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    Babri Masjid trial: Congress backs ‘historic’ judgement

    New Delhi: Commenting on the Supreme Court’s decision to restore criminal conspiracy charges against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veterans regarding demolition of the Babri Masjid, the Congress party on Thursday hailed the ‘historic judgement’ as a ‘resurrection of the majesty of law’.

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    Babri case returns to haunt BJP veterans

    Sixteen years after a lower court dropped charges of criminal conspiracy against BJP veterans Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti and others in the Babri Masjid demolition case, the Supreme Court has decided to revive the charge on an appeal by the CBI. The case against demolishing the 16th century Babri Masjid, with BJP leaders claiming that it had been built on the birthplace of Lord Rama where a temple existed before

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    Supreme Court keeps the Babri sword hanging over Advani, Joshi

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday kept the sword hanging over L.K. Advani and other senior BJP leaders by reserving its order on whether to reopen the conspiracy charges in the Babri Masjid demotion case.

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    Supreme Court to hear Babri Masjid demolition case today

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court, on Thursday, is likely to examine whether to revive the conspiracy charges against senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leaders, Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti, Kalyan Singh and several others of the party in connection with the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case.

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    Muslims should support construction of Ram temple: Subramanian Swamy

    Jamshedpur: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today urged the Muslim community to support construction of the Ram Temple at the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya. “Ram mandir can only be built at one place in Ayodhya where the structure of a temple was found at the disputed site following investigation by the Archaeological Survey of India,” Swamy said at a function organised to pay tribute to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Shukhdev

  • Kolkata Imam backs SP-Cong alliance

    Kolkata: A day before the first phase Assembly election begins in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, Imam of Tipu Sultan Mosque Syed Mohammad Nurur Rahman Barkati on Friday appealed to the people to support the SP-Congress alliance, accusing the BJP and the RSS of trying to win the election through their “dirty politics”.

  • Promise temple, we’ll mobilise votes: Seers

    Ayodhya : The seers will support BJP in the upcoming UP elections only if Prime Minister Narendra Modi promises to get the Ram temple constructed in Ayodhya during his tenure, the chief priest of the makeshift temple at the Ram Janm Bhumi-Babri Masjid disputed site said here, reports PTI.

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    Ujjain: Peace prevails in city as cops put on high alert

    Ujjain: Several Hindu outfits of the region organised maha arti at various temples in the city on Tuesday evening to observe the 24th anniversary of demolishing Babri Mosque at Ayodhya.

  • SC to hear Swamy’s plea on Ayodhya next week

    NEW DELHI : The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear next week BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s plea as to why Ayodhya temple dispute matters should be heard on a day-to-day basis. A bench of Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justice A R Dave listed the plea of Swamy for next week after he sought an urgent hearing in the matter.

  • Mulayam woos Muslims at start of ‘Sandesh Yatra’

    Lucknow : To woo Muslims, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday said minorities helped his party come to power after the Babri Masjid was demolished in Ayodhya and claimed that SP will return to power in the state again. “When BJP pulled down the Babri masjid in Ayodhya, Muslims helped my party form government …Muslims are not against us…we did not kill anyone in Ayodhya yet case was lodged against us,”


    Letters Speak: Tanya Tania

    There’s a Tanya Talathi in Karachi and a Tania Ghosh in Mumbai. This is a story based on letters “exchanged” between them from February 14, 1991 to December 9, 1992. If either of them is conscious of the fact that the first letter was written on Valentine’s Day, it is not reflected in their correspondence. But the date of the last letter coincides with the horrors of the Bhendi Bazar riots post

  • ASI man appointed head of Ayodhya-link museum

    New Delhi : Buddha Rashmi Mani, a former Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) official who had led a team that excavated the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in 2003, has been appointed the director general of the National Museum.

  • Rao’s ‘pro-Hindu mindset’ led to Babri demolition: Aiyar

    New Delhi : Former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao’s “pro-Hindu mindset” encouraged the destruction of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in 1992, senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said on Monday.

  • Babur never demolished Ayodhya temple: Book

    PATNA : Against the common belief that the temple at Ram Janambhoomi, Ayodhya, was demolished by Babur, a new book ‘Ayodhya Revisited’ claims the mosque – Babri Masjid, was never built by Babur.

  • Chilling video: Rajnath vows to fight terrorists

    New Delhi : With the Islamic State releasing a video saying “we will return to avenge the Babri Masjid, and the killings of Muslims in Kashmir, Gujarat, and Muzaffarnagar”, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the government is taking all necessary steps for the security of the country and there is a sense of confidence among the people of India.

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    Rao never conspired on Babri: Jairam Ramesh

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh today lavished praise on former Prime Minister late Narsimha Rao calling him political “Chanakya” for managing economic reforms and rued that “99.99 per cent of Congress party believed he conspired” to have the Babri Masjid demolished.