Hindu Mahasabha demands ‘Martyr’ status for karsewaks killed during Babri Masjid demolition

Chakrapani also demanded that the government declare karsewaks as “dharmik senani’ and entitle them to pension and other government privileges.


On Tuesday Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha requested the Central Government to withdraw of all criminal cases lodged against ‘karsewaks’ for allegedly demolishing Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992.

In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ABHM chief Swami Chakrapani also demanded “martyr” status for all Lord Ram devotees killed in 1992 or earlier during the Ayodhya movement.

He also demanded that the government declare other participants in the stir as “dharmik senani’ and entitle them to pension and other government privileges.

The letter was also sent to Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

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“The Supreme Court gave its judgement in favour of Shri Ram Lalla on November 9, and it has been made clear by the court that a temple existed there. In this regard, I wish to make three demands to you,” read the opening line of the letter, written by Chakrapani.

“Since it is clear that there existed a temple, hence the dome above it was that of the temple and not of Babri Masjid. So, the cases going on against Lord Ram-devotee karsewaks be immediately withdrawn by the government,” said Swami Chakrapani, adding that “Karsewaks had unknowingly demolished the dome of the temple”.

In his second demand, the ABHM chief sought martyr status for the karsewaks, killed while participating in the Ayodhya movement in 1992 or earlier.

“The karsewaks who died during karsewa (be it in 1992 or in any other karsewa) should be given the status of martyrs. Their list should be made and installed in Ayodhya. Apart from this, their family should be given financial assistance and job,” wrote Chakrapani.

“The ‘dharmik senanis’ who are economically weak, should be given monthly salary and other government facilities,” he added.

Swami Chakrapani Maharaj is the national president of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha.

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