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New Delhi: The Lok Sabha (Lower House) was yesterday adjourned for the day as Left parties, the BSP and others blamed the government for not acting against those who razed the Babri Masjid 20 years ago.
The ruckus began as soon as the proceedings began at 11. The house was first adjourned till noon and again until 2pm. It was finally adjourned for the day.
Asaduddin Owaisi of the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen party, a BSP MP and Left members resorted to sloganeering against the government.
The members targeted the government for failing to take action against those who demolished the 16th-century Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh on December 6, 1992. In response, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena stood up and raised slogans against these parties.
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar urged the members to let the question hour run and promised to let them speak during zero hour. Meanwhile, the security forces flooded the northern town of Ayodhya where a mosque was demolished by Hindu zealots 20 years ago in a move that unleashed a wave of deadly religious riots. More than 2,000 people, mostly Muslims, were killed in clashes in New Delhi, Mumbai and other cities after the Babri mosque in Ayodhya was torn down by protesters seeking to build a Hindu temple on the site.
Opposing sides still wrangle over control of the tightly-guarded spot, with the Supreme Court last year suspending a ruling that divided it into three sections - one for Hindus, one for Muslims and one for a local Hindu trust.IANS/AFP