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Sec 144 imposed in Mathura after Mahasabha threat to install idol in mosque

The clampdown comes even as another right wing organisation, the Narayani Sena, has said it will take out a march from Vishram Ghat to Sri Krishna Janmasthan, demanding the "removal" of the mosque.
Police said they have detained Narayani Sena secretary Amit Mishra in Mathura Kotwali, while the outfit claimed its national president Manish Yadav has been detained in Lucknow.(Representative Image/HT File)
Police said they have detained Narayani Sena secretary Amit Mishra in Mathura Kotwali, while the outfit claimed its national president Manish Yadav has been detained in Lucknow.(Representative Image/HT File)
Published on Nov 28, 2021 08:39 PM IST
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AIMPLB members, Sunni Central Waqf Board officials spat over legality of Ayodhya’s upcoming mosque

All India Muslim Personal Law Board member Zafaryab Jilani on Wednesday said the proposed mosque in Ayodhya following last year’s Supreme Court verdict is against the Waqf Act and “illegal” under the Shariat laws.
Blueprint of Ayodhya mosque to replace Babri Masjid, released by Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF). Its foundation will be laid on Republic Day.(PTI)
Blueprint of Ayodhya mosque to replace Babri Masjid, released by Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF). Its foundation will be laid on Republic Day.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 23, 2020 11:38 PM IST
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5-acre land, zero-energy structure: Mosque in Ayodhya’s Dhannipur village

The mosque will be spherical in shape and will be able to accommodate 2,000 namazis or worshippers at a time and will be four times bigger than the Babri Masjid.
The complex would come up on five acres of land allotted to the board following the November 2019 order of the Supreme Court in the Ram Janmabhoomi- Babri Masjid case. (Special Arrangement)
The complex would come up on five acres of land allotted to the board following the November 2019 order of the Supreme Court in the Ram Janmabhoomi- Babri Masjid case. (Special Arrangement)
Updated on Dec 20, 2020 04:22 PM IST
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UP Sunni Waqf board to release Ayodhya mosque blueprint today

The mosque is coming up on five acres alloted to the board following the November 2019 order of the Supreme Court in the Babri Masjid- Ram Janmabhoomi case.
Trust officials speaking on condition of anonymity said chief minister Yogi Adityanath will be invited for this ceremony.(Reuters File Photo)
Trust officials speaking on condition of anonymity said chief minister Yogi Adityanath will be invited for this ceremony.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Dec 19, 2020 04:01 AM IST
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Supreme Court refuses to extend security of former judge who pronounced Babri verdict

The 16th century mosque was demolished on December 6, 1992 by ‘kar sevaks’ who believed that it occupied the site where Lord Ram was born, the destruction triggering riots that left hundreds dead in the country and widening rifts between the communities.
Last year, a five-judge Constitution bench of the apex court had ruled that the 2.77-acre land claimed by both Hindus and Muslims would be handed over to a trust for the building of a temple.(PTI File Photo)
Last year, a five-judge Constitution bench of the apex court had ruled that the 2.77-acre land claimed by both Hindus and Muslims would be handed over to a trust for the building of a temple.(PTI File Photo)
Published on Nov 02, 2020 02:12 PM IST
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Babri Masjid demolition case: A look at other high-profile CBI cases that did not stand up in court

Having earned the moniker of “caged parrot” from the country’s highest court, CBI often gets slammed for shoddy probes or weak prosecution tactics by courts
The agency has a conviction rate of around 69% in its cases, but it is the high-profile cases where its work is often put to the test.(Representational Photo)
The agency has a conviction rate of around 69% in its cases, but it is the high-profile cases where its work is often put to the test.(Representational Photo)
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 10:33 AM IST
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‘Spontaneous act’: All 32 acquitted 28 years later

The verdict by judge SK Yadav ended a 28-year-long legal fight, and brought relief to senior BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Kalyan Singh and Uma Bharti, but raised serious questions about the investigation into a high-profile case
(From L to R)Senior BJP leader LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, former union minister Uma Bharti, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh, right-wing leader Vinay Katiyar, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra General Secretary Champat Rai, Sadhvi Rithambara, Sakshi Maharaj and Hindu religious leader Ram Vilas Vedanti acquitted by the CBI Court in the Babri Masjid case, in New Delhi.(PTI)
(From L to R)Senior BJP leader LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, former union minister Uma Bharti, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh, right-wing leader Vinay Katiyar, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra General Secretary Champat Rai, Sadhvi Rithambara, Sakshi Maharaj and Hindu religious leader Ram Vilas Vedanti acquitted by the CBI Court in the Babri Masjid case, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 06:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByPawan Dixit and Manish Chandra Pandey

Babri Masjid judgment: Experts point to inconsistent reading of conspiracy laws

On the nature evidence and yardstick applied for judging conspiracy, Hegde said that there have been various instances in which conspiracy charges have been applied when at the spontaneous call of one person, others have joined in to injure a person or beat him to death.
Police personnel stands guard and uses drone to check the area around Jama Masjid in Agra on Wednesday, as the all accused acquitted in the Babri Masjid demolition case by the Special CBI Court in Lucknow.(ANI)
Police personnel stands guard and uses drone to check the area around Jama Masjid in Agra on Wednesday, as the all accused acquitted in the Babri Masjid demolition case by the Special CBI Court in Lucknow.(ANI)
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 06:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMurali Krishnan

Babri Masjid case closed for now

But it is unlikely the last word has been heard on this chapter of India’s history
Devotees touch bricks with 'Shri Ram' embossed and engraved on them during a visit to the Ram Janm Bhoomi Nyas workshop at Karsevak Puram , November 9, 2019(Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)
Devotees touch bricks with 'Shri Ram' embossed and engraved on them during a visit to the Ram Janm Bhoomi Nyas workshop at Karsevak Puram , November 9, 2019(Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 05:31 AM IST
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News updates from Hindustan Times: ‘No justice, Muslim Board should appeal,’ says Asaduddin Owaisi on Babri verdict and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times
AIMIM MP from Hyderabad Asaduddin Owaisi.(PTI)
AIMIM MP from Hyderabad Asaduddin Owaisi.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 30, 2020 05:00 PM IST
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Babri demolition case: LK Advani, 31 others acquitted; no local testified

Ruling out the criminal conspiracy theory, the court held that the demolition on December 6, 1992 was a spontaneous act and not pre-planned.
BJP Leader LK Advani at his Delhi residence after the verdict in the Babri Masjid demolition case. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
BJP Leader LK Advani at his Delhi residence after the verdict in the Babri Masjid demolition case. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2020 04:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByPawan Dixit and Manish Chandra Pandey

‘No justice, Muslim Board should appeal’: Asaduddin Owaisi on Babri verdict

Describing it as a black day in the Indian judiciary, Asaduddin Owaisi alleged that this judgment was given only to satisfy the Hindutva ideology.
Scenes outside the special CBI court after the Babri Masjid demolition verdict in which all 32 accused were acquitted. (HT Photo)
Scenes outside the special CBI court after the Babri Masjid demolition verdict in which all 32 accused were acquitted. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2020 03:48 PM IST
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Babri Masjid demolition case: Verdict counter to SC judgment, says Congress

The party said every Indian, who has innate faith in the Constitution as also in the spirit of communal amity and brotherhood, expects and urges the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government to file an appeal against the special court’s decision
Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala addresses a press conference in New Delhi.(PTI photo)
Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala addresses a press conference in New Delhi.(PTI photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2020 05:19 PM IST
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Court’s verdict proves no conspiracy was hatched in Ayodhya: BJP’s Murli Manohar Joshi

Joshi made this remark after all the accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case were acquitted by the Special CBI court in Lucknow.
Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi.(Hindustan Times)
Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 30, 2020 02:10 PM IST
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Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | ByAsian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar

‘Justice done’: Leaders hail special CBI court verdict in Babri demolition case

Delivering the verdict, judge SK Yadav said that the demolition of the mosque was not pre-planned, but a spontaneous act. He also said that “there is no conclusive proof against the accused.”
BJP MP Ram Vilas Vedanti .(HT photo)
BJP MP Ram Vilas Vedanti .(HT photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2020 04:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar

Babri Masjid demolition verdict: All 32 accused acquitted

CBI judge Surendra Kumar Yadav ordered the acquittal citing a lack of evidence and added the probe agency could not prove the authenticity of the audio and video evidence submitted
The verdict came months after the Supreme Court in November 2019 ruled in favour of building a temple at the 2.77-acre site where the mosque once stood in Ayodhya. Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a ceremony to mark the beginning of the temple construction in August.(Representational Photo/HT)
The verdict came months after the Supreme Court in November 2019 ruled in favour of building a temple at the 2.77-acre site where the mosque once stood in Ayodhya. Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a ceremony to mark the beginning of the temple construction in August.(Representational Photo/HT)
Updated on Sep 30, 2020 01:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer

Babri Masjid demolition verdict: Security vigil tightened in Delhi

A senior police officer said a “special watch” is being kept outside the residences of some senior political leaders and police personnel have been deployed at important establishments
Till early Wednesday afternoon, no trouble was reported in Delhi on account of the court verdict in Babri Masjid demolition case.(HT file)
Till early Wednesday afternoon, no trouble was reported in Delhi on account of the court verdict in Babri Masjid demolition case.(HT file)
Updated on Sep 30, 2020 02:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha

Babri Masjid demolition case live: Satyamev Jayate, tweets Yogi Adityanath after Babri verdict; jabs Congress

Babri Masjid Demolition Case Verdict Live Updates: Former deputy prime minister LK Advani, former Union minister MM Joshi, former Union minister Uma Bharti and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh were among the 32 accused acquitted in the case investigated by the CBI.
Key accused and senior leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti have been acquitted in the Babri Masjid demolition case.(HT file photo)
Key accused and senior leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti have been acquitted in the Babri Masjid demolition case.(HT file photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2020 04:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai

Babri Masjid demolition verdict: On high alert, UP police told to prevent gatherings

Babri Masjid demolition verdict: BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti and Kalyan Singh are unlikely to be present in the court during the delivery of verdict.
Heavy security deployment has been made outside special CBI court where the verdict in Babri Masjid demolition case will be delivered on Wednesday.(PTI FIle)
Heavy security deployment has been made outside special CBI court where the verdict in Babri Masjid demolition case will be delivered on Wednesday.(PTI FIle)
Updated on Sep 30, 2020 02:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Babri demolition case verdict today, D-day for Advani and 31 others

Babri demolition case: LK Advani, MM Joshi,Uma Bharti and Kalyan Singh may attend via video conference.
A sunrise view from Ram Ki Pedi, at Ayodhya.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
A sunrise view from Ram Ki Pedi, at Ayodhya.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2020 02:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByPawan Dixit and Manish Chandra Pandey

CBI court to pronounce Babri verdict tomorrow: All you need to know

The demolition in December 1992 triggered some of the deadliest riots since partition and left about 2,000 dead
The court called the Allahabad high court’s February 12, 2001, verdict dropping the charges “erroneous”.(ANI)
The court called the Allahabad high court’s February 12, 2001, verdict dropping the charges “erroneous”.(ANI)
Updated on Sep 29, 2020 01:55 PM IST
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Babri demolition case: Accused may seek exemption from appearance in court

Some of the 32 accused – including senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi -- may ask the court to allow them to appear via video conference, citing their advanced age and the coronavirus pandemic, their lawyer said.
Senior BJP leader L K Advani is among the accused in the case (File Photo/PTI)
Senior BJP leader L K Advani is among the accused in the case (File Photo/PTI)
Updated on Sep 29, 2020 02:40 PM IST
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‘Babri case must be dropped’: VHP after Muslim litigant’s appeal to free all

On September 30, the special CBI court will deliver its final verdict in the criminal cases linked to the mosque’s demolition in 1992.
Updated on Sep 18, 2020 11:39 PM IST
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Alongside Dhannipur mosque in Ayodhya, a 200-bed multi-specialty hospital

The hospital will be part of Indo-Islamic Centre Complex in Ayodhya village that will also include a community kitchen and an Indo-Islamic Research Centre
A 200-bed multi-speciality hospital will be built in Ayodhya’s Dhannipur along with a mosque.(HT FILE PHOTO)
A 200-bed multi-speciality hospital will be built in Ayodhya’s Dhannipur along with a mosque.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Sep 09, 2020 07:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

Mosque in Ayodhya will be of same size as Babri Masjid, says trust formed for its construction

The Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board has formed the Indo-Islamic Cultural Foundation (IICF), a trust, for the construction of the mosque on the five-acre plot.
A general view of Ayodhya city(Reuters image)
A general view of Ayodhya city(Reuters image)
Updated on Sep 05, 2020 02:54 PM IST
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Lucknow | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Babri Masjid case: Legal proceedings likely to end today, accused to reply in CBI court

Surendra Kumar Yadav, judge, special CBI court, has set a deadline of August 31 for all 32 accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case to submit their written replies in the case.
File phpoto: A general view of Ayodhya city(Reuters)
File phpoto: A general view of Ayodhya city(Reuters)
Updated on Aug 31, 2020 10:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByPawan Dixit | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Babri demolition case: Accused likely to file written reply today

Senior BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Kalyan Singh are among 32 accused persons in the Babri Masjid demolition case
Flags put up across the city on the eve of the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Ram Janmabhumi temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.(HT photo)
Flags put up across the city on the eve of the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Ram Janmabhumi temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.(HT photo)
Updated on Sep 29, 2020 02:52 PM IST
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Relief for Swara Bhasker as AG refuses action in contempt case

The plea against Bhasker, which was filed by Shetty on August 17, was placed before AG for his consent to list the matter before the court.
Swara Bhasker had, on February 1, attended a panel discussion organized by the non-government organisation (NGO) Mumbai Collective on the topic Artists Against Communalism.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Swara Bhasker had, on February 1, attended a panel discussion organized by the non-government organisation (NGO) Mumbai Collective on the topic Artists Against Communalism.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 24, 2020 01:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMurali Krishnan

Supreme Court sets Sept 30 deadline to complete Babri trial

The BJP leaders are on trial for the 1992 demolition of the Babri Masjid at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh. They have been charged for various offences under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) including promoting enmity between religious groups.
In April 2017, the Supreme Court ordered that an additional charge of criminal conspiracy under section 120B of the IPC should be framed against the accused BJP leaders.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
In April 2017, the Supreme Court ordered that an additional charge of criminal conspiracy under section 120B of the IPC should be framed against the accused BJP leaders.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 23, 2020 01:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMurali Krishnan

Babri mosque demolition case in last leg, CBI told to file written reply

A special CBI court in Lucknow that completed the recording of statements of the accused in the 1992 Babri mosque demolition case last month has asked the premier investigation agency to file its reply by August 21.
The legal experts are of the opinion that the CBI court will need further extension of about two months to deliver judgment in the case. (Photo: Indiarailinfo)
The legal experts are of the opinion that the CBI court will need further extension of about two months to deliver judgment in the case. (Photo: Indiarailinfo)
Updated on Aug 19, 2020 03:04 PM IST
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