BJP leaders Uma Bharti and Vinay Katiyar, VHP’s Vishnu Hari Dalmia and Hindutva preacher Sadhvi Ritambara have also been summoned to the special CBI court.
The Supreme Court order that the status quo be maintained was violated when the administration allowed a trishul-bearing sadhu to enter the Ram shrine.
In light of the recent developments, The Wire brings you a timeline of events of the 1992 incident and its immediate aftermath.
In the thirty-eighth episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses the reopening of criminal conspiracy charges against L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti and others, and also explains why Vijay Mallya’s arrest and subsequent release is no cause for celebration.
Babri Masjid Demolition A ‘National Crime,’ Said SC in Judgment Reviving Conspiracy Charges Against Advani
“Crimes that shake the secular fabric of the constitution have allegedly been committed almost 25 years ago,” the Supreme Court said.
In episode 31, Vinod Dua talks about the Supreme Court reserving its judgment in the Babri Masjid case, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, and how women are fighting back against online trolling.
Mediations are only fair if both parties are equally powerful – which isn’t true for the Babri Masjid case, particularly in Adityanath’s UP.
In the twenty-first episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses the Supreme Court’s observation that the Ayodhya dispute must be settled amicably through “a cordial meeting” of all parties and where India ranks on the World Happiness Index 2017.
The Sunni Central Waqf Board, the main claimant in the Babri masjid title suit, is led by nominees of the UP government.
The court is also considering a joint trial of cases arising out of the two FIRs lodged in the wake of the demolition of the disputed structure.
Twenty-four years after the Babri Masjid was demolished, a court witness wonders if justice delayed is justice denied, given that the cases against the accused are nowhere near conclusion.
The gentle rhythms of the religious town of Ayodhya continue as they have for millennia.
Old age and extensive travels cited reasons as exemptions of appearance in court.
Vinod Dua talks about the recent update in the Babri Masjid demolition case and the status of higher education in India.
The CBI’s handling of the case has always depended on which political party is in power at the Centre. There is no reason to assume its attitude towards the prosecution of senior BJP leaders will not be coloured by the same factor.
They appeared before the court for framing of charges in light of a Supreme Court order restoring the serious offence of criminal conspiracy against them.
The court will frame charges after the BJP leaders appear.
A fortnightly column reflecting on chapters of India’s political past that are relevant today.
The court has ordered that the trial, to be held in Lucknow, be completed in two years.
“We can’t allow a masjid to be built near the Ram mandir. If Muslims are giving up their claim to the disputed land, they are welcome for talks,” says VHP litigant.
The board also told the apex court in an affidavit that the Babri Masjid site was its property and only it was entitled to hold negotiations for an amicable settlement of the dispute.
The Allahabad High Court had, in 2010, ruled a three-way division of the disputed 2.77 acres at the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri masjid site in Ayodhya.
Vinay Sitapati’s biography of the former prime minister raises pertinent points about Rao’s tenure as prime minister during the Babri Masjid demolition, the process of economic liberalisation and the advent of India’s nuclear programme.
The destruction of the Babri Masjid was an act long in the making and the processes it involved are still very much with us.
A great responsibility falls upon the democratic and secular parties – whatever be their differences on policy matters – to come together and defend the country’s values.
Any celebration of Ahmedabad’s heritage as an icon of peace and unity (of Hindu, Muslim and Jain traditions) must be understood in light of the city’s profound anti-Dalit and anti-Muslim violence.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today decided to hold the final hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute from December 5 and made it clear that no adjournment shall be given in any circumstance. The apex court, after an intense deliberation for more than one and a […]
Muslims have made contributions in arts, sciences and public life, but as citizens and not specifically as members of a community.
India is a Hindu Rashtra, according to the ‘syllabus’ for an exam that 9000 schools will administer, and Vivekananda spoke in Chicago as a representative of ‘Hindutva’, not Hinduism.
The Bihar CM’s resignation, which the RJD could have prevented, brings an end to not just the alliance in the state but also the idea of a grand coalition against Modi and the BJP at the national level.
“My belief in socialism comes out of my belief in human beings.”
The organisations see the arrival of stones in Ayodhya as the open contempt and dishonour of the Supreme Court.
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has sped up preparations for the construction of Ram mandir, which it announced is to start within a year.
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In a similar move in 2015, two truck loads of stones were brought in, but the then Samajwadi Party government banned any further import.
The court found five of the seven accused guilty of conspiracy, convicted Riaz Siddiqui under TADA for other charges but not conspiracy, and acquitted Abdul Qayyum of all charges.
Even as the Indian Medical Association head claims he was unaware of the polarising VHP leader’s past, others say he could help doctors gain attention to their demands.
Can a nation be imagined around symbols that are controversial and pit one community against another?
In ‘Rupture, Loss and Living: Minority Women Speak about Post-Conflict Life’, K. Lalitha and Deepa Dhanraj bring out the voices of Muslim women targeted during riots.