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SC verdict on Ayodhya dispute coincides with foundation laying ceremony held by RSS, VHP 30 years ago

Thirty years ago on this day the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) leaders performed shilanyas ceremony and laid foundation for a proposed grand temple next to the Babri Masjid in Uttar Pradesh s Ayodhya.November 9, 1989, marks the culmination of a decade-long campaign of VHP and RSS to build Ram temple at the disputed site, where Babri Masjid, built by Mughal emperor Babur, once stood tall. In 1992, the mosque was razed down by scores of volunteers in a bid to build a temple, the move which snowballed into a massive frenzy of communal riots across the country.It assumes significance as the Supreme Court is slated to pronounce the order on the petitions challenging an order of Allahabad High Court which trifurcated the site between the parties -- Ramlalla Virajman, Sunni Central Waqf Board and Nirmohi Akhara.The legal dispute over 2.77 acres of land in Ayodhya which had, over the years, turned into both religious and political battles, dates back to ..


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