Close on the heels of the controversial CD issue, another CD which glorifies the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in 1992, is selling like a hot potato at the video parlours of this temple city ahead of the polls on May three here.
The CD, bearing the name of Agra-based company Sharda VCD as its maker and Rajkumar Santoshi and Manish Jain as its director and producer respectively, seeks to "glorify" the events at Ayodhya on December six, 1992, observers say.
The CD, titled "December Six, 1992: Ek Rakta Ranjit Itihas" (a blood-splattered history) with a voice in the background asking the question: kya hua (what happened), kisne kiya (who did it), kyon kiya (why was it done) with regard to the demolition of the disputed site at Ayodhya on the fateful day 15 years ago.
With the picture of lord Rama in the background, the CD seeks to coax the kar sevaks to take law into their own hands for demolition of the disputed site by raising religious and communal slogans by the kar sevaks assembled at Ayodhya on December six, 1992 for carrying out kar seva at the site.
The 45-minute CD, the contents of which appears to have been stitched together from various video footages of the events at Ayodhya since 1989 till the demolition, shows the BJP pantheon including Kalyan Singh and the saffron family leaders, some of whom strongly justify the demolition.
It is being sold at the roadside by vendors selling audio-video CDs/cassettes and video shops in the temple city, particularyly near the Kashi Vishwanath temple, Sankatmochan temple and other religious shrines.
The District Magistrate Rajiv Agarwal and the Senior Superintendent of Police were not immediately available for their comments in connection with the circulation and sale of the controversial CD.