Muslim parties alleged yesterday that only they and not the Hindu side are asked questions during the ongoing hearings in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case at Ayodhya. The comment was made by senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, appearing for the Muslim parties, before a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said that former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah has not been put under house arrest at all. Shah said records available and it has been proved that farooq Abdullah was not under house arrest. Abdullah had claimed that he wasn't being allowed to leave the house.
Section 144 has been imposed in Ayodhya till December 10 in anticipation of the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi case verdict as well as in view of upcoming religious festivals. Dec 6 is the anniversary of Babri mosque demolition. Section 144 prohibits assembly of four or more people and empowers the administration and police to book people for rioting.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has claimed that the happiest Muslims are found in India because of the Hindu culture. Hindu is not a religion or a language, rather it is the culture of all those who live in India. People belonging to different faiths such as Muslims, Parsis and others feel safe because of this ‘unique feeling of oneness’, said Bhagwat.
Sheila Dikshit’s son Sandeep Dikshit had written a letter to Delhi unit in-charge P C Chacko accusing him of the sudden demise of his mother. A Congress disciplinary committee will look into these allegations. The committee comprises AK Antony, Sushilkumar Shinde and Motilal Vora. The letter was written soon after the ex Delhi CM died on July 20.
Shiv Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has sought NCP leader Ajit Pawar’s apology over the arrest of Sena supremo Bal Thackeray in 2000. This comes a day after Pawar admitted that it was a mistake to arrest him. Pawar said some NCP leaders had insisted on arresting Thackeray de-spite his objection. The arrest was for allegedly inciting communal hatred.