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 "I Feel sad for ordering firing on karsewaks in 1990," says SP supremo

Lucknow: "I feel sad for ordering firing on ‘karsewaks’ in Ayodhya in 1990 but it was necessary to save the religious place (Babri Mosque),” Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav said on Sunday ( January 24).

Notably, Mulayam, the then Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, had ordered firing on karsewaks in Ayodhya in 1990 in which 16 people were killed.

While addressing the party workers at party headquarter in Lucknow yesterday on occasion of birth anniversary of socialist leader and former chief minister of Bihar Karpoori Thakur, the SP supremo said he "felt sad" for firing on Karsewaks in Ayodhya but it was necessary to save the religious place.

Mulayam said when the then Leader of Opposition Atal Bihari Vajpayee had mentioned the incident in Parliament, he had replied that it was necessary to order firing.

Mentioning his replying in Parliament. Mulayam said, “He would have not considered his decision, if more lives would have gone to save the religious place.”

The firing on karsewaks had taken place on October 30, 1990, when Mulayam was the chief minister of UP and the BJP-backed VHP’s Ram temple movement was at its peak.

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