Today, Babri Masjid demolition completed 25 years. Every year 6th December observed as the anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition which is one of the controversial case of India. Babri demolition case has again sparked with controversies; after Supreme Court decided to start a final hearing on the pending petitions in Ayodhya-Babri case. As per the reports, The bench comprised of CJI Dipak Misra along with Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer has adjourned the hearing to 8th February next year on this controversial dispute.
On another side, Citing Political ramifications of 2019 elections, Senior Counsel Kapil Sibal urged the court to take up the controversial matter only after July 2019. The request of Kapil Sibal in the court aroused political controversy between BJP and Congress before the Gujarat elections.
Ayodhya-Babri case is 25 years old Worship land dispute between Hindu and Muslims. In 1992, 6th December, a large number of the crowd of Hindu Kar Sevaks demolished the 16th century Babri Mosque in the Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. Since then Ayodhya land dispute between Hindu and Muslims turned into massive violence across India.
According to the Hindu Mythology, Ayodhya city is considered as the birthplace of Lord Rama, where Mughal general, Mir Baqi built a mosque in the 16th century; known as Babri Masjid on the site which considered as Ram Janmabhoomi by some Hindus. In 1980’s controversy over the matter sparked when the Vishva Hindu Parishad began a campaign for the construction of a temple dedicated to Rama at the site including BJP party for political support. In this case of demolition, several leaders like L.K. Advani and Uma Bharti were accused by the court in criminal conspiracy charges.
Moreover, this demolition resulted in intercommunal rioting which continued for several months between India’s Hindu and Muslim communities. Also, it led to the death of at least 2,000 people. Now, the Court has adjourned the final hearing to 8th February 2018.