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What Happened When In The Babri Masjid Demolition?

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On December 6, 1992, 28 years ago, millions of kar sevaks in Ayodhya demolished the disputed structure of Babri Masjid. The Babri Masjid of Ayodhya had been in dispute for hundreds of years. BJP leader and former Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani started the agitation in 1990 for the construction of Ram temple.

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From the morning of 5 December 1992, Karsevaks started arriving near the disputed structure in Ayodhya. At that time, the Supreme Court had allowed only bhajan-kirtan in front of the disputed structure. But the next morning, on 6 December, the crowd became angry and disputed the disputed structure of the Babri Masjid. 

It is said that more than 1.5 lakh kar sevaks were present at that time and Babri’s structure was demolished by the crowd in just 5 hours. Babri Masjid was demolished at 5.45 pm. After this, communal riots broke out across the country. More than 2 thousand people were killed in these riots. The FIR of the case was registered and 49 people were made accused.The accused included leaders of BJP and VHP like LK Advani, Uma Bharti, Murali Manohar Joshi, Kalyan Singh, Champat Rai, Kamlesh Tripathi.

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The case continued in the court for 28 years and on 30 September this year, the CBI court of Lucknow acquitted all the accused for lack of evidence. By the time of the verdict, 32 of the 49 accused were left, the remaining 17 accused had died. The first FIR number 197/1992 was registered against all the kar sevaks who were charged with robbery, robbery, injuring, damaging the place of public worship and increasing enmity between the two groups on the basis of religion.

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The second FIR 198/1992 was against 8 people belonging to BJP, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Bajrang Dal and RSS who had allegedly given inflammatory speeches from the stage at Ramkatha Park. The FIR named BJP leader LK Advani, VHP general secretary Ashok Singhal, Bajrang Dal leader Vinay Katiyar, Uma Bharti, Sadhvi Ritambhara, Murali Manohar Joshi, Giriraj Kishore and Vishnu Hari Dalmia.

The investigation into the cases of the people registered in the first FIR was later handed over to the CBI while the investigation of the cases registered in the second FIR was handed over to the UP CID.

In the year 1993, both FIRs were transferred to other places. A special court was set up in Lalitpur for hearing FIR No. 197 against Karsevaks, while FIR No. 198 hearing was transferred to the special court of Rae Bareli.

Meanwhile, the central government led by PV Narasimha Rao, under an ordinance, acquired about 67 acres of land in the name of protecting Ramlala. On 7 January 1993, after the ordinance was approved by Parliament, it was converted into law

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Apart from this, on November 9 last year, the Supreme Court gave a decision regarding the ownership of the land. Owing to this decision, the owner of the land pronounced in favor of Ram Janmabhoomi temple. 

Ordered to give 5 acres of land separately for the mosque. On 5 August this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed Bhoomipujan for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.

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