New Delhi: Rajeev Dhavan, a litigant in the Ayodhya temple-mosque land dispute case told the Supreme Court that the Babri Masjid was demolished by the “Hindu Taliban” just like the demolition of the Buddha statue by the Taliban at Bamiyan in Afghanistan.
Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan appeared for the legal heirs of M Siddiq — one of the original litigants in the case and has died. Dhavan told a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer that no law or the Constitution allows the destruction of religious structures of any faith.
NDTV has quoted him as saying “You cannot argue that this (demolition of mosque) was by some miscreants,” “What had happened in 1992? The Bamiyan statue was destroyed by the Taliban and this mosque was destroyed by Hindu Taliban. It cannot be done. It should not have been done. No one can do this”.
Saying that “no one has the right to destroy a mosque or any other religious structures.” He demanded that those who destroyed the mosque should be barred from making any claim.