I never provoked to demolish the Babri Masjid – Pejawar Swamiji
Udupi: “I never said to demolish the Babri Masjid and also never provoked anyone but some people are purposely targeting me on this issue”, said Sri Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji of Paryaya Pejawar Math.
He was speaking to media persons on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition on Wednesday, December 6. “We never expected that such incident would happen. On December 5, 1992, all of us held a meeting and never discussed the demolition of the Mosque but had discussed cleaning the area. The same information was also conveyed to the then Prime Minister in writing”.
He further said, “The next day when the Karsevaks started to clean the place some people started to pelt stones from the structure. Aggravated by it, the Karsevaks were disappointed with the leaders and vented their anger and went on to destroy the structure. I had planned to convince the people who had gathered in the structure but the soldiers did not allow me to go near the structure”.