Babri Demolition

  • Beni Prasad demands punishment to guilty from fast track courts for Babri demolition, Gujarat riots May 3, 2014

    Welcoming Centre's decision to constitute a judicial commission to probe 'snoopgate' issue, Union minister Beni Prasad Verma on Saturday demanded fast track courts to punish those guilty of demolishing disputed structure in Ayodhya and the post Godhra riots. "After the demolition of Babri mosque, 22 years have passed. Godhra took place...
  • Manmohan will visit Pak after action on 26/11: Malik December 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik, who is on a visit to India, on Saturday went for damage control, saying he was not trying to equate the Babri Masjid demolition with the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks during his interaction with mediapersons after his arrival in New Delhi. Speaking to CNNIBN,...
  • Religious violence leading to extremism in India: Malik December 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Facing criticism over the slow pace of 26/11 trial in Pakistan, Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Saturday said attempts were being made to "fasttrack" the case and wanted India to give "hard" and "substantive" evidence for the arrest of mastermind Hafiz Saeed. Malik, who met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh...
  • The Last Word: What impact has Babri demolition had on Indian politics? December 6, 2012

    December 6 is the 20th anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. ...
  • 'Narasimha Rao wasn't indifferent to Babri' July 11, 2012

    New Delhi: It's "absurd and laughable" to suggest that PV Narasimha Rao was indifferent to the December 6, 1992 demolition of Ayodhya's Babri Masjid and sequestered himself in his prayer room, a key aide to the then prime minister says of the events of the fateful day, whose repercussions are...
  • Babri case: SC to hear CBI plea against Advani May 4, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will be hearing a Central Bureau of Investigation petition seeking restoration of conspiracy charges aganist senior BJP leader LK Advani, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray and others in the Babri Masjid demolition case on July 25. The apex court had on March 4, 2011 issued notice...
  • Timeline: Ayodhya dispute over the years May 9, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the Allahabad High Court's verdict on Ram JanmbhoomiBabri Masjid title dispute. Here is a timeline of events 1949: Muslims allege that Hindus placed idols of Lord Ram inside the mosque leading to civil suits by both parties. The government proclaims the premises a disputed...
  • Advani, 20 others get SC notice in Babri case March 4, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi along with Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray and 18 others in the Babri Masjid demolition case. The notice was issued on a CBI petition seeking prosecution of 21 BJP...
  • Ayodhya: VHP warns of 'final democratic struggle' January 7, 2011

    Ramnathi: Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Friday said it would launch "final democratic struggle" for construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya if Centre did not hand over the entire complex for the temple construction. "We demand that entire complex at Ayodhya be handed over for the construction of Ram Temple and not...
  • Ayodhya: questions before the High Court September 30, 2010

    New Delhi: As Uttar Pradesh turns into a fortress ahead of the RamjanmabhoomiBabri Masjid title suit verdict, at 3.30pm on Thursday, the nation's eyes will be fixed on Justices Sibghat Ullah Khan, Sudhir Agarwal and Dharam Veer Sharma as they pronounce the verdict on the decadesold Ayodhya row. Here is what...
  • Security beefed up ahead of Ayodhya verdict September 29, 2010

    New Delhi: Security has been tightened in all the sensitive areas of the country on Wednesday, a day before the muchanticipated verdict in the Ram JanambhoomiBabri Masjid title suit case. The verdict will be delivered by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Thursday at 3.30 PM. In...
  • Congress anxiously waiting for Ayodhya verdict September 21, 2010

    New Delhi: Three days till the Ayodhya verdict, and apart from the BJP, the Congress party too is waiting anxiously. Remember it was Rajiv Gandhi who allowed a pooja inside the masjid in 1986. And there was also a Congress government at the Centre when the masjid was taken down. So...
  • Ayodhya title suit verdict on Sept 24 September 8, 2010

    Lucknow: The verdict in the Ram JanambhoomiBabri Masjid dispute will be announced at 3:30 pm on September 24 by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court. The Lucknow bench will deliver the judgement on the Ram Janambhoomi title suit and decide who owns the 2.77 acres of disputed land...
  • Mulayam says allying with Kalyan a mistake July 15, 2010

    Lucknow: In an attempt to mend fences with Muslims after having aligned with Kalyan Singh during Lok Sabha polls, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday regretted taking support of those "responsible" for the Babri mosque demolition and sought pardon of the community. "In the last Lok Sabha polls, I had...
  • Report given in, but will Babri truth ever emerge? July 1, 2009

    After 17 years of probe, the Babri Masjid demolition report was finally submitted by the Liberhan Commission to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday. The report holds many saffron leaders guilty and criticises others. Will the truth of Babri ever emerge? Congress Spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi and BJP Spokesperson Siddharth...
  • Justice Liberhan refuses to comment on report June 30, 2009

    Seventeen years and 48 extensions later, the Babri Masjid demolition report was finally submitted by the Liberhan Commission to Prime Manmohan Singh on Tuesday. The report holds saffron leaders Uma Bharti, Vinay Katiyar and Mulri Manohar Joshi guilty, while leader of the Opposition L K Advani and former prime minister...
  • Congress can't be blamed for Babri demolition: PM April 20, 2009

    New Delhi: After defending the Congress party for ten years on Babri issue, RJD chief Lalu Yadav blamed the grand old party for the demolition of the mosque, reflecting the tension in its relations with the congress. However, hours later, Lalu retracted from his statement and now holds Kalyan Singh...
  • Babri Masjid report ready, still under wraps September 23, 2010

    New Delhi: An amount of Rs 9 crore has been spent on the Justice M S Liberhan Commission, which has been probing the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992 for the last 16 years. The oneman commission, which was set up a week after the mosques destruction by Hindu radical...
  • We're just friends: SP defends Kalyan connect March 5, 2009

    The ghost of Babri Masjid demolition is back. Has the Samajwadi Party betrayed Muslims by going with Kalyan Singh? Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh who is said to have sowed the seeds of this alliance spoke with CNNIBN on The Weekend Edition with Rajdeep Sardesai and defended the...
  • BJP spoilt for choice on poll agenda | Ram Mandir? March 20, 2009

    Nagpur: Confusion reins supreme in the BJP on what should be the party's main poll plank. Terrorism, inflation and many statespecific issues are ones that clearly demand attention. However, attention itself was a much bigger issue at Ambedkar's Dikhsha Bhoomi in Nagpur where top BJP leadership dozed through party president Rajnath...
  • Sorry but Kalyan's still villain of Babri: Muslims February 16, 2009

    Bulandshahr (UP): While Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh claims that the affinity with rebel BJP leader Kalyan Singh would not adversely affect his goodwill with Muslims, many from the community in Uttar Pradesh still consider Kalyan Singh as the one who headed the Ayodhya temple movement, culminating in the demolition...
  • Exclusive: Babri Masjid demolition, India's dark age August 10, 2007

    Over the last two months, CNNIBN has brought you 60 moments that we believe have defined India in the last 60 years. Now, we have chosen the top 10 moments, based on the views you've posted on IBNLive.com, we have chosen 10 Defining Moments. Here's the eighth in the series:...
  • SC dismisses petition on Ayodhya June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: The longstanding Ayodhya issue returned to limelight yet again on Monday when Supreme Court dismissed a petition seeking contempt action against the Centre for the alleged construction at the disputed site. An apex court Bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan, Justice R V Raveendran and Justice Dalveer Bhandari...
  • Hammers fall silent at Ram temple June 18, 2007

    Ayodhya: Hammers and chisels fall silent at the Ram temple workshop in Ayodhya after 20 years. Is it the end of the era of temple politics in UP? It's now come down to one or two kar sewaks at the nursery of Hindutva politics in Ayodhya. The floral motif of...
  • Ayodhya's guilty for the Babri act June 21, 2007

    Ayodhya: Ever since the Babri Masjid demolition, the wheels of fortune have changed for Ayodhya and it seems as if the town is destined to live with the shadow of its past. Some people who took part in the demolition are trying hard to cleanse themselves of the guilt they are...
  • Ayodhya's drums of communal harmony June 21, 2007

    Ayodhya: December 6, 1992 was perhaps one of the saddest days for the Indian Republic. On this day, the Babri Masjid was demolished, but as we remember the day, the only Muslim drummaker in the troubled town of Ayodhya says that communalism is a foreign phenomena and was brought from...
  • Ram Temple in the making, offsite June 21, 2007

    Ayodhya, UP: When December 6 marked the 14th anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition on Wednesday, hundreds of workers at a VHP karshala in one corner of Ayodhya were still busy carving out the big Hindutva dream, the Ram temple. For 16 years, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad has been carrying...
  • Babri demolition rocks Parliament June 21, 2007

    New Delhi: Parliament was in uproar on Friday over the demolition of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya 14 years ago. Lok Sabha was adjourned Wednesday for an hour after MPs from different parties created uproar over the demolition. Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 1400 hours IST. As Lok Sabha met, Speaker...
  • Ayodhya turns fortress on Babri Day June 21, 2007

    Ayodhya: Elaborate security arrangements have been made by the district administration in view of various organisations deciding to observe the 14th anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition on Wednesday. While the VHP and Shiv Sena have announced that the day would be observed as Shaurya Diwas (Victory Day), some Muslim...
  • SC reserves verdict on Ayodhya trial August 29, 2006

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its judgement on the petition seeking review of its ruling on allowing trial of cases related to Ayodhya demolition before two separate courts at Rai Bareli and Lucknow. The petition to reexamine the apex court verdict of November 2002 was filed by Mohd...