Babri demolition verdict: The CBI court acquitted all the accused including high profile leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Umar Bharti and Kalayan Singh in the demolition case after concluding that the destruction of the Babri Masjid was 'not the result of a pre-planned conspiracy'.
The 32 accused in the Babri masjid demolition case included high profile leaders like L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Kalyan Singh and Uma Bharti.
Accused Vinay Katiyar, Dharamdas, Vedanti, Lallu Singh, Champat Rai and Pawan Pandey reached Lucknow on Wednesday morning to attend the court hearing.
L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Kalyan Singh, Uma Bharti, Vinay Katiyar are among the 32 people who have been named as accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case.
'The mosque will not be named Babri Masjid. It will not be named after any king or emperor. My personal opinion is that it should be called the Dhannipur Masjid,' says Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation Athar Hussain
Prominent among the 32 accused are former deputy prime minister L K Advani and BJP leaders M M Joshi, Kalyan Singh, Uma Bharti and Vinay Katiyar.
Sakshi Maharaj, BJP MP from Unnao, who played a key role in the Ram Janmabhoomi movement, tells Outlook how he feels about not being invited to Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan.
Zafaryab Jilani also said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading religious proceedings in his official capacity at Ayodhya was against the spirit of the Constitution.
A group of nine archaeologists had excavated the Ram Janmabhoomi for five years in 1970s to discover ample evidence of a Ram temple below Babri Mosque in Ayodhya
Beginning from 8 AM on August 5 till 10 PM, images of the words ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in Hindi and English, Lord Ram’s portraits and videos, 3D portraits of the temple’s design will be displayed across several billboards at Times Square.
The Trust named Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation will have a maximum of 15 trustees, with the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board being its founder trustee.
Ahead of the bhoomi pujan for Ram temple in Ayodhya, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi tells Outlook in an interview that Muslims -- and people who believe in justice -- will keep telling the new generation that 'our Masjid was demolished.’
On Thursday, the special CBI court recorded the statement of BJP veteran Murli Manohar Joshi in the Babri Masjid demolition case.
Amid slogans of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai', the kids in saffron and white dresses are seen tearing apart a poster of Babri Masjid.
The Supreme Court, in a historic verdict, on November 9 backed the construction of a Ram temple by a government trust at the disputed site and ruled that an alternative five-acre plot be found for a mosque in the holy town.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar hailed the apex court verdict as a 'very good decision to resolve the long-standing dispute'.
The board alleged that prospective Muslim parties, who can file the review petition, are being harassed by the Ayodhya police.
AIMIM chief Owaisi said the Babri Masjid-Ramjanmabhoomi land dispute was by no means 'complete justice' that the powers under Article 142 are required to be used for
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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