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Jama Masjid was Jamuna Devi temple, says BJP leader amid uproar over Babri

The Supreme Court on Tuesday deferred hearing in the case for February 8, 2018

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Vinay Katiyar, BJP
Vinay Katiyar

(BJP) on Thursday claimed that Delhi's was originally

Speaking to ANI, leader said, "There were about 6000 places that were broken down by the Mughal emperors. Delhi's was originally Jamuna Devi temple, similarly was Tejo Mahalaya."

"Our religious places were targeted by Muslim but we have asked Ram Janambhumi, Baba Biswanath mandir in Kashi and Krishna janambhumi in Mathura. As of now we only want that Ram Temple should be built on Ram Janmbhoomi," added Katiyar.

Katiyar also targeted the and Kapil Sibal, for representing the Sunni Waqf Board in the ongoing long-standing dispute at Supreme

However, Sibal on Wednesday refuted the allegations.

"wants to build a mosque at that place but we will not let that happen. If continues their efforts to build a mosque then we would charge to other 6000 places of religious importance," said Katiyar.

Sibal on Tuesday demanded for the next hearing in the case to be held only in July 2019 after the completion of the next Lok Sabha polls, citing political ramifications. This statement by the Congress leader has created uproar in the political scenario of the entire country.

The Supreme on Tuesday deferred hearing in the case for February 8, 2018.

First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 13:13 IST