Lucknow,Desember 21 :The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has said that the community cannot forgive the Congress and the then Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao for the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in December 1992.
This was stated to mediapersons by AIMPLB spokesperson Abdur Rahim Quraishi here on Sunday. He said the Congress and Rao “cannot be absolved of responsibility” for the demolition.
Quraishi also said the AIMPLB was dissatisfied with the Centre’s Action Taken Report (ATR) on the Liberhan Commission’s recommendations. Referring to row over naming of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the report, Quraishi said, “logically”, he too was responsible.
However, despite the AIMPLB’s reservations over the ATR, the board said the report was “factually correct and sound”. The AIMPLB has decided to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister P. Chidambaram to demand proper implementation of the ATR.
Quraishi said that in the light of findings of the Liberhan Commission, the CBI should be asked to reopen the conspiracy cases so that the roles of some more people, including government officers, can be investigated. He said the civil and criminal cases pending in Lucknow and Rae Bareli courts should be expedited. The board said in its resolution that a fresh first information report should be filed on the basis of material collected by the commission.