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Babri Masjid

In this file photo, is seen Babri mosque in Ayodhya. All 32 accused in Babri mosque demolition case have been acquitted by the special CBI court after the pronouncement of its judgment in the case.

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Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad arrives at the residence of BJP veteran LK Advani, one of the accused in the Babri mosque demolition case, after the CBI court pronounced its judgement in the case, in New Delhi. All the 32 accused in the case were acquitted by the court.

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Acharya Dharmendra Dev, an accused in the 1992 attack and demolition of a 16th century mosque, leaves for a court in Lucknow. An Indian court on Wednesday acquitted all 32 accused, including four senior leaders of the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, in the case. The demolition sparked Hindu-Muslim violence that left some 2,000 people dead.

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Hindu hardliner Sadhvi Ritambhara, an accused in the 1992 attack and demolition of a 16th century mosque, leaves for a court in Lucknow. An Indian court on Wednesday acquitted all 32 accused, including four senior leaders of the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, in the case. The demolition sparked Hindu-Muslim violence that left some 2,000 people dead.

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BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj arrives at a special CBI court during pronouncement of its judgement in the 1992 Babri mosque demolition accused case, in Lucknow.

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Media personnel wait outside the residence of BJP veteran LK Advani, one of the accused in the Babri mosque demolition case, as the trial court pronounces its judgement in the case, in New Delhi.

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Police stand guard outside a special CBI court during pronouncement of its judgement of those accused in 1992 Babri mosque demolition case, in Lucknow.

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Ram Vilash Vadanti, one of the accused in the Babri mosque demolition case, arrives to appear in a special CBI court during pronouncement of its judgement in the case, in Lucknow.

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Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam members observe the 27th anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition, in Chennai.

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Activists and supporters of different leftist outfits hold placards as they participate in a rally to protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) and also for communal harmony to mark the anniversary of the Babri Masjid Mosque demolition, in Kolkata.

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Activists and supporters of different leftist outfits hold placards as they participate in a rally to protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) and also for communal harmony to mark the anniversary of the Babri Masjid Mosque demolition, in Kolkata.

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Activists and supporters of different leftist outfits hold placards as they participate in a rally to protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) and also for communal harmony to mark the anniversary of the Babri Masjid Mosque demolition, in Kolkata.

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Rapid Action Force (RAF) deployed near Charminar on the anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition, in Hyderabad.

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Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) member hold placard as they protest against the Supreme Court's decision of allocation of disputed site of Ayodhya on the 27th anniversary of the Babri Masjid's demolition, in New Delhi.

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Policemen stand guard near Hanumangarhi area on the eve of the 27th anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, in Ayodhya.

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Policemen conduct search of a motorcyclist at a barricade, as part of security measures on the eve of the 27th anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, near Hanumangarhi area in Ayodhya.

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Policemen conduct search of a motorcyclist as he attempts to cross the barricade, on the eve of the 27th anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, near Ram Janmabhoomi Ayodhya police station in Ayodhya.

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Children recite the holy Quoran under the guidance of a Muslim cleric at Jama Masjid Malik Shah, in Ayodhya.

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A cyclist rides past Jama Masjid Malik Shah, in Ayodhya.

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Members of Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamath stage a protest against Supreme Court's verdict on Ayodhya land case, in Chennai.

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All India Muslim Personal Law Board senior member MP Asaduddin Owaisi after the meeting of board's working committee on the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya dispute, in Lucknow. AIMPLB will file review petition against Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya issue and said it was against accepting the five-acre alternative land given for a mosque.

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All India Muslim Personal Law Board secretary Zafaryab Jilani and member S.Q.R. Iliyas address a press conference, in Lucknow. AIMPLB will file review petition against Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya issue and said it was against accepting the five-acre alternative land given for a mosque.

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Interior of the Babri mosque, which was built in the Sharqi style of ­architecture, ­popular from the Delhi Sutanate period to the early Mughal era

Activists of Jammu and Kashmir Dogra Front feed sweets to portraits of the five Supreme Court judges involved in the verdict in the decades-old land title dispute between Muslims and Hindus, in Jammu. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Hindu temple on a disputed religious ground and ordered that alternative land be given to Muslims.

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Security personnel keep vigil outside the Jama Masjid Mosque in New Delhi. Security has been beefed up across India ahead of the Supreme Court verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri masjid title suit.

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In this file photo, a security officer guards the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya, closing off the disputed site claimed by Muslims and Hindus. Supreme court is expected to pronounce its verdict on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in the decades-old land title dispute between Muslims and Hindus over plans to build a temple on a site.

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In this file photo, a view of Babri Masjid. The Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 its verdict in the politically sensitive case of Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya

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Police personnel near the site of disputed Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid site, in Ayodhya.

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Police personnel conduct searches near the site of disputed Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid site, in Ayodhya. The Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 its verdict in the politically sensitive case of Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya.

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Tourists visit Ramjanmabhoomi Nyas kaaryashala in Ayodhya. The Supreme Court is likely to deliver its verdict on the Ayodhya title suit before November 17.

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Police personnel stand guard at Naya Ghat in Ayodhya. Centre has dispatched 4000 paramilitary personnel to Uttar Pradesh ahead of SC verdict on Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.

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Police personnel conduct searches near the site of disputed Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid site, as the verdict date nears, in Ayodhya.

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Police personnel guard the premises near the disputed Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid site, as the verdict date nears, in Ayodhya.

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Police personnel leave after being discharged of their duty for the day from near the disputed Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid site, as the verdict date nears, in Ayodhya.

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Navi Mumbai Police personnel flag march at Shivaji Chowk Vashi ahead of final verdict by Supreme Court on Ayodhya land dispute case, in Navi Mumbai.

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Police personnel conduct searches near the site of disputed Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid site, as the verdict date nears, in Ayodhya.

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Police personnel conduct searches near the site of disputed Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid site, as the verdict date nears, in Ayodhya.

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National President Of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind Maulana Arshad Madni addresses a press conference on Babri Masjid, in New Delhi.

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Media personnel outside the Supreme Court, in New Delhi.

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Mahant Ramdas of Nirmohi Akhara with Jamaat Ulama-e-Hind president Molana Suhaib Qasmi at Supreme Court premises, in New Delhi. SC has granted 3 days to contesting parties to file written note on moulding of relief in Ayodhya land dispute case.

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People commute through a street in Ram Ki Paidi area in Ayodhya.

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A police personnel checks a rider as other stand guard, in Ayodhya. The Supreme Court Wednesday concluded hearing in the politically sensitive case of Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya and reserved the judgement. The bench heard for 40 days the arguments of the Hindu and the Muslim sides.

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Babri Masjid Action Committee convenor and senior advocate Zafaryab Jilani addresses the media, at Supreme Court premises in New Delhi. SC grants 3 days to contesting parties to file written note on moulding of relief in Ayodhya land dispute case.

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Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) member Pandit Nand Kishore Mishra and Nirmohi Akhara's Sitaram Das at the Supreme Court after a hearing of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case, in New Delhi.

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Members of various left-wing parties participate in a protest march on the 26th anniversary of Babri mosque demolition and Bhimrao Ambedkar's death anniversary, in Patna.

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BJP leaders Pramod Mahajan, L.K. Advani, M.M. Joshi at the Babri Masjid

A view of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya before demolition in 1992

A view of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in October, 1990. Several rallies and demostrations were organised in country on the 25th anniversary of the demolition of the mosque.

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The razing of Babri Masjid, Dec 6, ’92

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Makeshift structure that came up after the Babri demolition

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In this Dec 6, 1992 image, The domes are intact, Sangh supporters having fun a few hours before the mood turned ugly

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Excavation at the site, claimed to be evidence of a Ram temple

Kar sevaks celebrate the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992

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Babri Masjid, on December 6, 1992

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Hindus entered the Babri Masjid on December 22-23, 1949, with the complicity of the Faizabad DM, and installed a Ram idol inside it

Sunni Waqf Board's lawyer Shakeel Ahmed Sayeed talks to the media after a hearing on Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi case at the Supreme Court, in New Delhi.

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