Narasimha Rao Never Wanted Babri Structure To Be Demolished
06 December 2014
|Former PM PV Narasimha Rao|
Photo Courtesy: Rediff
|Letter Written by the then |
Union Minister SB Chavan
to Kalyan Singh (Exclusive)
SB Chavan, the then Union Home Minsiter, again writes to UP CM Kalyan Singh on 23rd March 1992 drawing his attention to the demolition of certain structures standing on the land acquired by the Government of Uttar Pradesh in October 1991 in the RJM-BM Complex. “There is also a feeling that the action taken by the State Government violates the spirit of the orders of the High Court and the Supreme Court relating to these disputes and the assurance given by you in the meeting of National Integration Council on 2nd November 1991”, Chavan adds.
“I would like also like to mention the apprehension that the digging undertaken recently near the RJB-BM structure, in the course of levelling the ground is likely to endanger the structure itself”. You will appreciate that if the structure suffers and damage as a result of such action, it will have serious and widespread repercussions”, Union Home Minister warned UP CM vide a letter dated 29th May 1992.
|Letter Written by the then |
UP CM Kalyan Singh to the then
PM PV Narasimha Rao
In a letter dated 29th October 1992, SB Chavan asked the UP CM to carry out a comprehensive security review and requested to include CRPF and Intelligence Bureau in this review. For the first time, SB Chavan raised apprehensions regarding Kar Seva on 6th December 1992 and statement of various leaders for call for struggle and confrontation if Kar Seva stopped besides the veiled threat to the structure. On 24th November 1992, Central Paramilitary Forces were being moved for being stationed at suitable locations in UP so as to available at a short notice if and when required by the State Government for deployment in connection with security of RJM-BM structure and maintenance of law and order in view of the call given by various organizations for commencement of Kar Seva in Ayodhya vide a letter singed by Anurag Goel, Joint Secretary (Police). SV Chavan vide letter dated 1st December 1992 has warned that 25,000 Kar Sevaks have already arrived in Ayodhya and requested for a security review including CPFs and IB officers in the team. SB Chavan vide letter dated 3rd December 1992 raised his concern of the heath hazards and epidemic in the wake of Kar Sevaks number exceeding 1 lakh by 4/5 December. On 3rd December 1992, Union Home Minister again wrote vide letter D.O.A. 92-Ay.II to UP CM Kalyan Singh telling him about the legal rights of Central Government to deploy Central Paramilitary Forces anywhere in the country. But the Central Government stationed CPFs only to avoid any communal tension leaving the decision of deployment on the discretion of the State Government.
On 5th December 1992, SB Chavan wide letter no 81011/1/92 AY.II requested State Government to use Central Paramilitary Forces stationed in and around Ayodhya. “I understand only about 23 coys including 4 coys of the CRPS are currently deployed for the security arrangement in and around the RJB-BM complex. It is felt that this strength may not be sufficient to meet the security requirement especially if any untoward development takes place”.
|Letter by UM Principle Secretary (Home) |
to Kalyan Singh and notings by UP CM
Kalyan Singh have all along been assuring the Central Government about the safety and security of the RJB-BM Complex. He owned up the responsibility for safety also but constantly refused to use Central Paramilitary Forces and infact reprimanded PV Narasimha Rao for sending Central Forces. He seems intentionally ignored the warnings from Central Government and also from his own Principle Secretary (Home) while rebuking him. After the demolition, Kalyan Singh instructed him to make sure that Kar Sevaks are not hurt and killed.