Babri

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Shamli: Protests erupt after school student stabbed to death over old enmity April 23, 2014

    A school student has been stabbed to death allegedly by two miscreants at Kairi village in the neighbouring Shamli district, police said. The victim, Kuldeep Kashyap (16) was attacked on Tuesday when he was returning from school in the village under Babri police station, they said. Irate villagers later blocked the Babri-Thana...
  • Need to find solution for Ram temple: Naqvi April 14, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said that a solution needed to be found to the Ram temple issue within the constitutional framework. Interacting with women journalists at India Women's Press Corps (IWPC), Naqvi said also tried to shift responsibility of Babri mosque demolition in 1992 to then...
  • 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...
  • Azam Khan blames Babri demolition for terrorism March 31, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Urban Development and Minority Affairs Minister Azam Khan has cited the demolition of the disputed Babri mosque structure in Ayodhya as the reason for terrorism in India. The senior Samajawadi Party (SP) leader commented about the Dec 6, 1992, demolition of the mosque at an election rally in Faizabad...
  • 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 pro-Ram Temple group claimed to have performed religious activities inside the disputed Babri Masjid premises on Thursday, which, however, was rubbished by the local administration. Representatives of the Shri Ram Sewa Samiti claimed that the local administration have granted them permission following which they have installed a Kalash (Urn) after the religious 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 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...
  • 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-VHP meeting would send a wrong message to Muslims, says Azam Khan August 19, 2013

    Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan, on Monday, said the meeting between VHP leader Ashok Singhal and his party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav would send a wrong message to the minority community. Azam said that he was hopeful that SP and his leader would not compromise with the image due to which...
  • 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...
  • Ayodhya: 1 person killed, 2 injured in Hanumangarhi temple firing July 22, 2013

    Ayodhya: One person was killed and two others critically injured in a firing between rival group of priests following a dispute over property and the money collected from devotees in Hanumangarhi temple. The temple is situated near the Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri mosque site. The two groups, being led by Mahant Bhavnath Das and...
  • 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...