New Delhi, Nov.24 (ANI): Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), the mother organization of Bharatiya Janata Party, on Tuesday owned the Ayodhya movement but refused to apologise about what happened in Ayodhya in 1992 which led to demolition of the Babri mosque.
"We fully own up the movement. We mobilize people. People should respect the sentiment of crores of people," said Ram Madhav, the RSS leader and former spokesman of the Sangh on a private channel.
"We are not going to apologise. Our agitation echoed the sentiment of the people at the time. It was a spontaneous act of anger by people," Madhav added.
Questioning the integrity of the Librehan Commission, Madhav described it as politically influenced and disputed the reported charge in the Librehan report that there was a pre-planned conspiracy for the demolition of Babri mosque.
"Librehan's is a politically motivated report. We are not apologetic over what happened," said Madhav while adding: "To say there was a conspiracy, is not right. We dispute that."
"There is a case going on in Allahabad court. Let the court decide," he added.
A section of the media on Monday reported that the Justice Liberhan Commission has named former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajapayee along with Leader of Opposition L.K.Advani and senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi as being responsible for spearheading the Karseva movement to demolish the the Babri Masjid in December 1992.
The Masjid was demolished by Karsevaks on December 6, 1992.
The report quoting the commission's report said the entire build-up to the demolition was meticulously planned and there was reportedly nothing to show that these leaders were either unaware of what was going on or were innocent bystanders to any wrongdoing.
The Justice Manmohan Singh Liberhan Commission was set up by the then P.V.Narasimha Rao Government on December 16, 1992.
After 17 years and 42 extensions the commission submitted its report on June 30 this year. (ANI)