Free Press Journal
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Collusion of BJP, SP to create communal tension over Ram temple: BSP

    New Delhi: Responding to the fresh load of stones in Ayodhya, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Sudhindra Bhadoria on Thursday said that it is the collusion of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Samajwadi party (SP) to create communal tension on the Ram temple issue.

  • Army intel filmed Babri razing: Pawar

    New Delhi : As defence minister, then Congress leader Sharad Pawar ordered the army intelligence to videotape the Babri Masjid razing in Ayodhya on Dec 6, 1992.

  • Togadiya claims temple of Lord Ram will be built at Ayodhya soon

    BHOPAL : Making a call to all Hindus to get united for construction of a grand Ram Mandir on anniversary of demolition of Babri Masjid, VHP leader Praveen Togadia on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would ensure construction of a grand Ram Mandir in Ayodhya as decided by the BJP national executive and promised in the Lok Sabha elections. He made this comment while addressing a programme organised by the

  • Tight security in Ayodhya for 23rd Babri anniversary

    Faizabad: The Faizabad district administration has stepped up security and is taking measures to maintain peace ahead of the VHP’s ‘big show’ here tomorrow to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition.

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    Ashok Singhal, man behind Babri razing, is dead

    Gurgaon : VHP leader Ashok Singhal, who was one of the key architects of the mass campaign that led to the razing of the Babri mosque in 1992, died here on Tuesday. He was 89. In an acknowledgement of his stature in the Hindutva movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Singhal’s death at a hospital here “a deep personal loss” and described him as “an institution in himself”.

  • Modi became PM due to Cong inefficiency: AIMIM

    Kishanganj : The All India Majlis-e- Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM)  on Sunday accused Congress of being “responsible” for the demolition of Babri Masjid and blamed its “inefficiency” for Narendra Modi’s ascent to power.

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    Are ’92-93 Mumbai riot victims history?

    With the execution of Yakub Memon, convicted for 1993 Bombay serial blasts, there is a sigh of relief that the protracted and unending legal process in the case has finally come to an end. The last minute unprecedented hearing of the case- past midnight in the wee hours- has created a judicial history. The convict was given every possible opportunity to defend himself, though the opinion whether the death sentence could have

  • I am opposed to ‘one-man shows’ in political parties, says Advani

    New Delhi :  Veteran BJP leader L K Advani, who created a flutter on Thursday with his apprehensions of Emergency again in India, on Friday clarified that it was not aimed at any individual but said he was against ‘one-man shows’ in political parties and asked leaders to be modest like Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

  • ‘NDA wants to award Babri conspirators’

    Rampur: Criticising the NDA government’s move to erect a memorial for late Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao, SP leader Azam Khan said that the Centre carries an “inclination” to accord honour to those “involved in the Babri Masjid demolition”.

  • Supreme Court takes lid off Babri demolition case

    New Delhi :  Haji Mahboob Ahmed, the petitioner from Faizabad who is associated with the Babri Masjid litigation for the last 45 years, has approached the Supreme Court with doubts about the neutrality of the Central Bureau of Investigation in pursuing the alleged criminal conspiracy case involving senior BJP leaders. Ahmed has alleged that the CBI may dilute its stand in the wake of the change of the government at the Centre.

  • Ayodhya solution may not be easy

    The recent protestations of Hashim Ansari, the oldest litigant in the Babri Masjid case in Ayodhya have brought back into the spotlight an issue that had left deep fissures in the minds of Muslims and secular-minded individuals alike. The demolition of a shrine in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992, was not an ordinary event, but the trigger of an entirely new stream of political thought that saw in subsequent years the consolidation

  • Mohammad Hashim Ansari denies running away from Babri case

    New Delhi: Mohammad Hashim Ansari, the oldest litigant at 92 in the Babri Mosque-Ram Temple case that is going on since 1949, has denied the media reports early this week that he does not want to pursue the matter any further. He regrets that the media remembers him and the mosque only in December when it was razed.


    Security beefed up in Ayodhya on Babri Masjid demolition anniversary

    Ayodhya: On the 22nd anniversary of demolition of disputed structure, Babri mosque, by Kar Sewaks (Hindu volunteers), security has been beefed up in the temple city. About 10,000 security personnel have been deployed in the city along with imposition of prohibitory orders.


    Babri litigant says he’s fed up of temple politics

    Lucknow: Three days before the 22nd anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition on December 6, the oldest litigant in the case, 92-year-old Mohammad Hashim Ansari, has said that he is fed up with the politicization of the issue and doesn’t want to pursue the matter any further. “Why should I bear criticism of Hindus? I am tired of it,” he said.