BABRI MASJID

  • 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. ...
  • BJP, RSS, Shiv Sena back UP Governor's 'Ram temple at Babri site' remark, Opposition fumes December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the row over forced religious conversions continues to ignite passions, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Friday stirred a hornet's nest by saying that a Ram temple should be built at the site of the demolished Babri Masjid in Ayodhya as per the "wishes of the...
  • Ram temple should be built at site of Babri Masjid: Ram Naik December 11, 2014

    Ayodhya: Even as a controversy rages over alleged reconversions, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Thursday sparked a fresh row when he said that a Ram temple should be built at the site of Babri Masjid as per the "wishes of Indian citizens". "Ram Mandir should be built as soon as...
  • Mamata Banerjee ups the ante against BJP, accuses it of playing communal politics December 6, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stepped up her attack against Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday accusing it of indulging in riots and communal politics. Addressing a rally in Kolkata. Mamata said, "They are involved in riots and communal politics, yet they point fingers at others." There is a political effort...
  • 22nd anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition, Ayodhya on high alert December 6, 2014

    Ayodhya: On the 22nd anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, Ayodhya is on high alert on Saturday. 10,000 security personnel have been deployed amid calls by Muslim outfits to mark the day by hoisting black flags even as Hindu bodies seek to commemorate it. Prohibitory orders have been clamped in the...
  • Babri Masjid demolition: Muslim petitioner says 'Ram Lalla' should be set free, distances himself from the case December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Just ahead of the anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition on the December 6, one of the main petitioners in the half-a-century-year-old case Hashim Ansari has said that he wants to distance himself from the petition being contested in the Supreme Court. Ansari has claimed that his disillusionment stems...
  • Modi, Advani among ten Gujarat MPs facing criminal cases May 19, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Narendra Modi and veteran BJP leader LK Advani are among the ten MPs elected from Gujarat, who are facing criminal charges. Out of the 66 candidates from Gujarat, who faced criminal charges ranging from poll code violation to attempt to murder, ten won the justconcluded Lok Sabha polls from...
  • BJP leaders capabale of killing their own men to gain power: Kejriwal April 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Launching a scathing attack on the BJP, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Monday alleged that the saffron party leaders were capabale of "killing their own men to come to power". Referring to a recent sting done by a news portal which alleged that the 1992 Babri mosque...
  • Conspiracy to give elections a communal colour: Rajnath Singh on Ayodha sting April 5, 2014

    Referring to a sting operation on the demolition of Babri Mosque, Bhartiya Janta Party national president Rajnath Singh on Saturday alleged anti-BJP parties were conspiring to give elections a communal colour. "At a time when several agencies had already probed into the demolition of the disputed structure at Ayodhya and the...
  • Cobrapost sting true, but Babri demolition not planned: Muthalik April 5, 2014

    Bangalore: Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik has admitted that he too was part of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement during the demolition of Babri Masjid. Muthalik's confession comes after the Cobrapost sting operation which claims that Babri Masjid demolition was planned and that senior BJP and Sangh Parivar leaders were...
  • 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 questions timing of Cobrapost sting on Babri, asks EC to ban it April 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Politics is brewing over the recent sting by Cobrapost which indicts right wing leaders in the Babri Masjid demolition case. Terming the allegations as baseless, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) questioned the timing of the sting operation with the Lok Sabha elections just days away. In the sting,...
  • Cobrapost sting on Babri demolition a Congress conspiracy: BJP April 4, 2014

    New Delhi: 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. "This is a political conspiracy by the Congress party. The timing of the allegations made is questionable and...
  • Babri demolition was planned, Advani, Joshi knew of it: Cobrapost April 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Just two days before the first phase of elections, Cobrapost has come up with another sting operation related to the Babri Masjid demolition in 1992. The Cobrapost sting operation shows that the demolition was well planned and senior BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and the then...
  • Manohar Parrikar was in Ayodhya as `karsevak' in 1992, says Congress April 2, 2014

    The Goa unit of Congress on Wednesday alleged that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was present in Ayodhya in 1992 when the Babri Masjid was demolished, while BJP termed the allegation as "a manufactured lie". Goa Congress spokesperson Vijay Bhike said in Panaji that there was enough evidence to prove that Parrikar...
  • Did BJP apologise for Babri Masjid or Gujarat riots, asks Muslim cleric February 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Hours after BJP President Rajnath Singh reached out to the Muslims saying he was ready to apologise for any past mistakes, one of the Muslim clerics said the party should clarify on which issue they were apologising. Muslim religious leader Maulana Khalid Rasheed said, "Rajnath Singh needs to clarify...
  • Ram temple group claims to have performed puja inside Babri Masjid January 3, 2014

    A proRam Temple group claimed tohave performed religious activities inside the disputed BabriMasjid premises on Thursday, which, however, was rubbished by thelocal administration. Representatives of the Shri Ram Sewa Samiti claimed thatthe local administration have granted them permissionfollowing which they have installed a Kalash (Urn) after thereligious rituals at the shrine...
  • BJP should apologise over Babri Masjid demolition: Samajwadi Party December 6, 2013

    Observing two decades since the demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya on Friday, Samajwadi Party MPs attacked the BJP seeking their apology over the incident. Protesting outside the Parliament House in New Delhi, the Members of Parliament led by SP leader Naresh Agarwal displayed antiBJP placards, observing December 6 as...
  • Police lay siege to Ayodhya on 21st anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition December 6, 2013

    A threetier security cordon was on Thursday thrown around this town and all its entry points were sealed to maintain peace on the eve of 21st anniversary of Babri Mosque demolition as Muslim organisations decided to observe "black day" and Hindu outfits a "day of victory". Around 10,000 personnel from state...
  • 21 years of Babri Masjid demolition: Security stepped up in Ayodhya December 6, 2013

    Ayodhya: December 6, 2013, marks 21 years of the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. Security has been stepped up on Friday. The demolition had sparked off communal riots across the country in 199293. A threetier security cordon was thrown around Ayodhya and all its entry points were...
  • Article 370 is not Babri Masjid that BJP can bring it down: Mehbooba December 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Peoples Democratic Party Mehbooba Mufti on Monday slammed BJP prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks on Article 370. Mehbooba said, "Article 370 is not Babri Masjid for BJP leaders to bring it down and our leaders will just stay silent and watch...
  • Babri Masjid case: SC to hear CBI's plea against 20 BJP leaders on Dec 12 October 21, 2013

    The Supreme Court, on Monday, said it will hear on December 12 the appeal of CBI against dropping of conspiracy charge against senior BJP leader LK Advani and 19 others in the Babri Masjid demolition case. A bench headed by Justice HL Dattu said that it would accord "full hearing" to...
  • Court allows NIA to take Yasin Bhatkal, Asadullah Akhtar's DNA samples September 10, 2013

    Delhi court on Tuesday allowed NIA's plea for taking terror accused Yasin Bhatkal and his associate Asadullah Akhtar's DNA samples and specimen handwritings for further probe, preservation and comparison with various seized articles. The decision came after the court extended their NIA custody till September 17 based on the agency's claims that they...
  • Babri Masjid demoliton case: Hearing against LK Advani, 19 others in October September 3, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday advanced by about two months the date of hearing in Babri Masjid demolition case against LK Advani and 19 others after CBI pleaded for an early hearing which was not opposed by the senior BJP leader. A bench headed by Justice G S Singhvi, before whom...
  • Mulayam claims then President S D Sharma knew of Babri demolition August 6, 2013

    Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday claimed the then President Shankar Dayal Sharma knew about the plan for demolition of Babri mosque on December 6, 1992 and conveyed this to him when he along with his partymen had met him to seek his intervention in stopping the impending...
  • Late president SD Sharma knew Babri would be razed: Mulayam August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has dragged late president Shankar Dayal Sharma into the Babri Masjid demolition controversy, claiming the former president told him 48 hours before the incident that the mosque was sure to be demolished. He said that Sharma conveyed this to him when he...
  • India learnt to overcome despite doubts after Babri, says Khurshid July 31, 2013

    Emphasising on the need to protect the secular fabric of Indian culture, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said the country "survived" the demolition of Babri Masjid and learned to "overcome" though certain elements tried to create a rift between communities. "For us as Indians, as society and civilisation, we...
  • BJP will build a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya very soon, says Amit Shah July 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh in charge and Bharatiya Janata Party's general secretary Amit Shah said that the BJP will soon build a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya. Shah, who is in Ayodhya to attend a party meeting, said, "Before the meet, I came to seek Lord Ram's blessings. I've...
  • Mulayam was involved in Babri Masjid demolition: Beni Prasad Verma May 15, 2013

    Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma has once again attacked Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. This time he has accused Mulayam of being hand in glove with the BJP during the attempt to bring down the Babri Masjid in the early 1990s. He says he has been forced to make...
  • Mulayam conspired with Advani to demolish Babri masjid: Beni May 15, 2013

    Lucknow: Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma on Tuesday accused Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav of conniving with BJP leader LK Advani to bring down the Babri mosque in Ayodhya. Congress leader Verma said in Lucknow that after detaining BJP leaders like Advani and Vinay Katiyar at a guest house...