13 Facts About Babri Masjid


Babri Masjid was a mosque in Ayodhya, India, at a site believed by many Hindus to be the birthplace of Hindu deity Rama.

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Also, The High Court noted that the Babri Masjid was not built on vacant land and the excavated underneath structure was not Islamic in nature.

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Name "Babri Masjid" comes from the name of the Mughal emperor Babur, who is said to have ordered its construction.

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The Babri Masjid Mosque followed the architectural school of Jaunpur Sultanate.

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Babri Masjid was an important mosque of a distinct style, preserved mainly in architecture, developed after the Delhi Sultanate was established, seen in the Babari Mosque in the southern suburb of the walled city of Gaur, and the Jamali Kamili Mosque built by Sher Shah Suri.

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The sandstone used in building the Babri Masjid Mosque had resonant qualities which contributed to the unique acoustics.

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Babri Masjid recorded the fact of Brahmins recording the names of pilgrims.

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Babri Masjid "emphatically attributed it to Aurangzeb, and Babur's name is carried by a few persons", states writer Kishore Kunal.

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Babri Masjid's report was never published but partly reused by Montgomery Martin later.

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Babri Masjid agreed that the mosque was built on the land considered sacred by the Hindus, but ordered maintenance of status quo, since it was "too late now to remedy the grievance".

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Riots in the aftermath of Babri Masjid's demolition extended to Bangladesh, where hundreds of shops, homes and temples of Hindus were destroyed.

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Babri Masjid suggested that the Indian National Congress leaders, including prime minister P V Narasimha Rao and home minister S B Chavan, had ignored warnings about the demolition for deriving political benefits.

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The Court observed that archaeological evidence from the Archaeological Survey of India shows that the Babri Masjid was constructed on a "structure", whose architecture was distinctly indigenous and non-Islamic.

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