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Kashi Vishwanath-Gyanvapi mosque case: Sunni board moves HC

  • The religious dispute – similar to the one in Ayodhya – is decades old and first reached the courts in 1991
On April 8, a Varanasi local court asked the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to conduct a “comprehensive physical survey” of the Gyanvapi mosque premises.
On April 8, a Varanasi local court asked the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to conduct a “comprehensive physical survey” of the Gyanvapi mosque premises.
Updated on Apr 14, 2021 02:58 AM IST
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ByJItendra Sarin, Prayagraj

Nehru’s policies, Ayodhya dispute, land reforms out of Assam Class 12 syllabus

Policies of first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, anti-Sikh riots, Ayodhya dispute, empowerment of women and minority rights are some of the topics that have been excluded from the Class 12 syllabus of the Assam state board to lessen the academic load of students due to the pandemic, an official said on Thursday.
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Published on Sep 25, 2020 08:52 AM IST
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CAA protests: Pulmonary rhetoric is an exercise in futility

In international diplomacy, there is no dearth of forces working to pull down an emerging India. The current situation has given them a handle with which to beat India
Emotive protests arising from pent-up political frustrations may not have any legal basis, but this is what prevails today(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Emotive protests arising from pent-up political frustrations may not have any legal basis, but this is what prevails today(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Published on Feb 13, 2020 03:48 PM IST
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BySarvesh Kaushal

Ram Lalla is juristic person: Judges

A juristic person is a non-human legal entity recognised by the law and entitled to rights and duties in the same way as a human being.
In its unanimous verdict that brought down the curtains on the decades-old Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case, a five-judge Supreme Court bench declared Ram Lalla as a juristic person.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
In its unanimous verdict that brought down the curtains on the decades-old Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case, a five-judge Supreme Court bench declared Ram Lalla as a juristic person.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 10, 2019 06:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByBhadra Sinha

Ayodhya verdict: Watch PM Modi’s address to nation on SC judgment

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation over the Supreme Court’s judgment on the Ayodhya dispute. He welcomed the ruling in which the apex court decided to grant the disputed site to the Hindu side while ordering the allocation of an alternate 5-acre piece of land to the Muslims for construction of a mosque.
Updated on Jul 20, 2020 08:40 AM IST
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Supreme Court didn’t rely on ASI report to decide Ayodhya dispute. Here’s why

Lawyers representing the Hindus had relied heavily upon the ASI report to assert their right over the 2.77 acres of land and argument that a temple was pulled down to construct the mosque. Muslims questioned the correctness of the ASI report that spoke of the presence of 12th-century-old Hindu Temple beneath the disputed site.
The five-judge-bench did not find any evidentiary value in the ASI’s report to decide the title suits filed by the contesting parties.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The five-judge-bench did not find any evidentiary value in the ASI’s report to decide the title suits filed by the contesting parties.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 09, 2019 07:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByBhadra Sinha

‘Golden Day for judiciary’: Top quotes from PM Modi’s address to nation

“It is a Golden Day for the Indian judiciary. The Supreme Court has shown strong will power and has given all parties concerned a patient hearing. It was an unanimous judgement,” PM Modi said.
The Supreme Court on Saturday said that a temple would be built at the 2.77-acre piece of land in Ayodhya and ordered the government to give Muslim parties an alternative 5-acre plot in a prominent place.(Photo: Sourced/ HT Photo)
The Supreme Court on Saturday said that a temple would be built at the 2.77-acre piece of land in Ayodhya and ordered the government to give Muslim parties an alternative 5-acre plot in a prominent place.(Photo: Sourced/ HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 09, 2019 10:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Countdown to Ayodhya verdict: 7 preventive measures taken by government

The Centre and UP government are taking a slew of steps to avoid any law and order situation in the state.
Updated on Jul 19, 2020 06:25 AM IST
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Lucknow Mahotsav postponed until third week of January

The decision was taken during a meeting of the Mahotsav Samiti on Thursday but the reason for the postponement was not specified.
Lucknow Mahotsav, the city’s most prominent annual cultural festival, will now be begin in the third week of January(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Lucknow Mahotsav, the city’s most prominent annual cultural festival, will now be begin in the third week of January(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 08, 2019 11:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent, Lucknow

Watch: On The Record | The man in charge of Ayodhya

Ahead of the SC verdict on the Ayodhya dispute, District Magistrate of Ayodhya, Anuj Kumar Jha speaks to Hindustan Times.
Updated on Jul 19, 2020 09:00 PM IST
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Ayodhya parties file affidavits for moulding of relief

The Muslim parties, on the last day of hearing, have clearly told the apex court that they seek the restoration of the Babri Masjid as it was before its demolition.
The apex cour reserved the verdict after 40 days of intense hearing in Ayodhya matter.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The apex cour reserved the verdict after 40 days of intense hearing in Ayodhya matter.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 20, 2019 12:43 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘Settlement would be win-win for all,’ says UP Sunni Waqf Board lawyer

On Wednesday, as the hearing in the case came to a close, people familiar with the matter said that the proposal through a mediation panel submitted to the top court effectively offered a possible road map for the court.
If there is a settlement in the Ayodhya dispute, it will be a win-win situation for all, an advocate of the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Waqf Board said .(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
If there is a settlement in the Ayodhya dispute, it will be a win-win situation for all, an advocate of the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Waqf Board said .(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 18, 2019 03:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Ayodhya dispute: A saga that shaped history nears end

Political parties have taken decisions making Ayodhya dispute the most contentious issue at certain times; at certain others, they have carefully chosen to underplay it.
A general view of Ayodhya City.(ANI Photo)
A general view of Ayodhya City.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jul 12, 2020 01:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByPrashant Jha

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9 PM: Sunni Board offers to surrender claim in Ayodhya dispute but has 3 conditions and all the latest news at this hour

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you at 9 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Zafaryab Jilani, lawyer for the Sunni Wakf Board, speaks to the media after the hearing in the Ramjanmabhumi-Babri Masjid title dispute case, at Supreme Court, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Zafaryab Jilani, lawyer for the Sunni Wakf Board, speaks to the media after the hearing in the Ramjanmabhumi-Babri Masjid title dispute case, at Supreme Court, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 16, 2019 08:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Sunni Board offers to surrender claim in Ayodhya dispute, has 4 conditions

Outlining its conditions, the Wakf Board wants the UP government to rebuild 22 mosques lying in dilapidated condition, strict implementation of the Places of Religious Worship Act 1991, and allowing Muslims to pray in all mosques under the central government’s Archaeological Survey of India.
Zafaryab Jilani, lawyer for the Sunni Wakf Board, speaks to the media after the hearing in the Ramjanmabhumi-Babri Masjid title dispute case, at Supreme Court, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Zafaryab Jilani, lawyer for the Sunni Wakf Board, speaks to the media after the hearing in the Ramjanmabhumi-Babri Masjid title dispute case, at Supreme Court, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 12, 2020 01:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAshok Bagriya

Ahead of SC verdict on Ayodhya, UP cancels leave of all field officers

The step has been taken in view of the Supreme Court’s likely verdict on Ayodhya land dispute soon as well as the coming festivals.
The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered tightening security across the state ahead of a Supreme Court order on the Ayodhya dispute.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered tightening security across the state ahead of a Supreme Court order on the Ayodhya dispute.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 16, 2019 08:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByRajesh Kumar Singh

Avoid triumphalism and resentment on Ayodhya

If Hindu and Muslim leaders involved in the Ayodhya dispute could only have a dialogue, discussing the application of this principle to their reactions to the court’s judgment, whatever it may be, the dispute could be laid to rest
So far, the Ayodhya dispute has been a dialogue of the deaf, a shouting-match between Hindu and Muslim leaders, making no effort to understand each others’ positions(HT)
So far, the Ayodhya dispute has been a dialogue of the deaf, a shouting-match between Hindu and Muslim leaders, making no effort to understand each others’ positions(HT)
Updated on Oct 05, 2019 04:53 PM IST
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Won’t join mediation effort, Ram Lalla lawyer tells SC in Ayodhya case

The clarification comes days after the top court allowed the mediation panel to continue its efforts for a negotiated settlement to the land title dispute at the request of two Muslim parties.
In course of the hearings last month, senior lawyer CS Vaidyanathan had underscored that there could not be joint possession of Lord Ram’s birthplace since the “janmasthan [birthplace] itself is the deity”. (Babri Masjid in Ayodhya - HT Photo)
In course of the hearings last month, senior lawyer CS Vaidyanathan had underscored that there could not be joint possession of Lord Ram’s birthplace since the “janmasthan [birthplace] itself is the deity”. (Babri Masjid in Ayodhya - HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 02:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByBhadra Sinha

Group of saints says no to renewed mediation in Ayodhya dispute

The Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas, a leading body of saints in Ayodhya, and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad have outrightly rejected any such move for out-of-court settlement of the dispute when the Supreme Court has fixed a deadline to complete hearing of the case
VHP’s Sharad Sharma said such efforts are to scuttle the ongoing hearing in the Supreme Court and delay the judgment.(AP Photo/Representative Image)
VHP’s Sharad Sharma said such efforts are to scuttle the ongoing hearing in the Supreme Court and delay the judgment.(AP Photo/Representative Image)
Updated on Sep 29, 2019 11:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent, Lucknow

Nirmohi Akhara rules out resumption of mediation in Ayodhya dispute

The reaction followed reports in a section of the media that the Nirvani Akhara and the Sunni Waqf Board wanted the mediation process to resume.
Mahant Dinendra Das, head of the Nirmohi Akhara, on Monday ruled out resumption of the mediation process to resolve ongoing title dispute in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case in Supreme Court.(HT Photo)
Mahant Dinendra Das, head of the Nirmohi Akhara, on Monday ruled out resumption of the mediation process to resolve ongoing title dispute in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case in Supreme Court.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 16, 2019 09:52 PM IST
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Lucknow | ByPawan Dixit, Lucknow

‘Maybe Babur’s mansion, not a mosque’, Supreme Court told in Ayodhya dispute

The bench, led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, posed the questions to senior advocate PN Mishra, the advocate of the Ram Mandir Revitalisation Committee – whether the existence of a mosque can be negated.
The Supreme Court has been hearing the Ayodhya dispute on a daily basis.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court has been hearing the Ayodhya dispute on a daily basis.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 29, 2019 10:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Ayodhya dispute: ‘Large number of stakeholders biggest stumbling block in negotiated settlement’

Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board chairman Zufar Ahmed Faruqui discusses how the presence of a large number of stakeholders derailed the negotiations with the Supreme Court-appointed three-member Ayodhya mediation panel.
Zufar Ahmed Faruqui discusses how the presence of a large number of stakeholders derailed the negotiations with the Supreme Court-appointed three-member Ayodhya mediation panel.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Zufar Ahmed Faruqui discusses how the presence of a large number of stakeholders derailed the negotiations with the Supreme Court-appointed three-member Ayodhya mediation panel.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 07, 2019 02:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent, M Tariq Khan

I knew Ayodhya mediation will fail: Yogi Adityanath

Yogi was in Ayodhya to review progress of development projects rolled out by the state government in the temple town.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said he knew that the mediation panel, constituted by the Supreme Court to find a solution to the Ram Janmabhoomi–Babri Masjid dispute, would not be able serve its purpose.(ANI Photo)
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said he knew that the mediation panel, constituted by the Supreme Court to find a solution to the Ram Janmabhoomi–Babri Masjid dispute, would not be able serve its purpose.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Aug 03, 2019 08:51 PM IST
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Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

Ayodhya mediation fails, SC to hear case on day-to-day basis from Aug 6

A five-judge constitution bench, comprising Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, and justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer, arrived at this decision after going through the panel’s report submitted on Thursday.
The Supreme Court on Friday decided to hear the Ayodhya land dispute case daily from August 6.(HT file photo)
The Supreme Court on Friday decided to hear the Ayodhya land dispute case daily from August 6.(HT file photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 08:46 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Ayodhya dispute: Many Muslims willing to give mediation a chance, says litigant

After holding the first round of meeting with all the 25 litigants in the case in Ayodhya on March 13, the Supreme Court appointed mediation panel has held more than three dozen separate sessions with individual parties
According to a Muslim litigant in the Ayodhya dispute, a section of hardliners from both the sides, who had opposed the idea of mediation at the outset, were again trying to thwart the attempt for finding a solution through negotiations.(HT File Photo)
According to a Muslim litigant in the Ayodhya dispute, a section of hardliners from both the sides, who had opposed the idea of mediation at the outset, were again trying to thwart the attempt for finding a solution through negotiations.(HT File Photo)
Published on Jul 12, 2019 10:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent, Lucknow

Petition in Supreme Court seeks early hearing of Ayodhya dispute, says not much progress made in mediation

The Supreme Court has given Ayodhya mediation panel, tasked with exploring the possibility of an amicable settlement of the decades-old issue, till August 15 to find a solution.
The Supreme Court has received a request for an early hearing in the(Mint file photo)
The Supreme Court has received a request for an early hearing in the(Mint file photo)
Updated on Jul 09, 2019 09:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByBhadra Sinha

Nyas hopeful of early resolution as temple issue takes centrestage again

After remaining out of focus during the recent Lok Sabha elections, the Ram temple issue has again taken the centre stage of Uttar Pradesh politics, and the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas (RJN) is delighted.
The Nyas is against the Supreme Court-appointed three-member mediation panel formed to resolve the Ayodhya dispute.(Representative image)
The Nyas is against the Supreme Court-appointed three-member mediation panel formed to resolve the Ayodhya dispute.(Representative image)
Published on Jun 18, 2019 02:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByPawan Dixit, Lucknow

Seers plan Ayodhya meeting in June over Ram temple

The Supreme Court, in March, had appointed a three-member mediation panel to resolve the age-old Ayodhya dispute within eight weeks.
Saints from across the country will converge in Ayodhya on June 3 to discuss the construction of the Ram temple at a meeting convened by the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas(HTPhoto)
Saints from across the country will converge in Ayodhya on June 3 to discuss the construction of the Ram temple at a meeting convened by the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas(HTPhoto)
Updated on May 22, 2019 08:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

Muslims launch signature campaign for resolution of Ayodhya dispute

Undeterred by the failure of past such attempts, a group of Muslim professionals and intellectuals have embarked on a signature campaign for a negotiated settlement of the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmbhoomi land dispute.
Khan, who claims to have obtained the signature of more than 1,000 Muslims, has now started an online petition to take his campaign to other states to create consensus and  for an amicable solution acceptable to all parties.
Khan, who claims to have obtained the signature of more than 1,000 Muslims, has now started an online petition to take his campaign to other states to create consensus and  for an amicable solution acceptable to all parties.
Updated on May 09, 2019 04:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByM Tariq Khan, Lucknow

To be good neighbours in Ayodhya

As a mediation process is under way in the Ayodhya dispute, the city’s residents recall how neighbours helped fill the breach between two communities
(L-R) Tourist guide Kaleshwar Yadav and Iqbal Ansari at Ansari’s residence in Ayodhya.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
(L-R) Tourist guide Kaleshwar Yadav and Iqbal Ansari at Ansari’s residence in Ayodhya.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 19, 2019 09:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByParamita Ghosh
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