Masjid side lawyer Rajeev Dhavan on Wednesday sparked a new row as he said, “only Hindus disturb peace in the country, Muslims never do that.” He added, “Muslims will not file a review petition although injustice has been done to them.” His statement comes after All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) announced that it will file a review petition of the Ayodhya verdict in the Supreme Court.
Lashing out at Dhavan’s comment, BJP spokesperson Tuhin A. Sinha said, “Rajeev Dhawan is less of a lawyer, more of a professional provocateur- intellectual thuggery being his only arsenal.”
Later, he refuted the charges saying that his statement was misconstrued and when he used ‘Hindus’, he actually meant ‘RSS’. “This is television mischief. When I speak of the Hindus, I am not speaking of Hindus generally. If I was, then I would also be speaking of myself. When the word Hindu is used in its context, it means the Sangh Parivar in relation to the Babri Masjid... In court, I told people who destroyed the Babri Masjid that they were Hindu Taliban. I am speaking of those sections of Sangh Parivar, who are dedicated to violence, lynching to destroying mosques and killing (sic)”, he told ANI.
Earlier on November 9 this year, Supreme Court in a historic judgement directed the government to hand over the disputed land to trust for the construction of temple. It also asked the govt to give 5-acre land to the Muslim side.