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Babri Masjid Demolition Anniversary

Today, December 6, 2018 marks the 26th anniversary of the demolition of the Babri masjid in Ayodhya. The Babri mosque was demolished by on December 6, 1992 by 'karsevaks' who had converged as part of a movement by BJP and Hindu outfits for Ram temple at the disputed site. The Ramjanmbhoomi/Babri masjid title suit is pending in the Supreme Court, which will decide the schedule of hearing in January.

December 06, 2018

A view of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in October, 1990. Several rallies and demostrations were organised in country on the 25th anniversary of the demolition of the mosque.

PTI Photo

A view of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya before demolition in 1992

Babri Masjid, on December 6, 1992

Photograph by D. Ravinder Reddy

In this Dec 6, 1992 image, The domes are intact, Sangh supporters having fun a few hours before the mood turned ugly

Photograph by T. Narayan

The razing of Babri Masjid, Dec 6, ’92

Photograph by Outlook Archives

BJP leaders Pramod Mahajan, L.K. Advani, M.M. Joshi at the Babri Masjid

Kar sevaks celebrate the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992

Photograph by D. Ravinder Reddy

Excavation at the site, claimed to be evidence of a Ram temple

Makeshift structure that came up after the Babri demolition

Photograph by Jitender Gupta

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