NATIONAL

`Build masjid at original site'

NEW DELHI, DEC. 6. The Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam (TMMK) today held a demonstration here urging the United Progressive Alliance Government to construct a mosque at the same site in Ayodhya where the Babri Masjid stood before it was demolished 12 years ago. The TMMK president, M.H. Jawahirullah, told The Hindu that the demonstration was intended to remind the Centre to fulfil the promise made by the former Prime Minister, P.V. Narasimha Rao, on the issue. The demonstrators also asked the Centre to take suitable steps to correct the flaw in the First Information Report (FIR) against the BJP leader L.K. Advani and others.

They wanted the Centre to ban all activities of the VHP in this regard. Prof. Jawahirullah later met the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, and submitted a petition pleading for early construction of the Masjid in Ayodhya.

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