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Published On:07 January 2011
Posted by Indian Muslim Observer

Babri Masjid case faces a new twist: Buddhists sought intervention in Supreme Court



Claim has been made in a special writ petition in the apex court of the country that the disputed site was a Buddh Vihar, therefore, it should be handed over to Buddhists and none else.

President of the Buddh Education Foundation and the Confederation of All India Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Organisations Dr Udit Raj has filed this petition in response to the verdict of Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court. It is said in the prayer that Indian Buddhists challenge the judgment and its legality. Not only the disputed site but the entire place was a Buddhist seminary.

On this occasion former central minister and the leader of Bhartiya Janshakti Party Sanghpriya Guatam has appealed for support on this issue. Guatam recalled, “Justice Aggarwal had said that the Kasuati stone pillars are similar to Buddhists pillars of Varanasi. Justice S.U Khan referred in his judgment that the British archaeologist mentioned that the pillars used in the construction of Babri Masjid were like Kasauti stone pillars he saw in Varanasi”.

He is, therefore, of the opinion that it is very possible that there could have been a Buddhist shrine on the site or around where the mosque was erected and some of its debris was used in that act. Raj told that Archaeological Survey of India informed in 2003 to the Allahabad High Court that it has found a circular place of worship beneath the disputed site and the court had instructed the ASI to undertake some more investigation in that regard.

Raj commented that nothing sort of that had been undertaken till date. There is a strong possibility that it was a Buddhist Math. Since the Masjid was constructed by using remnants of a Buddhist shrine so it should be given to the Buddhist community.

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