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Babri Mosque Demolition / Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit


About the 1992 Babri Mosque demolition / Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit

In May 09, former UP Chief Minister Kalyan Singh blamed BJP for keeping him in dark about Babri Masjid demolition in 1992.

Justice Librehan Commission

The United Progressive Alliance government, on Tuesday, November 24, 2009, presented the much-awaited Librehan Commission report over the Babri mosque demolition after the Opposition stage uproar the day before over the leakage of repot to media before tabling it in Parliament as per the propriety. The Bharatiya Janata Party again raised slogans and disrupted proceedings in the Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament) over the non-tabling of the Liberhan Commissions report on the December 6, 1992 demolition of the Babri mosque in Ayodya and also the UPAs Action Taken Report (ATR).

In November 09, Mayawati slammed the Centre for adopting delaying tactics over the presentation of the Commission Report on the Babri Mosque demolition case.

Allahabad High Court - Lucknow Bench's Ram Janam Bhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute verdict

Prior to the verdict

The Allahabad High Court has originally scheduled to give its verdict on September 24, 2010. Residents of Ayodhya offered prayers to urge for peace and communal amity. With less than a week to go for the verdict on the Babri mosque demolition case, security was beefed up in Ayodhya city. The Supreme Court of India took up a plea seeking deferment of the Allahabad high court verdict in the Ayodhya title suit case on September 28, 2010 and scheduled its decision to 2 p.m. The Apex Court has rejected the appeal to defer the Allahabad Court and gave its nod to the courts Lucknow Bench to go ahead with its announcement of the judgment in the case.

The Union Government has sent huge number of security personnel to various states to oversee security arrangements. Cities such as Hyderabad went into 144 section ahead of the verdict.

The Allahabad High Court - Lucknow Bench verdict

The three-Judge bench comprising Justice S U Khan, Justice Sudhir Agarwal and Justice D V Sharma of the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court gave its verdict on the 60-year-old Ram Janam Bhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit on September 30, 2010. In a majority judgement 2:1, one-third of the disputed land will go Nirmohi Akhara, one-third will go to Sunni Waqf Board and the remaining one-third will go the party representing 'Ram Lalla'.

The Lucknow bench also said that portion below the central dome under which the idols of Hindu Gods Ram and others are placed would be alloted to the Hindus. Nirmohi Akhara would get the Ram Chabutra and Sita Rasoi whereas the inner courtyard belongs to both the communities. The division of the land would begin in three months and status quo will be maintained till then. After the verdict is pronounced, the Sunni Waqf Board said that they were disappointed with the judgement and will appeal in the Supreme Court.

It was not a smooth affair at the premises of the Allahabad High Court, as chaos emerged outside the court as soon as the litigants emerged from the courtroom with copies of the judgement. The Ayodhya title suit dispute first went to court sixty years ago.

Timeline

  • March 4, 2011: Supreme Court issues notice to BJP senior leader LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and others in Babri Masjid demolition case.
  • February 18, 2011: CBI moves SC against clean chit to Advani in Babri demolition case.
  • February 13, 2011: Mohammad Hashim Ansari, the oldest litigant in the Ayodhya title suit decides to move the Supreme court against the verdict of the Allahabad High Court in the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri-Masjid title case.

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