Construction on the Babri Masjid, a mosque in Ayodhya, India, started in 1528. Legend has it that the mosque was built on the birthplace of Rama, an important Hindu deity. In 1992, a group of Hindu nationalists destroyed the mosque, claiming it was built on top of a temple honoring Rama. The incident sparked sectarian violence throughout India and resulted in the deaths of thousands of people. While the Indian government has since rebuilt a replica of the Babri Masjid, the original site remains a flashpoint for religious tensions between Hindus and Muslims in India.
This blog post will explore how the demolition of Babri Masjid has affected Muslim communities in India since it happened on 6 December 1992
A Look at the History of the Babri Masjid
The Babri Masjid is a mosque in Ayodhya, India. It was built on the site of the birthplace of Hindu deity Rama. The mosque has been a source of conflict between the Muslim and Hindu communities since the 18th century. In the following pages, we will take a look at the history of the Babri Masjid and how it came to be.
The mosque was built in the 15th century. It was built in a Muslim neighborhood. It is considered a religious site by Muslims and Hindus. The mosque was destroyed in July 2005 by suspected Islamic militants. They blew a hole in the wall of the complex with a jeep loaded with explosives. The security forces killed five of the terrorists and injured one. In the aftermath, a Liberhan commission was formed and the matter was finally resolved 17 years ago. During that time, the government of India ruled that the BJP and Hindu groups were responsible for the demolition of the mosque.
The Babri Masjid was built in the 16th century by Mughal Emperor Babur
In 1961, the Rajput noble Jai Singh II purchased the land for the mosque. After partitioning the area between Hindu and Muslim groups, the British colonial administration built a fence around the site. The Sunni board demolished the temple and put idols inside. In 1949, the Muslim groups had their own committee spearheading the construction of a Hindu temple in the mosque. After the partition, Hindu groups organized a committee and began to construct it.
In the 1920s, the Muslims and Hindus continued to fight over the ownership of the site. Ultimately, the British government locked the gates, and the mosque was renamed the Babari masjid and returned to its Hindu custodians. The dispute has lasted nearly half a century. A S Beveridge interpretation of the disputed site is an attempt to settle the issue without settling the dispute.
On December 6th 1992, Hindu nationalists demolished the mosque to build a temple for Lord Ram
The controversy began when the Hindu god Rama’s birthplace was identified. The mosque was built on this site and was mentioned in 1853 by the British. When the Indian government took control of the area, the Muslim group had the chance to move the statues inside the mosque. Despite this controversy, the Muslim community has been working to restore the mosque to its original condition. It is important to note that the building of the Babri Masjid was constructed on the site of a Hindu temple.
The Babri masjid was built in 1528. The dispute was exacerbated in 1949 when Hindus placed idols of Ram inside the mosque. In 2010, the Sunni Waqf Board declared the mosque to be a disputed structure. It is imperative to keep this important landmark in our country. It has become an eminent symbol of equality for all citizens. In addition to its cultural significance, the Babri masjid is a landmark in the local community.
Sparked communal violence between Hindus and Muslims
The dispute over the Babari masjid was a major cause for conflict. While a religious minority group fought the Muslims for the mosque, the Hindus argued that the mosque was built on the same site. The two sides disagreed about the mosque’s location, but the Muslims have not agreed to relinquish their claim. The Supreme Court ordered that both sides accept a court-monitored mediator.
The Supreme Court has vacated its previous decision and ordered a court-monitored mediator to try to resolve the issue. In order to prevent future disputes from arising, the Babri Masjid should not be demolished. Those who are in favor of the demolition should be punished, not the Muslims. But the Hindus should not forget that the government should take care of the legal costs of the Demolition.
There are still many people today who wish to rebuild the mosque on its original site
The Muslims, on the other hand, have a right to protect their holy sites. However, they should not deny the rights of the minorities. In this case, they are the ones who determine the rights of their citizens. It is the right of religious freedom. The Supreme Court should uphold the ruling of the court and respect the fundamental values of the majority. It is the will of the people to protect the sacred buildings.
The Babri Masjid is an icon of the Hindus. The Hindutva groups have no interest in calling it a “masjid”. Instead, they think it’s a shrine and an incomplete Ram Temple. The Supreme Court has appointed the SRJTK Trust as the trustee to ensure that this monument will be restored. And it will also be the centre of attraction for the Muslim community.
Babri Masjid Demolished
In 1992, a large group of Hindu activists from Vishva Hindu Parishad and allied organisations illegally demolished the Babri Masjid in the state of Gujarat. The incident has since been condemned by many as a violation of human rights. But is this event really a case of religious violence? Or was it a protest against a more radical political ideology? Here are some of the reasons why this act was so wrong.
First, the court dismissed the rioting cases. On October 5, 1993, the government handed them to the CBI. On January 10, 1996, the CBI filed a supplementary chargesheet. It accused the Shiv Sena leaders and others of a wider conspiracy to attack the Babri Masjid. On December 7, the magistrate of Lucknow ordered the framing of charges against 48 accused.
Later, the court freed 32 people who had been accused of causing the riots. The court also said that there was no proof of a conspiracy. It added that the mosque may have fallen down by itself. However, the BJP has accused the three defendants of provoking the crowd. The Supreme Court has not yet given a verdict on the case. But the acquittals have led the Muslim community to challenge the acquittals in an appeals court.
Muslim communities are still living with the effects of this event today
The court says that the Muslims tried to destroy the mosque, but their leaders stopped them. The Muslim community will file an appeal against these acquittals in an appeals court. The BJP is urging its supporters to protest the decision in the courts. But the Supreme Court’s decision last year had the opposite effect, allowing the BJP to get the site. It benefited the BJP as the Hindus were more likely to be able to build the mosque.
In the first case, the Muslim community had to wait until the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Babri Masjid case. Several of the accused were already acquitted. The prosecution, however, claimed that the court did not act on the intelligence bureau’s inputs that the mosque had been attacked. The Muslims have also accused the police of “insulting” the Muslims in the proceedings.
The verdict comes nearly two decades after the Babri Masjid was demolished, and a religious riot broke out in the area. Despite the widespread protest, the case is still a legal dispute. While the government argued that it is an act of religion, the Supreme Court of India ruled that the incident was a political conflict between the two religions. In addition, the special court ruled that the demolition was not preplanned.
It is estimated that 20 million Indian Muslims were displaced or killed during this time
The Babri Masjid was built in 1949, but it was controversial and contested. In 1989, a civil court judge ruled that the mosque was illegally constructed. The Supreme Court characterized the incident as “egregious violation of the rule of law” and granted Ram temple advocates permission to use the cleared area. The demolition of the disputed structure was controversial, and both sides sought to protect their beliefs.
The disputed area is a hotspot in the state of UP. In the midst of this conflict, a Hindu ‘karsevak’ has declared the Babri Masjid illegal. In a riot, a group of Hindu ‘karsevaks’ claims that the mosque is not secular. Consequently, it was not allowed to be built.
The disputed area was not only contested, but the Babri Masjid itself was the subject of civil court suits as well. A suit by the Ram Lalla family for the right to worship in the disputed area was filed in 1951. The Nirmohi Akhara filed a third suit in 1959. Another suit was filed by the UP Sunni Central Wakf Board to occupy the site.
The BJP and the Hindu nationalist organization RSS file separate suits against the state’s government in Faizabad. The Sunni Waqf Board’s order to open the disputed site is followed by a judicial decision, and the Supreme Court rules in favor of the BJP. It is a court order stating that the disputed site is a mosque. In the meantime, the government argues that the mosque is not a temple.