February 22, 2024 12:47:32 booked.net

30 Years Of Babri Masjid: 10 Eye-Opening Facts You Wouldn’t Have Known About ‘Babri Masjid’

1. Controversial Mosque

The controversial mosque was constructed way back in 1527. It is reported that the general of Babar, Mir Baki seized the Hindu temple land and named it Babri Masjid.

2. Masjid-i-Janamasthan

Not many know that in the pre-Independence era, the Babri Masjid was called Masjid-i-Janamasthan which means ‘mosque of the birthplace’. The name itself acknowledges the meaning of birthplace, that of the Hindu God, Ram.

3. Perish Hindu barrages

The Hanumangarhi episode in 1855 became the stepping stone in this decade’s long controversial history. Under the leadership of Shah Ghulam Hussain, the Muslims made an unsuccessful attempt to perish Hindu barrages from the temple. The unsolved dispute finds its roots here.

4. Mahant of Hanumangarhi

In 1857, it is said that the Mahant of Hanumangarhi took over the region of the Babri Masjid compound and built a calabura there.

5. What was the British authority’s step

Two years after the Hanumangarhi episode, the British authorities stepped into the scene in the year 1859. The British government then constructed a fence in the Babri Masjid compound to separate the place of worship for Hindus and Muslims.

6. Idol of the God

Post-Independence, the Indian government declared the Babri Masjid premises as a disputed area in 1949, when an idol of the God Ram was placed by some people of the Hindu community.

7. Sunni Central WAQF board

In the year 1961, the Sunni Central WAQF board files a first civil suit asking to deliver the possession of Babri Masjid to them and remove the Hindu artifacts on the premises.

8. Saffron flag

In 1992 on December 6, approximately 2 lakh or more karsevaks demolished the Babri Masjid structure. The demolition began when a karsevak mounted on the dome and waved a saffron flag to the abuzz crowd outside the premises.

9. The Archaeological Survey of India report in 2003

The Archaeological Survey of India report in 2003 states, ‘Among the structures listed in the report are several brick walls ‘in east-west orientation’, several ‘in a north-south orientation, ‘decorated colored floor’, several ‘pillar bases’, and a ‘1.64-meter high decorated black stone pillar (broken) with yaksha figurines on four corners’ as well as “Sanskrit inscription of holy verses on stone’.

10. Mir Baqi

A very surprising fact that very few people know about is that Mir Baqi belonged to the Shia Muslim community. And as per the talks between several Shia groups and Hindu groups, the hearsay is that the Shia Muslims have said that they have no special interest to build a Mosque on the controversial land. If this is true, what keeps the Sunni Muslim groups cribbing about the reclamation of the Babri Masjid compound, which was once a temple?