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Do you know Hindu activist involved in Babri mosque demolition is building 100 mosques

12:24 PM | 20 Oct, 2018
Do you know Hindu activist involved in Babri mosque demolition is building 100 mosques
NEW DELHI - One of the former Hindu activists involved in the demolition of Babri mosque, Balbir Singh, is now named Muhammad Aamir after converting to Islam with a mission to build mosques.

The former Shiv Sena leader is on a mission to build and renovate as many as 100 mosques across the country to 'wash away sins' though he has to relocate to Hyderabad after embracing Islam.

Revealing his side of the story, Aamir said on December 1, 1992, he reached Ayodhya to join thousands of kar sevaks coming from across the country; on December 6 that year, according to Aamir, he was the first man to climb the middle dome.

Balbir Singh

"We feared that the army might have been deployed in large number. But on ground there was hardly any security, that gave us a boost and we were mentally prepared to demolish the masjid that day," said Mohammed Aamir.

Aamir along with many other kar sevaks from Sonipat and Panipat demolished the dome with spades and pickaxes.

'I was like an animal that day. Only briefly, I got scared when I saw a helicopter approach us from a distance. Then, the rallying cries from below reached my ears and I felt emboldened again and plunged my pick-axe into the dome,' he observed.

Aamir, who is now married to a Muslim woman, revealed that the reaction of his family was shocking as they disparaged the act.

'My secular family denounced my actions. I had participated in the kar seva because I felt strongly about it, but I realized later that I was wrong,' said Aamir.

"I realized that I had taken the law in my hands and violated the constitution of India. Guilty, I embraced Islam," he added in a conversation with India Today.

The triple Masters in History, Political Science, and English expressed that he was ready to testify before the concerned authorities and face any punishment given.

However, for the atonement, he is also helping the Muslim community by building prayer places.

The writer is a civil servant.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 24 April 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.2 for buying and 296.2 for selling while British Pound hovers at 339.5 for buying, and 343 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.25. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.2 296.2
UK Pound Sterling GBP 339.5 343
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.25 73.95
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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