If you’re an Indian, the much controversial Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute is something that you’ve heard for sure. While the controversy has torn the country apart in the past, the final hearing for the title dispute by the Supreme Court will commence on December 5th.
The Supreme Court has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to translate the recorded evidence within 10 weeks for the title suit in the High Court. It has also been put forward by the top court that the parties that have participated to translate the evidence into English within 12 weeks exhibit of paper work.
The top court in relation to this stated that the period fixed for the completion is final and that it will not grant any further adjournment.
A couple of days earlier, the Shia Waqf Board told the apex court that a mosque could be built near the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. This was done through an affidavit that was filed stating that a mosque could be built at near the temple.
The Shia Waqf Board said, “Since the Babri Masjid was a Shia Waqf, we are alone entitled to negotiate and arrive at a peaceful settlement with other stakeholders.”
This is a major improvement when compared to the lawsuit as filed by the Sunni Central Waqf Board back in 1961 which stated that any idols near the mosque premises be removed and that the party would be in the ongoing litigations with respect to the Ayodhya-Babri Masjid title dispute.
The incident that shook the nation was back on December 6, 1992, when Hindu Karsevaks demolished the mosque. This was met with massive riots across the country, thus leading to several deaths, which according to reports was numbered at 2000.
The claim done by Hindus is that a mosque was built in 1528-29 CE (935 AH) by Mir Baqi in the birthplace of Lord Rama. And the origin of the name Babri Masjid dates back to the time when Mughal Emperor Babur had ordered that a mosque be built at the location. And before the tragic demolish happened back in 1992 by the Hindu Karsevaks, it is claimed that the Nirmohi Akhara had forcefully occupied the Babri Masjid claiming that it was indeed the Ram Janmabhoomi in 1853.