Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid Case: Well, we all know about Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid case as it is all over the news since the case was even started. And till date, there is no conclusive outcome regarding it but now the case seems to be progressing as the hearing in the case moved at the Supreme Court of India.
Now, the Ayodhya case is being heard by an Indian Constitution Bench of Chief Justice: Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan as well as Abdul Nazeer.
Supreme Court, India’s highest judicial body turned down two pleas in the Ayodhya case on Thursday. Out of two, the first one was straight deals with the way the disputed land was split as per to the 2010 Allahabad High Court ruling, and an additional that would have had a straight influence on the Supreme Court’s concluding verdict in the case.
Well, with the help of this article we are going to tell you everything regarding the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid case. So, let’s get started….
What is the Ayodhya Dispute?
The Ayodhya dispute is basically a political, historical as well as socio-religious debate in India, which has been centered on a plot of land in the city of Ayodhya, which is located in Ayodha district, Uttar Pradesh.
The issues basically go around the access to a site traditionally considered among Hindus to be the origin of the Hindu god Rama, the history as well as the location of the Babri Masjid at the site, and whether an earlier Hindu temple was destroyed or reformed to create the mosque.
The Babri Masjid was then demolished in the course of a political rally which turned into a riot on 6 December 1992.
What Provoked the Ayodhya Dispute?
It all started when statues of Lord Ram and Sita were placed inside the mosque back in 1949. It was done in order to stake the claim and then converting the present mosque into the Ram temple. After this, Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, reached out at chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, GB Pant, asking him to address the matter and take away the idols as “a dangerous example is being set there.”
But at that moment many leaders of Hindu nationalist rapidly let go Nehru’s concerns as well as dropped the requests to remove the idols. Next, to this disagreement, the gates of the mosque were locked as well as after that the doors remained shut for the next 40 years.
After that in the year 1989, Rajiv Gandhi who was Nehru’s grandson tried to conciliate voter-sentiment and also gave orders for the gates to get reopened again. In retaliation of this act, there were many leaders of BJP’s Hindutva brigade leaders, as well as RSS, VHP and Bajrang Dal workers, who ran the campaigns in order to rebuild the Ram temple. The campaign wave then intensified all over the next three years up to 6 December 1992, when LK Advani planned a rath yatra to Ayodhya, ending in the destruction of the 400-year-old mosque.
What Happed afterward?
On 16 December 1992 which is just ten days after the matter, the government established the Liberhan Commission of India in order to investigate the pulling down of the Babri Mosque.
However, in 2010, the Allahabad High Court’s ruling said that the ‘disputed land was Ram’s birthplace’, that the ‘mosque was built after the demolition of a temple’ and that ‘it was not built in accordance with the tenets of Islam’. At that time, it had ruled out that this disputed land would be divided into total of three equal parts, out of which one-third going to the Ram Lalla, for the building of the Ram temple, another one-third going to the Islamic Sunni Waqf Board as well as the remaining land to Nirmohi Akhara, which is a Hindu religious denomination.
On the other hand, the apex court suspended the ruling in the year 2011 after the Hindu and Muslim groups had appealed against the verdict.