Babri Masjid demolition

December 6, 1992

Print edition : December 06, 2019

Kar Sevaks at the disputed site in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Acharya Giriraj Kishore. Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma

Hashim Ansari, who was a litigant in the Ayodhya title dispute. Photo: by SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

December 6, 1992: BJP leaders L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi at the kar seva site, before the breaking of the security cordon by kar sevaks in Ayodhya. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Kalyan Singh and Vinay Katiyar. The “War Room” for the December 6 kar seva was operating under the leadership of Katiyar, who was the chief of the Bajrang Dal. Photo: THE HINDU archives

February 24, 2003: Ashok Singhal, VHP president, flanked by Praveen Togadia, VHP general secretary, and Mahant Ramchandra Paramahans, president of the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas, during the “march to Parliament” rally in New Delhi. Photo: The Hindu ARCHIVES

The demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992, was one of the key factors considered by the Supreme Court during the hearings in the Ayodhya case. Venkitesh Ramakrishnan has covered the Ayodhya issue consistently since 1986. On the 25th anniversary of the demolition, he revisited the happenings of the day.
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