AYODHYA

  • Opposition parties slam UP Governor for Ram mandir remarks December 12, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik has stoked controversy after he said that a Ram temple should be built at the site of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya as per the wishes of the people of India. ...
  • No anger among BJP leaders in UP over ticket distribution: Vinay Katyal May 7, 2014

    While there were reports that the BJP is divided over ticket being denied to Vinay Katyal from the Faizabad Lok Sabha constituency, he has said that there is no anger amongst the party's cadre over ticket distribution. Lallu Singh has been fielded by the BJP. Nirmal Khatri of Congress is...
  • A Billion Votes: BJP moves EC over Cobrapost sting April 4, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday reacted strongly to a Cobrapost sting revealing involvement of its top leadership in the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in December 1992. The party has now approached the Election Commission against Cobrapost demanding that the telecast of the sting be stopped. ...
  • BJP accuses SP of banning VHP's 'Sankalp Diwas' to appease Muslims October 15, 2013

    Politics has intensified after the Uttar Pradesh government banned the VHP's Yatra in Ayodhya. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) had proposed a 'Sankalp Sabha' to be held in Ayodhya on October 18. The yatra was being done with an aim to reinforce pressure for the building of the Ram Temple...
  • Watch: Uproar in Parliament over VHP Ayodhya yatra August 26, 2013

    The Lok Sabha witnessed a furious debate on the yatra that turned out to be non-starter in Ayodhya on Sunday because of the Uttar Pradesh government crackdown. While Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav defended the actions of the state government, the BJP's Yogi Adityanath took on the state government...
  • VHP yatra: Praveen Togadia sent to judicial custody for 14 days August 25, 2013

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia has been taken into preventive custody on Sunday ahead of Ayodhya yatra. ...
  • VHP Ayodhya yatra a failed project? August 25, 2013

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday cracked down on the Vishwa Hindu Parishad's Ayodhya Yatra detaining its top leaders and as many as 500 activists, making Samajwadi Party heroes in the eyes of the minority. ...
  • VHP Ayodhya yatra: If Singhla doesn't want to return, he will remain under detention, says police August 25, 2013

    The Uttar Pradesh government has foiled Vishwa Hindu Parishad Ayodhya yatra and has detained party's top leaders and as many as 450 activists. Rajesh Kumar, Superintendent of Police East, said Ashok Singhal has been detained. Sri Ram Bhattacharjee was with him, even he has been detained. "Singhal has been stopped...
  • Ayodhya yatra not a flop show, people are doing parikrama: Saint August 25, 2013

    Not accepting that the VHP proposed was a flop show, Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas Committee Chairman Mahant Nritya Gopaldas said, "No one can stop people's sentiments. Those who will be doing the parikrama yatra have reached. They are already doing the parikrama yatra and will continue to do that." ...
  • VHP Ayodhya yatra a political game: Opposition August 25, 2013

    The yatra was under attack from the Opposition with leaders saying it was a political yatra rather than a religious one. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said this is all a political game plan and has nothing to do with religion. "The BJP and VHP have the same ideologies and the...
  • VHP Yatra: Ayodhya turns into fortress August 24, 2013

    Security has been beefed up in Ayodhya as a defiant VHP declared that it will go ahead with the yatra which has been banned by the ruling Samajwadi Party government fearing a communal flare-up. Besides 13 companies of PAC and three company of RAF, two Superintendent of Police (SP), 19...
  • Ban on Ayodhya Yatra: UP govt acted on inputs, says Azam Khan August 22, 2013

    Security in 12 districts of Uttar Pradesh has been tightened after the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) vowed to carry on the Ayodhya Yatra despite being denied the permission. Samjawadi Party leader Azam Khan said, "Government has got inputs and on the basis of that, this decision has been taken." ...
  • The Last Word: Is Ram Mandir still a relevant issue in politics? July 8, 2013

    BJP leader Amit Shah raised the Ram Temple issue yet again on Saturday as he revived his party's promise to build the temple in Ayodhya. Political parties criticised his statements saying it was only a political tool. The question is whether the Ram Mandir still a relevant and meaningful issue...
  • FTN: Is the legend of Ram the most enduring in India? November 12, 2012

    Recently there was some controversy on Ram, when eminent lawyer Ram Jethmalani recently said that Ram was a bad husband. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 9, 2011

    Watch the top news of the with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Five years of relentless journalism at CNNIBN January 12, 2011

    As CNNIBN celebrates five years, we look back at the coverage of the Ayodhya Verdict. ...
  • Cong speaks in two voices on Ayodhya verdict October 8, 2010

    It couldn't have been better, says Digivjaya Singh, contradicting Kapil Sibal's earlier statement. ...
  • Ayodhya dispute: is this the right time for a settlement? October 7, 2010

    On Face the Nation tonight we discuss whether it is the right time for a settlement in the Ayodhya land dispute. ...
  • All eyes on Supreme Court for Ayodhya case October 6, 2010

    The Sunni Waqf Board has formally announced that it will be appealing against the Allahabad High Court judgment in the apex court. ...
  • I was under no pressure: Ayodhya judge October 2, 2010

    Lucknow: It's been the most talked about judgement in recent times. Two days after the judgement was read out in the Ayodhya case, Justice S C Aggarwal, one of the two judges who delivered the mjaority judgement, has spoken on camera for the first time. He said he was under...
  • Ayodhya at peace, calm after the verdict October 1, 2010

    A day after the verdict, Ayodhya was peaceful. Friday prayers were held at the mosques amid tight security. ...
  • Has young India moved well beyond Ayodhya? October 1, 2010

    A day after the Ayodhya judgement, the politics over the contentious issue has begun. ...
  • Watch India@9 with Rajdeep Sardesai October 1, 2010

    Here's a look the top stories and the big newsmakers of the day with CNNIBN EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Peaceful Friday prayers in Ayodhya mosques October 1, 2010

    A day after the verdict, all is calm in Ayodhya. Amid tight security, Friday prayers were held at the mosques in a calm and cordial atmosphere. ...
  • We should look beyond this: Moily on Ayodhya verdict October 1, 2010

    Law Minister M Veerappa Moily said Thursday's judgment on Ayodhya title suit verdict should not be a fuel for any political agenda of any political party. ...
  • Ayodhya verdict not based on legality: Mulayam October 1, 2010

    The decision is not a great sign and has made many people sad, says Mulayam. ...
  • Ayodhya verdict delivered: can the judgment bring closure? October 1, 2010

    Tonight on Face the Nation we discuss whether the Ayodhya verdict can bring closure. ...
  • India@9 with Rajdeep Sardesai October 1, 2010

    Here's a look at the day's top headlines and the big issues of the day with CNNIBN Editorin Chief Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Ayodhya verdict: Can it bring closure to the case? September 30, 2010

    The 3judge special Lucknow bench of Allahabad HC ruled by majority that the disputed land in Ayodhya be divided into 3 parts. ...
  • Verdict on Ayodhya out: political leaders react September 30, 2010

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has appealed to maintain peace and harmony in the wake of Ayodhya verdict. ...