Tum mandir masjid karte ho
Par dono ka toh asar ek sa,
Kabir mare ya mare Kareem
Mitti toh teri laal hui
Chalo aman ki baat kare
Ishwar Allah ke naam par
Ayodhya hui Ram Rahim ki…

Ayodhya, situated on the banks of Saryu, wakes up every December 6 since 1992. It has been 26 years now on this date but his memories and wounds are still green today. For all these years till 5 August 2020, the Bhoomipujan day of the auspicious Ramlala Mandir, Ayodhya has been the deciding factor of the near future of Bharat.

BABUR, did you go to Ayodhya or not?

Adeeb, the main character of the famous novelist Kamleshwar’s composition ‘Kise Pakistan is putting up a ‘court of time’. Babur’s statements on Ayodhya and Ram temple have been recorded in it. This statement starts something like this-

When Babur appeared in court, he was tired and angry. He had a lot of trouble coming out of the grave. The court said ..

You are the root of all fights. Neither you destroy the Ram temple, nor will these quarrels happen..

My Allah and date are witnesses … I have not dismissed any temple nor built a mosque in India in my name. Islam existed before I arrived in India… was not Abraham Lodi a muslim himself who sat on the throne of Agra!

Tell me directly about your Babri Masjid!

-I said neither! Agra was my capital. Now think, at that time Krishna of Hindus was approved as God and avatar. His birthplace was in Mathura .. If I were to break, I would not have broken the birthplace of Krishna? Why would Bhaga-Bhaga break Ayodhya’s birthplace of Ram?

-But the world says that you got the Ram temple of Ayodhya demolished in 1528 and you ordered your Subedar Mir Baqi to build a mosque at that place …. Your diary is from five and a half months of Baburnama i.e 3 April 1528. Why are the pages of the days up to 17 September 1528 missing?

-What can I say about that!

Map representing the Ram Janmabhoomi ‘Ayodhya’.

-You have to tell, because on 2 April you were hunting in the upper jungles of Ayodhya in Awadh. After that the pages are missing. Then according to ‘Baburnama’, on 18 September 1528, you are sitting in a court in Agra. Where were you in the meantime? Because the British Gazetteer writer HR Neville has written very clearly that you reached Ayodhya between the summer of 1528, i.e April and August. You stayed there for a week and you ordered to break the ancient Ram temple and get the mosque built there. Which was named Babri Masjid!

-This is utterly wrong! Babar said – I have been watching these centuries in the grave. Till 1849 or till 1850, everything went well but after 1857 the policy of Sultanate Baratania started to change …

-Babur is right, a Fuehrer (director of the Archaeological Survey of India) interrupted. Our policies changed and then it was decided that Hindus and Muslims, who were united in 1857, should be kept separate… or else English rule would not be able to run. That’s why I read the inscription of Ibrahim Lodi on the Babri Masjid, it was deliberately deleted… but the translation I had made, it was found in the Archaeological Survey of India. Nobody thought of destroying it.

-With this, the pages of ‘Baburnama’ were lost which provide proof that Babur went to Awadh but never visited Ayodhya. It was recorded by Satan that Babur stayed in Ayodhya for a week and it mismanaged the ancient Ram temple …

This is the matter of ‘how many Pakistan. The truth of Ayodhya is scattered in many pieces of history.

THE DISPUTE OF 1992 – What actually happened?

The Ayodhya dispute is a political, historical and socio-religious debate in India, centred on a plot of land in the city of Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. The issues revolve around the control of a site traditionally regarded among Hindus to be the birthplace of their deity Rama, the history and location of the Babri Masjid at the site, and whether a previous Hindu temple was demolished or modified to create a mosque.

‘Mandir ya Masjid’ depicting the near future of India

The mosque there, the Babri Masjid, was destroyed during a political rally which turned into a riot on 6 December 1992. A subsequent land title case was lodged in the Allahabad High Court, the verdict of which was pronounced on 30 September 2010. In the judgement, the three judges of the Allahabad High Court ruled that the 2.77 acres (1.12 ha) of Ayodhya land be divided into three parts, with one-third going to the Ram Lalla or infant Rama represented by the Hindu Maha sabha, one-third going to the Sunni Waqf Board and the remaining one-third going to Nirmohi Akhara, a Hindu religious denomination.

The Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya is a milestone. It means we are taking responsibility for the mess of the past, refusing to pass the buck to our children and grandchildren. Decisiveness is the hallmark in the making of a great nation.




People behind Ram temple movement in Ayodhya: Known and Unknown

The movement for a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya over the years has seen many key players from time to time carrying forward the campaign. The known faces are the ones that have received their share of fame and publicity but there are some who remain in the realms of oblivion.

One of the initiators of the temple movement was Mahant Raghubar Das who filed a petition in the Faizabad Court for permission to build a Ram temple adjacent to the Babri Mosque.

Mahant Raghubar Das in the pooja of the auspicious Ramsila (A rare picture).

Several saints in Ayodhya still give credit to Mahant Raghubar Das for initiating the legal battle that culminated in the construction of the Ram temple. However, there are many who prefer that he remains unhonoured and unsung.

Then there was Gopal Singh Visharad who filed the first case on the temple dispute in Independent India in 1950. Visharad was a resident of Balrampur district and the head of the Hindu Mahasabha in the district. He had been stopped by the police from going to the Ram Janmabhoomi and he submitted a petition seeking unhindered access to Hindus to the Janmabhoomi.

Gopal Singh Visharad – The unsung hero

K.K. Nair, a 1930 batch IAS officer, was district magistrate of Faizabad when the idol of Ram Lalla was placed in the disputed complex on the night of December 23, 1949.

 Nair refused to get the idol removed even though he was asked to do so by the then Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and then Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Govind Ballabh Pant(then). Nair had told his political bosses that they would have to remove him before the idol could be removed.

A resident of Alleppey in Kerala, Nair opted for voluntary retirement in 1952 and was elected to the fourth Lok Sabha in 1967 from Bahraich on a Jan Sangh ticket. His wife, Shakuntala Nair was also elected twice from Kaiserganj Lok Sabha seat.

To name some of the few, there are yet many unsung heroes out there whose names are to be celebrated who have contributed to the temple movement which have resulted in where we stand today.


The final judgement in the Ayodhya dispute was declared by the Supreme Court of India, headed by the Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on 9 November 2019. The Supreme Court of India ordered the disputed land (1.77 acres) to be handed over to a trust (to be created by Government of India) to build the Ram Janmabhoomi (revered  as the birthplace of Hindu deity, Ram) temple. The court also ordered the government to give an alternate 5 acres of land in another place to the Sunni Waqf Board for the purpose of building a mosque.

Here is the complete story of the Ayodhya dispute, how it started, the course till the end for your reference. Watch and explore.

On 5 February 2020, the Government of India made the announcement for the trust named as Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra and finally on the auspicious day of 5 August 2020 the world saw the Bhoomipujan of Shri Ram Lalla and neither Hindus nor Musalmans but Ayodhya won.

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