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Babri Masjid


Babri case judge appointed UP deputy Lokayukta

April 13, 2021 12:38 am

Yadav passed the judgement in the Babri Masjid demolition case on September 30 last year, the day of his retirement. He acquitted all 32 surviving accused, including senior BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti, citing lack of evidence.

In Bengal election season, artistes lend a tune to song written during CAA protests

March 26, 2021 1:06 pm

Taking on narratives such as “tukde tukde gang”, “Urban Naxals”, “anti-nationals” and the frequent reaction to dissenting voices with “Go to Pakistan”, the song iterates, “Ami onyo kothao jabona, ami ei deshetei thakbo (I am not going anywhere, I am staying put in this country).”

SP leader Abu Azmi wants Maharashtra Muslim ministers to quit on CM's Babri remark

March 04, 2021 6:25 pm

Speaking in the Assembly on Wednesday, Thackeray had said, "...when the Babri Masjid was brought down, the 'Tom, Dick and Harry' had run away, but Balasaheb stood (firm on this position)" adding that "...the Shiv Sena chief (Bal Thackeray) had then said he was proud if his Shiv Sainiks brought down parts of the mosque".

January 1993 was when we felt forced to leave our home in South Bombay

January 06, 2021 8:53 am

Twenty-eight years have passed since that date but I cannot forget. My voice still trembles when I recount to someone, usually very rarely, that month and those days.

December 6: A clash of ideologies

December 07, 2020 8:27 pm

Mahaparinirvan Diwas and Shaurya Diwas offer competing visions of nation building, and are a contrast between Ambedkar’s idea of India and the Hindu right’s agenda.

Before the Storm

October 18, 2020 9:34 am

Saaed Akhtar Mirza’s Naseem captures the turbulent days before the Babri Masjid demolition

IB reports on conspiracy to demolish Babri Masjid were placed before SC: Former Home Secy

October 02, 2020 12:51 am

Former Union Home Secretary Madhav Godbole said even the Liberhan Commission, which probed the Masjid demolition, had pointed out in its report that there was a conspiracy to demolish the Babri Masjid.

Status check: Mumbai riot cases triggered by Babri Masjid demolition

October 05, 2020 10:15 am

For five days, from December 6 to 10 in 1992, and later from January 6 to 21 in 1993, Bombay was rocked by riots and violence which claimed 900 lives and left 2,036 persons injured.

Explained Ideas: Why the Babri Masjid demolition verdict is being seen as unjust

October 05, 2020 10:05 am

The CBI could not present credible evidence in the case, particularly on the charges of criminal conspiracy, write Faizan Mustafa and Aymen Mohammad.

Babri verdict: For Sangh, shadow lifts in criminal case; for Oppn, a bind as in temple ruling

October 05, 2020 10:05 am

Despite the Supreme Court calling the demolition an “egregious violation of rule of law,” Wednesday’s Babri Masjid demolition verdict gives an institutional sheen to the temple movement.


Babri Masjid demolition case: All accused including Advani, Joshi acquitted

September 30, 2020 7:06 pm

All the 32 accused in the Babri mosque demolition case, including BJP veterans L K Advani and MM Joshi, were on Wednesday acquitted by a special CBI court in Lucknow.


India will see swift progress once Ram temple is built: Suresh 'Bhaiyyaji' Joshi, RSS general secretary

June 22, 2020 6:05 pm

At a gathering in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj, RSS general secretary Suresh 'Bhaiyyaji' Joshi hints at the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya by 2025.

Explained: What has been the BJP’s stand over the years on Ram temple

June 22, 2020 6:07 pm

From the Vajpayee years to Narendra Modi’s BJP, a look at how the party handled the sensitive issue of building a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.

Is VHP’s Ayodhya mobilisation bringing back fears of the 1992 Babri demolition?

June 22, 2020 6:09 pm

Is the Ayodhya mobilisation now as powerful and potent as it was in 1992? Are there law and order concerns for the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government, both now ruled by the BJP? And most importantly, is it fair to compare 2018 to 1992?