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  Babri Mosque - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Babri is an important mosque of a distinct style, preserved mainly in architecture, developed after the Delhi Sultanate was established (1192).
The Babri Masjid was a mixture of the local influence and the Western Asian style and examples of this type of mosque are common in India.
The earliest suggestion that the Babri Masjid is in proximity to the birthplace of Ram was made by the Jesuit priest Joseph Tieffenthaler, whose work in French was published in Berlin in 1788.
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 Indian Muslim Council-USA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Babri Mosque issue is central to understanding the Hindu militant revivalism and militancy that has left thousands dead in India in the last 50 years.
Babri Masjid is a three-dome mosque structure in Faizabad/Ayodhya which was established in 1526 by Babar.
Almost 40 years later, Babri Masjid resurfaced as a symbol of militant Hindu revivalism, as groups representing this dangerous ideology, which seeks to exclude non-Hindus from the vision of a "Mother India", launched a movement for its restoration.
www.imc-usa.org /cgi-bin/cfm/babri.cfm   (539 words)

 Dateline of events starting from Lord Ram's birth to the destruction of the Babri Masjid
Jesuit priest Joseph Tieffenthaler suggests the birth of Rama is believed to be in the vicinity of the Masjid.
The Masjid is declared by the District Magistrate as a disputed property and is closed to Muslims.
Babri Masjid, a place of Muslim Worship and a monument of history destroyed brick by brick.
members.tripod.com /antibjp/history/babri_masjid.html   (686 words)

 Indian Muslim Council-USA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
After a major armed struggle between the Hindu priests who occupied the Masjid and Muslims who sought to liberate it, the elders decided that both the communities should be allowed to worship at the same place.
A suit is filed by local resident Gopal Singh Visharad asking for unrestricted access to the Babri Masjid and preventing the state officials and Muslims from removing the idols.
Babri Masjid, a place of Muslim worship and a monument of history, is demolished as millions of people watch on television throughout the world.
www.imc-usa.org /cgi-bin/cfm/BabriMasjidTimeline.cfm   (1227 words)

 Ayodhya and After - Chapter 1 - Summary Of The Historical Question
Since the actual practice in the case of the Babri Masjid conforms to this general pattern, we may infer that in all probability the Masjid was built in the same material circumstances in which the pattern normally applied, viz.
In order to save their contention that the Babri Masjid was not built on a Hindu place of worship (let alone a specially sacred place), several Babarwadis have resorted to questioning the validity of the documents attesting the Hindu worship in the Masjid courtyard during the period of Muslim rule.
Thus, in postulating that the Babri Masjid was built on empty land, they implicitly postulate that the Ayodhya people for some reason made an exception to the custom of building something important on the place which by its elevation was the place of honour in their city.
www.bharatvani.org /books/ayodhya/ch1.htm   (3394 words)

 The excesses of secularism
In the case of the Babri masjid, no Islamic, ruler had any business to build a masjid in what was considered a holy place of the Hindus, any more than any Hindu ruler (happily there never was any such) could have had to build a temple in Mecca or Medina.
The issue of the Babri masjid has been festering for over a century and the sad part of it, all is that the Muslim community never showed the grace to concede that a deep and needless hurt had been caused to Hindu sentiment, that needed to be assuaged.
Even then the VHP was willing for the dismantling-not destruction-of the Babri masjid and it could have been done both to the credit of Muslim and Hindu leadership if -only Muslims had shown a sense of grace which, it has been said, is the hallmark of Islam.
www.hvk.org /articles/0401/2.html   (1049 words)

 Babri Masjid - Temple Dispute: Where was Rama Born?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
On the question whether Babri Masjid stands at the site of the alleged Ram Janam Bhoomi temple, it is to be noted the renowned historian and son of former president Sarvepally Radhakrishnan, Prof.
Therefore the argument that the fl pillars of Babri Masjid are Kasauti pillars of the Vikramaditya temple failed the carbon-dating test and proved to be wrong.
Finding that their claim regarding Babri Masjid cannot stand historical test and archaeological scrutiny, the protagonists of the Ram Janam Bhoomi temple say that Ram by miraculous appearance had himself disclosed his place of birth.
muslimsonline.com /babri/babrimaq.htm   (3536 words)

 Ram Janmabhoomi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1949, it is claimed that idols of Lord Ram appeared in the Babri Masjid miraculously, allegedly placed there by Hindus.
This record reveals that Aurengzeb demolished the Ramkot fortress; that either he, or Babar constructed a Masjid there; the 12 columns of fl stone pillars were brought from Lanka; and when veneration of Rama became prevalent after the 17th century, a small rectangular mud platform was built to mark the birthplace of Rama.
Mirza Jan wrote in 1856 that “a lofty mosque has been built by badshah Babar” on “the original birthplace of Rama”, so that “where there was a big temple, a big mosque was constructed, and where there was a small temple, a small mosque was constructed”.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ram_Janmabhoomi   (3996 words)

 Ayodhya and After - Chapter 4 - Ram Janmabhoomi and the courts
Incidentally, it seems that the name Babri Masjid became the official term from this report onwards, as before it was mostly referred to as Masjid-i Janmasthan.
There have certainly been individual Muslims offering namaz in the Babri Masjid in the forties, but from the available evidence it seems that it was not a regular mosque functioning as the real community centre of the local Muslims.
The Babri Masjid groups have opposed this stand and demanded that the VHP abide by the Court verdict.
www.bharatvani.org /books/ayodhya/ch4.htm   (3676 words)

 The Jamaat-e-Islami Hind is an ideological and principled organisation. It has been working in India for more than last ...
The Jamaat Secretary-General said the remarks made on the demolition of Babri Masjid that it is an expression of “national feelings” and is “yet to be completed” are indeed untrue and baseless.
Kalyan Singh in Bhopal that and enquiry would be instituted into the happenings of October 31 (Thursday) when certain Kar Sewaks stormed the Babri Masjid and hoisted saffron flags on the three domes besides damaging its outer wall and that the culprits would be punished.
The Jamaat condemns this desecration of the mosque in unequivocal terms and calls upon the U.P.State Government to enquire into the circumstances leading to the withdrawal of the CRPF and the desecration of the sacred place with the connivance of the Faizabad district authorities.
www.jamaateislamihind.org /babriMasjid.html   (896 words)

 Babri Masjid
Bharati in her several turns at the microphone gave the crowds two slogans, 'Ram nam satya hai, Babri Masjid dhvasth hai,' (True is the name of Ram; the Babri Masjid has been demolished) and 'Ek dhakka aur do, Babri masjid tod do' (Give one more push, and break the Babri Masjid).
By the time the last of the domes of the Babri Masjid came crashing down at 5.45 pm, scattered spirals of smoke could be seen at a distance.
When I asked him what he would do if ever the Babri Masjid was demolished, the Haji, well into his 90s, replied without any trace of emotion, "hamne to abhi se apna kafan kharid liya hai." The tragedy is that the rest of the Muslims of Ayodhya are now preparing to do the same.
www.geocities.com /indianfascism/Babri/babri_masjid.htm   (4046 words)

As we approach the 'Babri Mosque', located at the site popularly called 'Ram Janmabhoomi' we see a simple and modest structure with three domes, the central one bigger than the two side ones, It is surrounded by two high-rising walls, running parallel to each other with large open space in between.
I.4- The walls of the Babri Mosque are made of coars-grained whitish sandstone blocks, rectangular in shape, while the domes are made of thin and small burnt bricks, Both these structural items are plastered with thick chunam paste mixed with coarse sand.
In the so-called 'Babri Mosque', built in the 16th centure (1528 A.D.-1530 A.D.), there are at least 14 stone pillars of a pre-existing structure.
www.hvk.org /specialrepo/rjm/ch8.html   (1995 words)

 The Babri Masjid dispute
The Babri Masjid is a mosque in Ayodhya, in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India.
In the best medieval traditions, the mosque was built on the foundations of a razed Hindu temple, which is believed to mark the spot of the birth of Rama, hero of the Ramayana, one of -- and the less philosophical of -- the two Hindu epics.
However stupid it may be, the Babri problem will remain a central issue of Indian politics for a long, long time.
www.geocities.com /SoHo/Studios/8611/mosque.html   (859 words)

 Asia Times - After Babri, a new battle unearthed
Supporters of the BJP, which first came to power in 1998 by whipping up majority Hindu sentiment, insist that the Babri masjid was built by Babar, founder of the Moghul empire, over the remains of temple marking the site where the mythical Hindu warrior deity Rama was born some 10,000 years ago.
Earlier in June, Shankaracharya proposed a peace formula under which the Babri masjid site would be handed over to a government-appointed committee and a temple to Ram be built at the site, in return for which claims by the VHP to the sites at Mathura and Varanasi would be given up.
But the All-India Babri Masjid Action Committee (AIBMAC) reacted adversely to the proposal made by Shankaracharya, believed to be acting as an emissary of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
www.atimes.com /atimes/South_Asia/EF20Df01.html   (1085 words)

One of the most important accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case LK Advani appeared before the Liberhan Commission of Inquiry on 10 April.
Now this very same person talks of deepest sorrow on the demolition of the Babri Masjid and goes on to say that it was the saddest day of his life.
The man who lobbied all these years for destruction of the Babri Masjid and went on to organize Rath Yatras and then presided over the demolition in Ayodhya is now showing regret for the demolition.
www.islamherald.com /asp/current/hindutva/advani_and_truth.asp   (1456 words)

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now, if the babri masjid had been destroyed before 1948, it might have been justified, but not after it, cuz after it, we were secular, it was our responsibility to not antagonize the minorities of our country.
4/8/2004 1:24:31 AM The babri masjid dispute is a constructed debate; premised on a view of unending hindu-muslim conflict that is based on some pretty iffy sources; actually, pretty much a colonial view of history, appropriated by the "cultural nationalists" on both sides.
as for the babri masjid issue, apart from a few muslims, almost all feel that it'll be ridiculous to ask for a babri masjid with stains of bloods of thousands.(both hindus and muslims) go on, build ur temple.
www.strategypage.com /messageboards/messages/72-4019.asp   (6865 words)

 Ayodhya: Babri Masjid: intact, impressive, Mar 23, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Mohammed Hasim Ansari of Ayodhya, main plaintiff in the title suit of the Babri Masjid demolition case, termed the excavation a political drama.
The inference is inescapable: all the parties in the dispute suspect that beneath the spot where the Babri Masjid once stood lies something more than earth and rock.
The latter are also dismissive of the relics allegedly found by karsevaks within the walls of the Babri Masjid, or just beneath its surface during the demolition.
www.the-week.com /23mar23/events9.htm   (2055 words)

 Islam Online- News Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Supreme Court had banned construction not only at the Babri Masjid site but also at the adjoining Sunni Waqf land, 67 acres of which was acquired by government a decade ago.
Under a law passed shortly after the Babri demolition in 1992, the status of a place of worship at the time of independence in August 1947 is inviolable.
The Babri Masjid, a 16th century mosque in the north Indian town of Ayodhya, was demolished by an agitated mob of Hindus on December 6, 1992 as the country’s top BJP leaders, including the present deputy prime minister LK Advani and his senior cabinet colleagues, watched approvingly.
www.islamonline.net /english/news/2003-02/08/article02.shtml   (932 words)

 Asia Times - All rows lead to demolished mosque
Until she fell out with the BJP, Mayawati served the interests of the top leaders of the nationally-ruling party by arranging for them to have separate trials at a smaller court in Rae Bareilly town, while the main case continues to be heard at a special court set up in the state's capital of Lucknow.
After being sworn in as chief minister, Yadav said that he would not interfere with the Babri masjid case and that whatever he did he would consult those parties that had supported him in coming to power.
While the Babri masjid was built by Moghuls who invaded India in the 16th century, northern India had been under Islamic rule for several preceding centuries.
www.atimes.com /atimes/South_Asia/EI03Df04.html   (1233 words)

 Demolishers in the Dock: Babri Masjid demolition case
A hard-hitting order of the Special Court [of India] dealing with the Babri Masjid demolition case permits conspiracy and other charges to be filed against L.K. Advani, Bal Thackeray and other Hindutva leaders.
The Special Judge's conclusions are based on the facts of the exchange of letters between leaders of the Hindutva combine and the Shiv Sena, meetings between them, statements issued by these leaders and their speeches in public meetings, which were corroborated by witnesses, as well as on actions taken by the Kalyan Singh Government.
The order agrees with the prosecution's contention that the objective of the conspiracy was to demolish the Babri Masjid and remove the plaque put up at the structure by Babar's lieutenant Mir Baqi.
sacw.insaf.net /i_aii/Demolishers.html   (1711 words)

 What I Saw At Babri Masjid By Jeff Penberthy
At a stall near the mosque I was looking at some of the brightly-coloured metallic plates of Lord Ram to buy for my small son Jun, then 6, and much taken with the Mahabharata comic books.
The next day, December 6, we got to see the destruction of the Babri Masjid because we had started early.
Masjid shaking the tall chain link fence, which began to sag.
www.countercurrents.org /comm-penberthy170904.htm   (1521 words)

 Islam Online- News Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Hindu extremists razed the 16th century mosque claiming that the mosque was built on the site where their mythological god-king Rama was born.
Moreover, unless neutral and highly professional experts are involved in the digging, results could be faked under the current federal administration whose senior ministers were personally involved in the mosque demolition.
There are historians who say the entire town of Ayodhya (where Babri Masjid stood) was settled by Buddhists, not Hindus, and the town had a large number of Buddha viharas (Buddhist shrines).
www.islam-online.net /english/News/2003-03/06/article15.shtml   (684 words)

 Babri Masjid panel livid- The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
LUCKNOW: The All-India Babri Masjid Action Committee (AIBMAC) has shot off a letter to the CBI director US Mishra accusing the investigating agency’sofficers and counsel of playing ‘collusive role’ in order to save the deputy prime minister LK Advani, Dr Murli Manohar Joshi and six other accused.
Copies of the letter dated January 31 (despatched on February 1) have been sent to the prime minister, the President, the Chief Justice of India, AICC president Sonia Gandhi and the CVC.
In a meeting held on January 24, 2004, the Board’s sub-committee on Babri Masjid not only ratified the criminal revision filed against the September 19, 2003 order of the special CBI court, Rae Bareli acquitting Advani but has also assured plaintiffs all legal help in bringing the conspirators to book.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com /articleshow/480845.cms   (336 words)

 A proposal for Ram Mandir-Babari Masjid issue
Babri mosque is one of the many 'time bombs' ticking away on the delicate secular fabric of India.
One secular activist (a Hindu by name) wrote to me that Babri mosque is as much her heritage as it is any Muslim's, and hence she would fight for it.
I replied that if Babri mosque were still intact even I would have fought for its survival, as a Muslim, as a secular Indian, as a human being.
www.alif-india.com /rambabri/index.html   (2223 words)

 Raehatu Al-Misk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
By demolishing the Masjid the Hindus were testing the Muslims, watching what they would do; what the Muslim governments would do, the Muslim citizens would do.
Having demolished the Babri Masjid the Hindus saw that no army advanced upon them, they saw that no one fell upon them, they saw that the Muslims did shed tears but took no action and so the very next day Lal Krishan Advani announced that he would demolish 3000 more masajid and then 3000 more.
Ah, Babri Masjid!" Those who heard those cries, those mothers remember too, those daughters remember too, what our condition used to be in those days.
ee.1asphost.com /raehatualmisk/azhar_back.html   (1934 words)

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