Uttar Pradesh minister Anand Swarup Shukla said the Muslim community should come forward and hand over ‘Safed Bhawan’ (White structure) at the Shri Krishna Janmabhumi in Mathura to Hindus.
He said while the court had resolved the Arodhya issue, the ‘white structures’ in Kashi (Varanasi) and Mathura hurts Hindus. He was apparently referring to the Muslim religious structures at the two places.
“A time will come when the white structures in Mathura that hurts every Hindu will be removed with the help of the court. Dr Ram Manohar Lohia said that the Muslims of India would have to believe that Ram and Krishna were their ancestors and that Babar, Akbar and Aurangzeb were attackers. Do not associate yourself with any building built by them,” Shukla, the minister of state for Parliamentary affairs.
“The Muslim community should come forward and hand over the white structure located in the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi complex of Mathura to the Hindus. Time will come when this work will be completed,” he said.
He said on December 6 (1992), ‘karsewaks’ had removed a ‘blot on Ramlalla’ and now a grand temple is being constructed there. He was apparently referring to the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya by Hindutva mobs.
Asked about the conversion of former Shia Waqf Board chairman Syed Wasim Rizvi to ‘Sanatan dharma’ (Hinduism), he said Muslims should follow and do “ghar wapsi” (return to Hinduism).