BABRI MASJID

  • 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...
  • Nitish Kumar a 'puppet' in Advani's hands, says RJD April 17, 2013

    New Delhi: RJD, arch rival of JD(U) in Bihar, on Tuesday accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of being a "puppet" in the hands of LK Advani and playing the politics of misleading the Muslims. "In the internal quarrels in the top leadership of BJP on the leadership issue, Nitish is...
  • No Ram Navmi puja at Ayodhya site this year: District administration April 15, 2013

    Ayodhya: The 64yearold practice of performing rituals at the disputed site in Ayodhya on Ram Navami may face a halt in 2013 as district administration has decided not to allow any religious activity in the area. Only court appointed priest, Acharya Satyender Das, has been allowed to perform religious activities on...
  • Mulayam connived with Advani to demolish Babri Masjid: Beni April 15, 2013

    Lucknow: In a new charge, Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma on Monday accused Mulayam Singh Yadav of conniving with LK Advani in the run up to the demolition of Babri Masjid while debunking a debate whether he or Narendra Modi would be a better Prime Ministerial choice. The fresh accusation by...
  • 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...
  • Advani a leader of weak character, says Azam Khan March 26, 2013

    Badaun: Taking a line different from party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav who recently praised LK Advani, Uttar Pradesh minister Mohammad Azam Khan on Monday termed the BJP veteran a leader of "weak character". "Advani was an accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case and he pays obeisance at the grave...
  • After pulling up CBI, SC to hear Babri Masjid case February 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear the Babri Masjid demolition case after CBI's submission that senior BJP leader LK Advani and others had committed a 'national crime'. The statement had drawn a sharp reaction from the apex court which asked the agency not to use such a...