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Tracing The History Of Babri Masjid

A chronology of events related to Babri Masjid- Ram Janmabhoomi

Tracing The History Of Babri Masjid
Tracing The History Of Babri Masjid
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2018-12-06T12:23:24+05:30
  • 1528 Babar’s commander, Mir Baqi, builds the mosque
  • 1856 Awadh’s Nawab Wajid Ali Shah removed from power and exiled to Calcutta

  • 1857 The epoch-making Indian rebellion takes place. Awadh is one of its main centres.
  • 1859 British administrator erects fence to separate the places of worship, with the inner court to be used by Muslims and outer court by Hindus
  • 1885 The “Janam Asthan” suit of Mahant Raghubardas, seeking permission to build a temple over a chabutra, denied and dismissed
  • 1934 Communal riot triggered by news of cow slaughter in Shahjahanpur damages mosque, but it is subsequently repaired
  • 1944 Commissioner of waqfs declares the land to be Sunnis’ property as Babar was a Sunni

  • 1949 Ram idol appears inside the mosque, Muslims complain and file suit. Hindus file counter-suit, leading the government to declare it disputed and lock its gate.
  • 1950-59 Hindu priests file a number of suits in the next nine years demanding the right to perform puja and place idols inside the structure, and the Nirmohi Akhara files a suit demanding actual control of the site in 1959
  • 1964 VHP formed to safeguard “Hindu interests”
  • 1984 Parliament elections in the wake of Indira Gandhi’s assassination...
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