Ayodhya Dispute: News

Varanasi's Gyanvapi Mosque: Survey complete; Shivling found inside well

The Varanasi Gyanvapi Mosque complex's court-ordered videography survey was completed on Monday, a day before the next court hearing.

Gyanvapi Mosque survey: SC refuses to grant interim status quo

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to grant an interim order of status quo on the survey of the Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

04 Feb 2021

Ram Mandir

Two sisters claim ownership of land offered for Ayodhya mosque

Two Delhi-based sisters moved the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday claiming the ownership of five-acre land allotted to the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board for the construction of a mosque in Ayodhya in accordance with the Supreme Court's verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case.

25 Jan 2021

Babri Masjid

Ayodhya mosque may be named after warrior Maulvi Ahmadullah Shah

The proposed mosque in Ayodhya that is set to be built following the Supreme Court verdict in the Babri Masjid case may be named after Maulvi Ahmadullah Shah, a warrior of the 1857 mutiny against the British.

22 Dec 2020


VHP to start fund-raising drive in Karnataka for Ram temple

The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) will rope in over five lakh volunteers to start a door-to-door fundraising drive in Karnataka from January 15 to February 27, 2021, to build a grand Sri Ram Temple in Ayodhya, the outfit's international working president Alok Kumar said on Tuesday.

Article 370 revoked: 5-judge Constitution bench to begin hearings today

In August, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Centre revoked Article 370 of the constitution which rewarded special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The state was also divided into two UTs, namely J&K and Ladakh.

Last Mughal emperor's 'descendant' offers golden brick for Ram Mandir

A self-proclaimed descendant of the Mughal dynasty, Prince Habeebuddin Tucy, has reiterated his rightful claim to the controversial Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya.

18 Jun 2019


2005 Ayodhya terror attack: Four terrorists get life imprisonment

A special court in Prayagraj announced its verdict in the 2005 Ayodhya terror attack case, sentencing four accused to life imprisonment on Tuesday. One other accused has been acquitted by the court.

28 Mar 2019


SC refuses to stay release of film 'Ram ki Janmabhoomi'

The Supreme Court today refused to stall the release of film Ram Ki Janmabhoomi, which is scheduled to hit the screens across the country on March 29.

Ayodhya dispute: SC didn't choose from suggested names of mediators

On Friday, the Supreme Court noted there is a lack of consensus among parties in the sensitive Ayodhya case, and referred it for mediation.

#AyodhyaDispute: SC reserves orders to refer Ayodhya case to mediator

The Supreme Court has begun the crucial hearing on the decades-old Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid Ayodhya land dispute case, days after suggesting "mediation" to resolve the issue.

26 Feb 2019


#AyodhyaCaseHearing: Supreme Court to decide on mediation on 5 March

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will pass an order on 5 March on whether the Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case will be referred for court-monitored mediation to save time.

Ayodhya: Previously, SC wanted 'excess' land to remain undisturbed

The Supreme Court has, in last 16 years, told twice that excess land surrounding the disputed property of Ayodhya, which the Centre wants to return to rightful owners, shouldn't be disturbed before the title dispute reaches a conclusion.

#Ayodhyacase: Centre moves SC to transfer undisputed-land to Mandir trust

In a big move, the NDA led Centre moved Supreme Court on Tuesday seeking permission to hand over 'surplus' land in Ayodhya, which isn't disputed to its owner. The rightful owner of land is a trust named Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas.

Ayodhya dispute delayed: SC won't hear case on January 29

In the latest development in the Ayodhya title dispute, the sensitive case will not be taken up on January 29 by the Supreme Court as Justice SA Bobde is unavailable.

26 Jan 2019

Yogi Adityanath

Adityanath: Give us 24 hours, we will solve Ayodhya dispute

With the Ayodhya title dispute hearing fast approaching, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has issued a warning.

25 Jan 2019


#AyodhyaDispute: CJI Gogoi reconstitutes Ayodhya bench; hearing on 29 January

The Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, has reconstituted the bench hearing the politically sensitive Ayodhya case by inducting Justices Ashok Bhushan and Abdul Nazeer.

#AyodhyaDelayed: Here's why Justice Lalit recused himself from the case

On Thursday, the Supreme Court adjourned the sensitive Ayodhya case for January 29 after one of the five judges in the Constitution bench recused himself.

10 Jan 2019


#AyodhyaCase: After one judge recuses, matter adjourned for January 29

The five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi, postponed the hearing of the politically sensitive Ayodhya case on Thursday after Justice UU Lalit recused himself.

Dialogue can solve Ayodhya-issue, will lay brick: Farooq Abdullah

Veteran National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah said on Friday the Ayodhya dispute can be solved through dialogue while emphasizing Lord Ram doesn't just belong to Hindus.

#AyodhyaCase: SC hearing on January 10 on constitution of bench

On Friday, the Supreme Court fixed January 10 as the date for hearing the Ayodhya dispute.

25 Dec 2018


Why should the (not a) Ram Mandir be built

Being atheist is fashionable, questioning the tenets of Hinduism is elite and calling everything regressive is equated to being scientific.

SC must fast track hearing in Ayodhya title suit: Prasad

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has appealed to the Supreme Court to fast-track the hearing in Ayodhya title suit, stressing if it could happen in Sabarimala issue, it can be done to resolve this long-pending matter as well.

19 Dec 2018

Narendra Modi

Now, BJP-leaders ask Centre: What's your stand on Ram Mandir?

On Tuesday, few MPs of the Bharatiya Janata Party raised the issue of Ram Mandir at the parliamentary meet and asked the Centre's stand on the issue, reports IE.

09 Dec 2018


Another push for Ram Mandir: VHP organizes mega-rally in Delhi

In what qualifies as yet another push for early construction of Ram Mandir at the disputed site of Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Sunday organized a rally in New Delhi.

06 Dec 2018


UP: On Babri Masjid demolition anniversary, security tightened in Ayodhya

On the 26th anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition, security has been tightened in Ayodhya and police have made preventive arrests to contain protests.

28 Nov 2018

Yogi Adityanath

Seers oppose proposal to erect Lord Ram's statue in Ayodhya

A three-day 'Param Dharma Sansad' was held in Varanasi, where seers opposed the Uttar Pradesh government's proposal to install a 221-meter statue of Lord Ram on the bank of the Sarayu river in Ayodhya.

24 Nov 2018

Uddhav Thackeray

Ram Mandir push: Thackeray reaches Ayodhya, Section 144 imposed

In Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya, Section 144 of CrPC has been imposed as a precautionary measure just as Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has reached the temple town.

'Right-to-pray' crusader, Swamy, feels Hindu unity will ensure temple's construction

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has said if Hindus unite then no one can stop the construction of a magnificent Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

If Hindus unite, nothing can stop Ram Temple construction: Swamy

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said on Saturday if Hindus unite then no one could stop the construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya.

Hindus believe SC decision will be in Ram-temple favor: VHP

Hindus have faith that the Supreme Court will rule in favor of the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) International Vice President, Champat Rai, said today.

03 Nov 2018


#Ayodhya: Ram temple construction to start in December, says VHP

A day after the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) vowed an agitation against the Supreme Court over the deferring of the Ayodhya hearing, senior Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Ram Vilas Vedanti, on Saturday, said that he would start the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya in December.

#AyodhyaVerdict: RSS vows agitation against SC, says it insulted Hindus

In light of the Ayodhya hearing getting deferred, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), on Friday, vowed to launch an agitation if the Supreme Court did not take the Hindu community's sentiments into account.

29 Oct 2018

Kapil Sibal

#AyodhyaRamMandir: 'Hindus losing patience, anything can happen,' says BJP Minister

Demanding a law for the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Union Minister Giriraj Singh warned that Hindus are now losing patience.

27 Sep 2018


Answering 5 questions after SC's judgment on Ayodhya linked case

By upholding the 1994 judgment pertaining to praying inside a mosque, the Supreme Court has driven the Babri Masjid-Ram Mandir dispute to a crucial state.

27 Sep 2018


#AyodhyaVerdict: Case not to be referred to larger-bench, rules SC

Giving a verdict which will have a direct impact on the decades-old dispute of Ram Mandir and Babri Masjid, the Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the case related to mosque being integral for praying in Islam will not be referred to a larger bench.

27 Sep 2018


Ayodhya-verdict: How SC's judgment could change Babri Masjid dispute

In the afternoon on Thursday, the Supreme Court is set to deliver a crucial judgment which will have far-reaching consequences in the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid dispute.

26 Sep 2018


Supreme Court to deliver these 4 key judgments today

The Supreme Court delivered two judgments yesterday, i.e., passed a verdict on the disqualification of MPs and MLAs against whom a charge-sheet has been filed and dismissed a plea seeking to bar lawmakers from practising in courts of law across India.

Babri Masjid demolition case: SC seeks report from trial judge

The Supreme Court on Monday asked a sessions judge of Lucknow court on how he intends to finish the trial in the Babri Masjid demolition case within the April'19 deadline.

BJP MLA: Supreme Court ours, Ram Mandir will be built

In an incident that would mortify believers of democracy, Uttar Pradesh minister Mukut Bihari Verma, on Saturday, said that the Ram Mandir will be built in Ayodhya because the 'Supreme Court is ours'.

Ayodhya case: Supreme Court rejects Subramanian Swamy's plea of urgent-hearing

The Supreme Court today rejected Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Subramanian Swamy's plea for an urgent hearing in the Ayodhya case.

28 Jun 2018

Yogi Adityanath

Ahead of 2019, BJP leaders talk about Ram Mandir, again

In the last two days, the construction of Ram Mandir has taken center stage in politics once again.

Ram Temple will be built, have patience: Cornered Yogi assures

The Ram Temple issue has come to the fore again, with agitated seers and politicians cornering UP CM Yogi Adityanath yesterday, at the birthday celebrations of Mahant Nritya Gopal Das in Ayodhya.

13 May 2018


Preparations for Ram Temple's construction complete: VHP prez

VHP International President Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje has claimed the Ayodhya case has reached a "decisive stage" in the SC, and probability is high that "it'll be decided in (Hindus') favor."

Consensus on Ayodhya difficult, but temple will be built: RSS

Stressing that a Ram Temple "and nothing else" would be constructed in Ayodhya, the RSS on Sunday said building a consensus on the dispute was not going to be easy.

AIMPLB expels cleric for suggesting Babri Masjid be shifted

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board's (AIMPLB) has expelled from its board Moulana Salman Husaini Nadvi, who had earlier suggested the Babri Masjid could be shifted.

Will treat Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid case as "pure land-dispute": SC

The Supreme Court stated it would take up the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case next on 14 March to determine the ownership of the disputed 2.77-acre land.

03 Feb 2018


UP Shia Waqf Board: Against Ram temple? Go to Pakistan

With the SC scheduled to hear the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute from February 8, the issue has again started getting mileage with explosive statements and claims.

07 Dec 2017

Kapil Sibal

BJP's Gaurav Bhatia: Sibal represented Sunni Waqf for Babri hearing

BJP's Gaurav Bhatia slammed Congress's Kapil Sibal for claiming that he didn't represent the Sunni Waqf Board during the Babri Masjid hearing.

06 Dec 2017


25 years after Babri Masjid, what has changed in Ayodhya?

For most Indians alive today, Ayodhya is a prime aspect of their religious identity, and the question of whether a temple or a mosque should be built there has remained one of vital importance.

Ayodhya dispute: Final hearing in SC, matter postponed to February

The SC had begun the final hearing on the Ayodhya land dispute today, a day before the 25th anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition.

20 Nov 2017


Shia Waqf Board: Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Mosque in Lucknow

As a solution to the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute, Shia Waqf Board has suggested that the Ram temple be built at the disputed Ayodhya site and the mosque in Lucknow.

16 Nov 2017


Sri Sri Ravi Shankar as Babri-dispute mediator: Will he succeed?

'Art of Living' founder, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will meet stakeholders of the Babri Masjid/Ram Janmabhoomi dispute in Ayodhya as a mediator.

16 Sep 2017


Bhaskar Das, chief Hindu litigant in Babri Masjid case, dead

The chief litigant in the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid case from the Hindu side, Mahant Bhaskar Das, passed away today at the age of 89.

14 Jul 2017


'If Muslims protest Ram temple, will obstruct Haj pilgrimage'

The controversy surrounding Ayodhya's Ram Mandir refuses to die down and the recent comment by a BJP MLA just raised it further.