He is now stirring a hornet's nest by claiming that Delhi's Jama Masjid was originally a 'Jamuna Devi Madir'"There were about 6000 places that were broken down by the Mughal emperors. Delhi's Jama Masjid was originally Jamuna Devi temple, similarly Taj Mahal was Tejo Mahalaya" said Katiyar while talking to ANI. This adds to the string of controversial statements made by the members of the saffron groups that seek to appropriate Muslim monuments as having Hindu origins. Recent statement by Katiyar assumes significance as it comes just a day after the 25th Anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition. Saffrom groups have always resented the plunder of India by Muslim rulers.
Source: India Today December 07, 2017 04:20 UTC