‘Mulayam Singh govt buried Karsevaks, conspired to hide actual number of casualties’: Republic TV exposé

Babri Mosque, constructed after demolition of Lord Ram temple in Ayodhya

In a sting carried out by Republic TV, the channel claims to reveal that innumerable Karsevaks were slaughtered by the Police in 1990 under the Mulayam Singh government. The sting also claims to reveal that the Karsevaks were denied proper Hindu funeral rites as they were buried instead of being cremated.

In the sting, Veer Bhadur Singh, former SHO Ram Janambhoomi Thana, one of the top officials involved in the matter, can be heard saying that innumerable bodies were buried and some were cremated. And it was on the basis of the cremations that the then state government gave a very meagre account for the Hindus that were killed.

The sting also states that contrary to claims by the Mulayam Singh government that only 16 Hindus were killed, the actual number may have been in the hundreds. And then the government conspired to hide the actual numbers by having the Karsevaks buried instead of cremating them, Republic alleges.

The 30th of October and the 2nd of November, 1990, were two of the darkest days in the history of Independent India when the secular state opened fire upon unarmed Karsevaks who had assembled at Ram Janambhoomi.

On the orders of Mulayam Singh Yadav, the police opened fire on the Hindu devotees killing a countless number of them. Republic’s sting appears to prove that the official records were definitely wrong on the matter.

In 2016, Mulayam stated that although he regretted it, shooting Karsevaks was necessary to protect Muslim sentiments. He had said, “I regret giving orders to shoot kar sevaks at Ayodhya. My decision to order firing at kar sevaks was to save Muslim minorities. This decision was needed to keep the faith of Muslims in this country intact.”

It is perhaps a testament to the biased nature of the Indian media that the atrocious incident was largely suppressed all these years by the so-called ‘independent journalists’. And even after slaughtering Hindu devotees in cold blood, such politicians are still allowed to present themselves as the guardians of Secularism in the country.

OpIndia Staff: Staff reporter at OpIndia
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