Babri

  • Shamli: Protests erupt after school student stabbed to death over old enmity 23-04-2014 01:14 PM

    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...
  • Need to find solution for Ram temple: Naqvi 14-04-2014 11:03 PM

    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...
  • BJP leaders capabale of killing their own men to gain power: Kejriwal 14-04-2014 04:53 PM

    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...
  • Conspiracy to give elections a communal colour: Rajnath Singh on Ayodha sting 05-04-2014 08:17 PM

    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...
  • Cobrapost sting true, but Babri demolition not planned: Muthalik 05-04-2014 05:45 PM

    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 04-04-2014 08:05 PM

    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 04-04-2014 07:07 PM

    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 04-04-2014 01:11 PM

    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...
  • Babri demolition was planned, Advani, Joshi knew of it: Cobrapost 04-04-2014 11:12 AM

    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 02-04-2014 07:47 PM

    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...
  • Azam Khan blames Babri demolition for terrorism 31-03-2014 12:44 PM

    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...
  • Did BJP apologise for Babri Masjid or Gujarat riots, asks Muslim cleric 26-02-2014 11:12 AM

    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...
  • Ram temple group claims to have performed puja inside Babri Masjid 03-01-2014 08:25 AM

    A pro-Ram 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...
  • BJP should apologise over Babri Masjid demolition: Samajwadi Party 06-12-2013 03:15 PM

    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 06-12-2013 10:14 AM

    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...
  • 21 years of Babri Masjid demolition: Security stepped up in Ayodhya 06-12-2013 08:59 AM

    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...
  • Article 370 is not Babri Masjid that BJP can bring it down: Mehbooba 02-12-2013 05:27 PM

    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...
  • Leaders speak of riots and its victims but fail to provide the healing touch

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Why does an underworld don who offered the Indian cricket team Toyota cars if they beat Pakistan in Sharjah in 1986 become a resident of...

  • Babri Masjid case: SC to hear CBI's plea against 20 BJP leaders on Dec 12 21-10-2013 06:53 PM

    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"...
  • Court allows NIA to take Yasin Bhatkal, Asadullah Akhtar's DNA samples 10-09-2013 03:13 PM

    Delhi court on Tuesday allowed NIA's plea for taking terror accused Yasin Bhatkal and his associate Asadullah Akhtar'sDNA 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...
  • Babri Masjid demoliton case: Hearing against LK Advani, 19 others in October 03-09-2013 03:35 PM

    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...
  • Ayodhya 1992: Why India changed for ever

    Abhi's Blog |  Abhishek Patni
    The year was 1992, place Lucknow. We were four friends - all studying in ISC final year in St Francis College. Like any normal student...

  • Mulayam-VHP meeting would send a wrong message to Muslims, says Azam Khan 19-08-2013 09:17 PM

    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...
  • Mulayam claims then President S D Sharma knew of Babri demolition 06-08-2013 09:25 AM

    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 06-08-2013 08:09 AM

    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 31-07-2013 02:05 AM

    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,...
  • Ayodhya: 1 person killed, 2 injured in Hanumangarhi temple firing 22-07-2013 01:08 PM

    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...
  • BJP will build a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya very soon, says Amit Shah 06-07-2013 11:48 AM

    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...
  • LK Advani: The reluctant fundamentalist

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    Challenging the Nehruvian consensus from the Right has been LK Advani's lifelong mission. When his memoir My Country My Life was released, Arun Jaitley said...

  • Mulayam was involved in Babri Masjid demolition: Beni Prasad Verma 15-05-2013 11:13 AM

    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...