authentic stories of justice and good treatment meted to non Muslim by Babur, Aurangzeb, and other Muslim rulers. He explained to me at length the distortions made in Indian history by Englishmen to flareup bitter relations between Hindus and Muslims of India. But unfortunately all his efforts to keep me awayfrom Shiv Sainik influence failed. I did not hear his advice of sanity.
Q: Please give details of your part in the destruction of Babri Masjid.
A: In 1990, I was givenan important role during Rath Yatra of Mr Advani. The fanatics filled my heart with hatred and enmityagainst the Muslims. I took pledge in the name of Shivaji to go to Ayodha and pull down the structure of Babri Masjid from the premises of Ram Mandir. I was appointed Chief of youth wing of Shiv Sena and on30
Oct. I along with my youth brigade went to Ayodha. Police tried to stop us and at some places policeopened fire on the violent mob of Kar-sewaks. I could not reach near Babri Masjid but my feelings of hatred against Muslim were intensified. Group of Shivsewaks, were outraged to see police bullets beingfired at Ram Bhagats in Ram Janam Bhoomi. I was in great rage. Sometimes I wanted to commit suicideand sometimes I planned to go to Lucknow and shoot Mulayam Singh. Riots broke out in the wholecountry and I counted days for razing down the Babri Masjid. At last that day came. On 1
Dec 1992 I withmy associates reached Ayodha. There I joined Yogendra Pal, son of a Jat Zamindaar of a village near Sonipat; he was my bosom friend and came to Ayodhya with me in the teeth of stiff opposition from hisfather. We reached near Babri Masjid on 5
Dec and spent the night on roof of some Muslim houses. Allof us were impatient to start destruction of mosque. Last year on 30
Oct we were prevented from doingso. Now we decided to start Kar Seva, but our sanchalak stopped us and asked to follow discipline. UmaBharti with her fiery speech flared up our sentiments. I took a pickaxe and climbed over the roof of themosque along with Yogendra Pal. As soon Uma Bharti raised the slogan "Give one punch more and pulldown the mosque" I struck my pick axe on the middle dome and raised slogan of JAI JAI RAMBHAGWAN. After some time the mosque was raised down before our eyes. We happily got down andbowed our head before Ram Lallah. We bought two bricks of the mosque with us and showed them to thepeople of Panipat. The viewers praised us. The bricks were kept in Shiv Sena's Office and a publicmeeting was held to facilitate the occasion. My name as the first Striker on the mosque was announcedand I got big applouse. I told all this to my father who became very angry. He was heartbroken and toldme straight by that he could not live with me because of my shameful conduct. He asked me to leave thehouse because he could not tolerate a person who pulled down house of God. He also told me never toreturn home during his life time. I did not anticipate the degree of his rage and tried to tell him about mypopularity and my active part in destruction of mosque. But he did not pay any heed and started leavingthe house himself. But I stopped him and told that instead I would leave his house as I could not live withan anti Ram Bhagat person. I shifted to Panipat.
Q: Now tell us about your embracing of Islam.
A: My dear Ahmed Bhai. Allah was kind enough tobless me to come out from darkness of polytheism and terror and gave me perfect guidance. This wasHis great reward to a wrong doer who took part in the destruction of His house. One day Yogendra Paltook out bricks of Babri Masjid and invited Hindus to come and urinate on them. A big crowd assembledthere and urinated on them with tormented glee. Now the Lord of Mosque showed His majesty and after 4or 5 days Yogendra become mentally ill. He became mad and always remained naked. He was the only