Meanwhile, thousands of followers of Ambedkar thronged the statue of Dr B R Ambedkar near Pune District Collectorate to pay their tributes on his death anniversary.
The campaign to demolish the Babri Masjid had a sub-text: Muslims should know their place, that of second-class citizens.
“Yes Kapil Sibal is our lawyer but he is also related to a political party, his statement in SC yesterday was wrong, we want a solution to the issue at the earliest,” said Haji Mehboob, petitioner in the case.
On December 6, 1992, a large crowd of Hindu ‘karsevaks’ demolished the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. The demolition occurred after a political rally at the site turned violent.
he riots in December 1992 and January 1993 left close to 900 dead and as many as 2,036 people injured in Mumbai.
On November 30, the director, Intelligence Bureau, had sent a similar alert to states’ police forces. The states have been asked to follow the guidelines to maintain communal harmony issued by the Home Ministry in 2008.
It was a day when the rule of law suffered a grievous blow and a political project was launched. The wounds have yet to heal
Events of December 6, 1992 assaulted both secularism and Hinduism. Consequences are still to play out fully
In September 2010, the Allahabad High Court ruled that Nirmohi Akhara, Sunni Central Wakf Board, UP and Ramlalla Virajman were joint holders of the disputed property, and awarded each a third of the land at the site.
Instituted on January 16, 1950, by Ayodhya resident Gopal Singh Visharad, who prayed that he be allowed to offer worship at the birthplace of Lord Sri Ram Chandra and sought a permanent injunction prohibiting removal of the idols from the Janmasthan.
Last month, Board chairman Wasim Rizvi had met Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and apprised him of the board’s stand that it does not want a mosque constructed at the disputed site
For the last six months, 53-year old Rajnikant is the lone artisan working at the workshop. Others have left in search of better opportunities.