The resurfacing of P V Narasimha Rao Government’s affidavit to the Supreme Court in 1994 is going to be a crucial factor in the Ayodhya Ram Mandir case. The 1994 affidavit, which was submitted to Supreme Court by Government of India on September 14, 1994, clearly says that if it is found that a Hindu Temple existed under the demolished Babri Masjid, the Government would return the acquired land to Hindus back for construction of a Ram Mandir. In 2003, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) clearly came out with evidence of 14 pillars of a demolished old Hindu Temple and said that the Masjid was indeed built above this.
The 574-page report states that “there was archaeological evidence of a massive structure just below the disputed structure and evidence of continuity in structural activities from the 10th century onwards up to the construction of the disputed structure (Babri Mosque).
Among the excavation yields it mentioned were stone and decorated bricks, mutilated sculpture of divine couple, carved architectural members including foliage patterns, amalaka, kapotapali, doorjamb with semi-circular shrine pilaster, broken octagonal shaft of black schist pillar, lotus motif, circular shrine having pranjala (watershute) in the north and 50 pillar bases in association with a huge structure.”
The ASI’s excavation team led by Prof B B Lal and archeologist K K Mohammed found that the Babri Masjid was built on a Hindu temple, finding 14 pillars of the temple. Recently, in several interviews, K K Mohammed reiterated that many Left historians tried to hush-up this fact.
“If the question referred is answered in the affirmative, namely, that a Hindu temple/ structure did exist prior to the construction of the demolished structure, Government action will be in support of the wishes of the Hindu community. If on the other hand, the question is answered in the negative, namely, that no such Hindu temple/ structure existed at the relevant time, then Government action will be in support of the wishes of the Muslim community,” said the Government of Indian’s affidavit to the apex court, when answering to its queries in1994. Each and every word of this affidavit was prepared by none other than the then Prime Minister Narasimha Rao after the Cabinet approval. Till date, this Cabinet approval has not been reversed, and therefore this is the decision of the Government till date. The two-page affidavit of 1994 is published below this article.
So as per the Central Government’s affidavit before the Supreme Court, they can now easily hand over the land to Hindus for the construction of a Ram Mandir. The importance of this crucial affidavit was raised by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy in the Acharya Dharma Sabha in Rajkot on December 21. Swamy said that this affidavit empowers the Central Government to hand over the land to Hindus for Ram Mandir construction and inform the Supreme Court about its decision, based on the findings of the ASI.
At present Supreme Court has listed the Ayodhya title case appeal on January 4, 2019, for the creation of a new Bench to hear the matter forward. Meanwhile, Subramanian Swamy’s case for the right to worship is also pending before the Supreme Court. According to Swamy, the 1994 affidavit of the Narasimha Rao Government empowers the Centre to hand of the land to Hindu organisations for construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya and Centre has to only inform its decision to the apex court.
In a recent TV interview, he said that he had conveyed this fact to Acharya Dharma Sabha, where RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and BJP President Amit Shah were also present. According to Swamy, Amit Shah assured to sadhus that he will consult with lawyers and get back on this matter.
Now the question is that as the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh Government is with the BJP, why is Narendra Modi Government not implementing this assurance mentioned in the affidavit filed by Narasimha Rao Government in 1994 before the Supreme Court after the ASI categorically found that Babri Masjid is constructed by demolishing a Hindu Temple in the 15th century?
The government of India’s affidavit filed before the Supreme Court in Ayodhya case in 1994 is published below:
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 Dr. Subramanian Swamy New Proposal for Ram Mandir On Which He Will Move Supreme Court in Jan 2019 – Dec 24, 2018, CNN News18 on YouTube
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