Babri Masjid Demolition

  • 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 just-concluded 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 anti-BJP placards, observing December 6 as...
  • Police lay siege to Ayodhya on 21st anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition December 6, 2013

    A three-tier 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 1992-93. A three-tier security cordon was thrown around Ayodhya and all its entry points were...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Babri case: SC pulls up CBI for delay in challenging HC order April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought an explanation from the Centre for the delay in filing appeal against senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani and others in the Babri Masjid demolition case. The apex court also pulled up the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for delay...
  • Babri Masjid: SC asks CBI to explain delay in challenging HC order February 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked the Central Bureau of Investigation to explain as to why there was a delay in filing the appeal against the Allahabad High Court order in the Babri Masjid demolition case which upheld dropping of conspiracy charges against Bharatiya Janata Party and Vishwa Hindu...
  • 'Shah Jahan had no right to spend crores on building Taj Mahal' January 28, 2013

    Lucknow: On a day when Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav expressed his admiration for the Taj Mahal to foreign delegates at the Jaypee Palace hotel in Agra, his cabinet member and Parliamentary Affairs and Urban Development Minister Mohammad Azam Khan spoke about razing the 17th century architectural wonder. The...
  • 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 "fast-track" 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...
  • Rehman Malik clarifies Babri, 26/11 remarks December 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Clarifying his controversial remarks on Babri Masjid, visiting Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik said he never compared the 26/11 attacks with the demolition. "I was simply talking about the ugly events such as Mumbai and so many others," Malik said in a press conference, after his meeting with...
  • Malik equates Babri demolition with 26/11 terror attack December 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Stoking a potential controversy, Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Friday night alluded to Babri Masjid demolition, equating the incident with the Mumbai terror attack. Malik said nobody wants to see the recurrence of incidents like Bombay blasts, Samjhauta blasts or Babri Masjid issue. "We do not want any...
  • Man arrested for uploading sensitive photo on FB December 8, 2012

    Rourkela: A 20-year-old man was arrested on charge of uploading an objectionable picture on social networking site Facebook, police said on Saturday. Pintu Sahu was taken to custody by Brahmani Tarang police on Friday for posting an objectionable picture on his Facebook account, police added. The picture, posted on December 6,...
  • FTN: Eyewitnesses recall the destruction of Babri Masjid December 7, 2012

    Exactly twenty years back, on December 6, 1992, the Babri Masjid was demolished by a frenzied crowd of Hindu right wing forces. In the communal clashes that followed, thousands were killed across the country. The eyewitnesses recall the day with Sagaika Ghose on Face The Nation. Below is the full transcript...
  • FTN: Are Babri demolition images forever etched in public memory? December 6, 2012

    Exactly twenty years back, on December 6, 1992, the Babri Masjid was demolished by a frenzied crowd of Hindu right wing forces. In the communal clashes that followed, thousands were killed across the country. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Babri demolition: SC directs expeditious hearing December 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed a Rae Bareily court to expeditiously hear Babri Masjid demolition case against senior BJP leader LK Advani and 19 others against whom charge of criminal conspiracy was dropped by the trial court. Expressing deep anguish over non appearence of the counsel for...
  • Babri Masjid demolition rocks Lok Sabha December 6, 2012

    New Delhi: The Babri Masjid demolition rocked the Lok Sabha on Thursday with some members demanding action on the report of Liberhan Commission which probed its demolition 20 years ago. As the Lok Sabha convened, Shafiqur Rahman Barq (BSP) waved black flag in the House and rued that those guilty...
  • Photojournalists recall covering the Babri demolition December 6, 2012

    Ayodhya: Twenty years after the demolition of the Babri Masjid, CNN-IBN recalls one of the most tragic events in the history of the country, through the lens of a photographer. December 6, 1992 was a day that India will never forget as the Babri Masjid was demolished. At the forefront...
  • Babri demolition: UP still prone to communal tension December 6, 2012

    Faizabad: Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh is a town which saw no communal riot even during the demolition of the Babri Masjid, which happened just a few kilometres away. 20 years after the demolition, CNN-IBN travelled to the neighbourhood of UP's temple town of Ayodhya to find out why peace was...
  • Babri Masjid case: SC to hear plea against Advani August 25, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said it will hold hearing in December on the CBI's plea challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict discharging BJP leader LK Advani, Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray and 19 others in the Babri Masjid demolition conspiracy case. A bench of Justice HL Dattu and...
  • 'Narasimha Rao prayed when Babri was demolished' July 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Yet another book has levelled an allegation that P V Narasimha Rao had connived at the demolition of Babri Masjid claiming that the late Prime Minister had sat in a puja when the kar sevaks began pulling it down and rose only when it was over. The charge relating...