Kamla Advani who lives in Bombay) to make silver utensils and cutlery items which are now used in the Advani household. LK Advani used to claim at home that he does not believe in Hindu gods and goddesses and keeping them at home serves no useful purpose. LK Advani therefore, decided to melt these gift items to use the silver to make utensils and cutlery items.

The BJP has refused to comment on Gauri’s application and the claims made therein. Senior party leader JP Mathur said, ‘‘We have not seen it. When we read it, we will talk about it.'

 

Yahoo! India News: Top Stories, Saturday January 12, 1:44 PM
Advani plotted Babri demolition: daughter-in-law

Vitusha Oberoi

Gauri Advani, daughter-in-law of Union Home Minister L K Advani, has alleged before the Liberhan Commission that her father-in-law conspired with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vinay Katiyar to demolish the Babri Masjid.

"Iska kaam kar do... Kya, Babri Masjid ka kalank nahin mit sakta?" Gauri alleged that Advani asked Katiyar in a meeting just before leaving for the rath yatra.

In an application filed before the commission, Gauri claimed she was present at the meeting when the two leaders allegedly discussed plans for the Babri demolition. Gauri requested she be made a witness before the commission to bring out the truth about the demolition.

In her 10-page application, the estranged daughter-in-law decried Advani's statement before the commission that he was anguished by the Babri demolition and that he had nothing to do with it.
Gauri, a practising solicitor in London, said, "This is nothing but a bundle of lies based upon concocted and false facts."

She is embroiled in a divorce case with Advani's son Jayant. She was Advani's special assistant from November 1989 till her marriage to Jayant in October 1991.

Gauri said in her application that as Advani's special assistant she had looked after his New Delhi constituency from where he contested and won election to the Lok Sabha.

Gauri said in the application, "The applicant (Gauri) at that time had deep faith in the ideology which Shri L K Advani used to propagate and bonafidely believed whatever Advani used to tell her as gospel truth."

According to Gauri, on or around November 28, 1991, an application was moved in the Supreme Court seeking permission to carry out a symbolic kar seva in Ayodhya.

Anticipating favourable orders from the Supreme Court, Advani decided to start another rath yatra from Varanasi to mobilise kar sevaks. Gauri said she and Advani's wife Kamala accompanied Advani to Lucknow on the morning of November 30, 1992, when all of them left for Varanasi.

"Before the start of the rath yatra (on December 1, 1992), Shri Vinay Katiyar came to meet Shri L K Advani. The applicant (Gauri) was also present in this meeting. It was in this meeting Shri L K Advani and Shri Vinay Katiyar, in the presence of the applicant, conspired to demolish the Babri mosque. Shri L K Advani told Shri Vinay Katiyar that the ultimate aim of the Rath Yatra... is not only to do kar seva and appease Hindu sentiment but also to garner votes and come to power at the Centre," Gauri said in her application, alleging that Advani told Katiyar that, "the movement to build the Ram Temple at Babri mosque had to be taken to its logical end, ie coming to power at the Centre, and that would not be possible without demolishing the Babri mosque as that will unite the Hindu vote bank in favour of the BJP."

Gauri goes on to say: The applicant remembers that Shri L K Advani said, "Iska kaam kar do," and again said, "Kya, Babri Masjid ka kalank nahin mit sakta?" Shri Vinay Katiyar looked at the applicant and then said to Shri L K Advani that, "Hum to aapke aadesh ka intizaar kar rahen hain aur agar aap bole to masjid ka namo-nishaan mita de." Shri L K Advani at that time smiled and then said, "To intizaar kis baat ka? Kaam kar do, ghulaami ke nishaan kab tak rahenge. Masjid ko dhawasth karke dikhao - sahi samay aa gaya hai."

Gauri claimed she was not surprised at Advani's "outpourings" as "even at home the family members used to say that the kar seva in Ayodhya would not remain restricted to bhajan or kirtan" .

"It was the common refrain during discussions at home that the BJP can only come to power by playing the religion card," she said.

Gauri alleged that after the Babri demolition, Advani exulted on returning home: "Jo karne gaye the, woh kar aye."

Gauri also alleged that neither Advani nor his family practised the Hindu religion and that the home minister had given a "false gotra" when asked for it before the commencement of the rath yatra. She said the family follows the Sikh religion.

The BJP has refused to comment on Gauri's application and the claims made therein. Senior party leader J P Mathur said, "We have not seen it. When we read it, we will talk about it."

"Kaam kar do... sahi samay aa gaya hai"

Following is the text of the application filed before the Liberhan Commission of Inquiry, on behalf of Gauri Advani, for becoming a witness to bring out the truth of the Babri Masjid demolition before the Commission:

Most respectfully showeth:

1. That the applicant is a Hindu by religion.

2. That the applicant got married on 12.10.1991 to Jayant Advani, son of L K Advani, the present home minister of India.

3. That the applicant is currently pursuing her profession in law and is a practising solicitor in London.

4. That the applicant has read in the newspapers that L K Advani, the current home minister of India was summoned and he had made a statement before this Hon'ble Commission. L K Advani has expressed his anguish at the demolition of Babri mosque and has denied any culpability or involvement in the demolition of Babri mosque.

5. That the applicant submits that the statement made by L K Advani before this Hon'ble Commission is nothing but a bundle of lies based upon concocted and false facts. The applicant has the relevant and material information which would help this Hon'ble Commission to elicit the truth and unravel the controversy shrouding the demolition of Babri mosque.

6. That the applicant got married in October 1991 became witness to the religious politics being played/advocated by Advani.

7. That even prior to the marriage, the applicant had known L K Advani and his family. Right from November 1989 till her wedding in October 1991, the applicant had worked as Special Assistant with L K Advani and was looking after the New Delhi constituency from where L K Advani had contested and won the election. The applicant even used to go to the Parliament Secretariat alongwith Kamla Advani to help L K Advani in his parliamentary work. The applicant, at that time, had deep faith in the ideology which L K Advani used to propagate and bonafidely believed whatever Shri Advani used to tell her, as gospel truth.

8. That soon after the marriage, the applicant came to know that L K Advani and his wife Kamla Advani and other family members do not follow the rites, rituals and ceremonies attached with Hinduism and are basically followers of the Sikh religion. Despite being a follower of the Sikh religion, L K Advani was using Hinduism to mobilise the Hindu vote bank. Hinduism was used to play with the sentiments of general Hindu masses in order to the garner support and the vote of the Hindu masses to enable the BJP to come in power at the Centre.

9. That L K Advani, in the privacy of home had confided to the applicant on the occasion of Deepavali in 1991 that though he has no faith in Hinduism, but to maintain and appease the religious constituency of his Party, he had to keep this charade. He in fact, further informed the applicant that he has no "Gotra", but at the time of starting his rath yatra from Somnath in 1990, he had coined the Bhardwaj Brahmin Gotra to avoid embarrassment as the Pujaris in various temples en route to Ayodhya would have asked about his "Gotra" and Hindu connection.

L K Advani told the applicant that this information about the Bhardwaj Gotra should remain secret and no one outside the family should come to know.

10. That the fact that L K Advani had misled the general Hindu public by playing a fraud upon them by claiming to belong to Bhardwaj Gotra, came to the knowledge of the applicant only on Deepavali in 1991 though the applicant had also joined L K Advani for his rath yatra. Advani lied and misled the Hindu masses and the nation about his religious association in order to develop and nurture the vote bank of Hindus in favour of his Party.

11. That on or around 28.11.1991, an application was moved in the Hon'ble Supreme Court seeking permission to carry out symbolic kar seva in Ayodhya. Anticipating favourable orders from the Hon'ble Supreme Court, L K Advani decided to start another rath yatra from Varanasi in eastern UP to mobilize kar sevaks for the kar seva. The applicant and Kamla Advani had accompanied L K Advani to Lucknow on 30.11.1992 morning when all of them left for Varanasi by North East Express from Delhi.

12. That the applicant submits that L K Advani started his rath yatra on 1.12.1992 from Varanasi. Before the start of the Rath Yatra, Vinay Katiyar came to meet L K Advani. The applicant was also present in this meeting. It was in this meeting, L K Advani and Vinay Katiyar in the presence of the applicant, conspired to demolish the Babri mosque and discussed the details and finer aspects involved in the action plan to demolish the Babri mosque. L K Advani told Vinjay Katiyar that the ultimate aim of the rath yatra, which he had been undertaking right from 1990 and the build up to kar seva by mobilizing the Ram Bhakt Brick movement, is not only to do kar seva and appease Hindu sentiments but also to garner and muster votes and come to power at the Centre. L K Advani categorically linked religion, exploitation of Hindu sentiments and the opportunity to do the kar seva with the real aim of benefiting BJP politically by mustering the Hindu vote bank. He also discussed that in order to create a strong Hindu vote bank, which would vote for BJP, the time has come to encash the Hindu sentiments by carrying out the demolition of the Babri mosque. L K Advani told Vinay Katiyar that the movement to build a Ram Temple at Babri mosque had to be taken to its logical end, ie coming to power at the Centre and that would not be possible without demolishing the Babri mosque as that will unite the Hindu vote bank in favour of the BJP.

13. While leaving to start the rath yatra, L K Advani told Vinay Katiyar that the right opportunity has come and since a large number of kar sevaks would be congregating in Ayodhya for kar seva, demolition can easily be done. The applicant remembers that L K Advani said, "Iska kaam kar do," then again said, "Kya Babri Masjid ka kalank nahin mit sakta" . Vinay Katiyar looked at the applicant and then said to L K Advani that "Ham to aapke aadesh ka intzar kar rahen hain, aur agar aap bole to masjid ka namo-nishaan mita de." L K Advani at that time smiled and then said "To intzar kis baat ka, kaam kar do, gulaami ke nishaan kab tak rahenge. Masjid ko dhawasth kar ke dikhao - sahi samay aa gaya hai."

After this, L K Advani left the meeting to start the rath yatra. The applicant and Kamla Advani came back to Delhi.

14. That the applicant was not surprised at this outpouring of L K Advani. Even at home, L K Advani and other family members used to say that the kar seva in Ayodhya would not remain restricted to "Bhajan or Kirtan" and we are not going to Ayodhya to only sing Bhajans. It was the common refrain during discussions at home that BJP can only come to power by playing the religion card. The Hindu vote bank has to be created and encashed for BJP to from the government at the Centre. L K Advani used to comment at home that the only possible way to achieve the above objective was by hoodwinking the Hindu masses and using Hindu sentiments to demolish the symbols of slavery and past Muslim domination.

15. That after the demolition of Babri mosque, on his return home, when the applicant asked as to what had happened, L K Advani exulted "Jo karne gaye the, woh kar aye" and he expressed his happiness over the demolition.

The applicant submits that L K Advani and Vinay Katiyar conspired together and are fully responsible for the demolition of the Babri mosque as it was they who not only instigated the Hindu masses to not restrict the symbolic kar seva to Bhajan and Kirtan but to demolish the Babri mosque. The said demolition was carried out with a view to capture power at the Centre for the BJP.

16. That right after Somnath Yatra in 1990, during and after the demolition of the Babri mosque, L K Advani got various silver gifts in the form of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, swords and bricks from Hindu individuals, associations and temples. Since L K Advani and his family members do not follow Hinduism, all these silver items/gifts were melted in Bombay (with the help of Sarla Advani who is sister of Kamla Advani and lives in Bombay) to make silver utensils and cutlery items. L K Advani used to claim at home that he does not believe in Hindu Gods and Goddesses and keeping them at home serves no useful purpose. L K Advani therefore, decided to melt these gift items to use the silver to make the utensils and cutlery items. In fact, on many occasions, the applicant had with a heavy heart helped Kamla Advani in packing all these silver gift items associated with the Hindu religion in bags which Sarla Advani used to carry to Bombay by a train. She always used to travel by train because the baggage is not checked as it is done in the air journey.

These silver utensils and cutlery items are being used in the house of L K Advani.

17. That a big fraud has been perpetrated on this great Nation, Hindu masses and on this Hon'ble Commission by L K Advani. L K Advani and his family does not follow Hinduism and they did not permit the applicant to do Puja at home. In fact, in the privacy of L K Advani's home, Hinduism is ridiculed, scoffed and made fun of whereas in public L K Advani claims himself to be the guardian and symbol of Hinduism, as he did in the guise of Lord Rama on top of the Ram Rath. All these claims are false, bogus and fabricated to advance his political career by playing a fraud on the sentiments of Hindu masses and to hoodwink them into forming a vote bank which has been used by his party to come to power at the Centre.

18. That the applicant shall make a detailed statement on this before this Hon'ble Commission, bringing out many other aspects not mentioned above as it is not possible to mention or enumerate all of them in writing. The applicant submits herself for examination by this Hon'ble Commission. In the facts and circumstances explained above, it is respectfully prayed that this Hon'ble Commission be pleased

a. To summon the applicant to make her statement on oath and disclose the true and correct facts before this Hon'ble Commission to elicit the truth.

b. Pass such order or further orders as this Hon'ble Commission may deem fit and proper in the facts and circumstances of the case.

Signed
(Mrs Gauri Advani)
C-1/27, Pandara Park, New Delhi

 

Dalitstan Journal, Volume 1, Issue 3 (Dec. 1999)
Did Advani Kill Gandhi ?

Dinesh Digal

It is clear that L.K.Advani the Baniya, along with A.B.Vajpayee the Brahmin, were fanatic followers of the Hindu supremacist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). It is also clear that Nathuram Godse the Brahmin who shot Mahatma Gandhi was a dedicated member of this same organisation. It is also clear that the Mahatma was not an `astik' Brahminist; his beliefs had sufficient `nastik' Jain admixture. Indeed, such was the strength of this admixture that Mahatma Gandhi was actually a lower-caste Gujarati convert to Jainism, and not an `astik' Hindu. That is why the pious `astik' follower of the Vedas, Nathuram Godse the Brahmin, killed Mahatma Gandhi the Gujurati.

However, Nathuram Godse was not a very brave man. He was also very poor, and lacked the political connections to obtain the weapons necessary to kill Mahatma Gandhi, the `bad' `nastik' Jain. So he was helped by two young friends : one, L.K.Advani the Baniya and Atal Bihari Vajpayee the Brahmin. These two ruthless fanatics instigated Nathuram to commit the final assasination, and also supplied him with the weapon to do so. After the act, Pandit Nehru the Brahmin cunningly destroyed all information about these persons' involvement in order to protect his Brahmin brothers. That is why Vajpayee escaped severe punishment. However, Advani was locked into a jail and sentenced to three-months' imprisonment for his role in the assasination. This was stated by the respected Bengali leader Mr. Jyoti Basu :


Asian Age, New Delhi, Saturday 2 October 1999 , front page
Basu says Advani instigated Godse

Chinsura (West Bengal): West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu on Friday justified his labelling L.K. Advani a "criminal," claiming that the BJP leader was sentenced to three months imprisonment for allegedly instigating Nathuram Godse in the Mahatma Gandhi assassination case, a charge the Union home minister dismissed as a "cock and bull story."

"Why shouldn’t I call him a criminal when, apart from his involvement in the Gandhi assassination case, another case is also pending against him," Mr Basu said at an election campaign meeting here. Mr Basu alleged that Mr Advani’s "indirect involvement" in the assassination of the father of the nation by RSS worker Nathuram Godse had been established by the legal machinery in the country and his "criminal antecedents" were now public.

When contacted, Mr Advani told PTI "it is a cock and bull story about my involvement in Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination or my having anything to do with Nathuram Godse."

"It seems the veteran leader is upset at the growing irrelevance of his party to national politics and is losing his balance. I can only pity him," he added. Asked if he was sentenced to three months imprisonment, the home minister said "not at all."

Addressing the meeting, Mr Basu said, "Why should not I call him a criminal when, apart from his involvement in the Gandhi assassination case, another case (on the Babri Masjid demolition) is pending against him." "I had asked Advani once what happened to the ‘other case’ and he said it was still on but no chargesheet had yet been issued against him," the chief minister said. Criticising Mr Advani’s "rath yatra" as a "gimmick" and squarely blaming him for the Babri Mosque demolition, Mr Basu said while Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee had admitted that it was an "act of frustration," the home minister had never begged pardon for the "shameful act."


Pandit Vajpayee and L.K.Advani have of course denied any involvement in this killing, because they know their `soft Hindutva' Brahmin buddies from the Congress have destroyed all evidence of their involvement. Pandit Nehru made sure his Brahmin comrades from the RSS went scot-clean, while only the inner circle of the Godse gang were punished. So good old Veer Savarkar the Brahmin was let off, unpunished, despite his role in the Gandhi killing.

Of course, Advani and Vajpayee are both criminals and mass murderers on a colossal scale. While Pandit Vajpayee masterminded the Babri Masjid demolition and arranged for the subsequent mass murder of thousands of Muslims across South Asia, L.K.Advani took part in much of the killing himself. Both these savarna (high-caste) Hindu bigots are thus mass-exterminators on a grand scale. The assasination of Mahatma Gandhi was only one of a routine series of killings carried out by these fanatic Brahminists.

 

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