‘Proud of demolishing Babri Masjid’, says Sadhvi

Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, BJP's candidate (selected as MP now) from Bhopal for Lok Sabha elections, makes the controversial remark while speaking to a television channel. Malegaon blast accused Thakur remarked that she does not regret demolishing the Babri Majid structure in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992, and is proud of her participation in the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. The Election Commission of India sent show-cause notice. In this exclusive interview with AajTak, Sadhvi Pragya said further, "Why would we regret the demolition of the Babri Masjid? We are, in fact, proud of it. There were some waste products of the Ram temple and we removed it. This has awakened the self-respect of our country and we will construct a grand Ram temple." The district election officer, Bhopal, Sudham Khade has sought an explanation from Thakur within a day while mentioning the statement in the notice. The DEO explicitly wrote in the show-cause notice “The statement seems to be in violation of chapter 4 of the model code of conduct which states ‘No activity, which may aggravate existing differences or create mutual hatred or cause tension between different caste/communities/religious/linguistic groups, shall be attempted’.”

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Business premises :Internet channel
Number of victims 0 Identity of victim Muslims
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perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

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Date of incident: April 20, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Hate Speech
  • Causal factors
  • Create Communal Riots / Clash
  • Name of the victim : Muslim community
    Name of Perpetrator Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur
    State Madhya Pradesh
    District/City Bhopal
    Party In Power / Incidents INC - Indian National Congress
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