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Ayodhya, Kashi, Mathura are to Hindus like Mecca-Medina for Muslims: Uma Bharti

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Ayodhya, Kashi, Mathura are to Hindus like Mecca-Medina for Muslims: Uma Bharti
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Bhopal: Uma Bharti who rose in the national politics riding on the waves of Ram Janmabhoomi movement in 1990s has told news agency IANS that Ayodhya, Mathura and Kashi are the centre of Hindu's faith like Makka-Madina for Muslims and the Vatican City for Christians.

The former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, who never even for a moment regretted the demolition of 16 th-century mosque, said she had directly involved with the controversy over Varanasi's Gyanvapi Masjid.

"Luckily I am associated with the Gyanvapi issue also," she was quoted as saying. When she was in parliament in 1991, she had mentioned on record not to leave Kashi and Mathura unresolved, Uma Bharati said. She questioned expecting liberalism always from Hindus despite destroying Hindus' places of worship.

Uma Bharti said society needed goodwill but it would be possible only when both sides shared the same thought. "On one side Hindus' places of worship are destroyed and on the other side you expect liberalism from Hindus. How can it be possible," she added.

Ayodhya, Mathura and Kashi have never been important shrines for Muslims like Makka-Madina or some others. They were just ordinary places for them to pray, she said. These places, she said, are centre of Hindu's faith and she blamed the 'wrong tenacity' of Muslims to claim these places.

Further she alleged 'a well-planned' process to blame Hindus for creating animosity in society. Uma Bharti called for to resolve issues for the goodwill of the society, according to the report.

When asked about a similar controversy after some Hindu outfits questioned Bhopal's Jama Masjid demanding a survey of Dhara's Bhojshala.

Dhara's Bhojshala, she said, has two parts and Hindus perform puja on the premises on Tuesday and Muslims would offer namaz there on Fridays.

She stated that the idol of Goddess Saraswati would be brought from the museum in London and re-established within the Bhojshala complex.

Also, Bharti justified the claim by Sanskriti Bachao Manch (a Hindu wing) that Chowk Bazar's Jama Masjid in Bhopal was built in the 19th century on a Shiva temple.

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