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Babri Masjid demolition case: What happened till now?

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Senior BJP leaders LK Advani, Uma Bharati and Murli Manohar Joshi appears before Special Court in Lucknow for framing of conspiracy charges against them.

1949: Idols of Ram Lalla are secretly placed in the Central dome of  Babri Masjid.

1950: Ram Simla Visharad files first case in Faizabad civil court for granting rights to perform pooja to Ram Lalla.

1950: Paramahansa Ramachandra Das files suit for continuing pooja and keeping idols in the structure.

1959: Nirmohi Akhara files third suit, seeking direction to hand over the site. In 1961, Sunni Central Wakf Board files fourth suit, asking for possession. In the name of Ram Lalla Virajiman, Akhara files the fifith suit in 1989.

1986: District judge orders to remove the locks. Site was opened for Hindu worshippers.

1989: The four suits pending were transferred to the High Court.

1990: The then BJP President LK Advani embarks on a cross-country “rathyathra” to garner support for a Ram temple at the site. Bihar government arrests him on his arrival to the state. BJP withdrew its support for the then Janata government.

December 6, 1992: Karsevaks demolish Babri Masjid, thus creates a shock in the secular fabric of India. Two FIRs filed in the Babri Masjid case.

1993: 67 acres around the area was taken up by Government. It seeks Supreme Court’s opinion whether a Hindu worshipping place existed before the structure was built.

October, 1993: CBI files chargesheet and accuses Advani others of “conspiracy”.

1994: Case goes back to Lucknow High Court.

May 4, 2001: Special CBI court judge S.K. Shukla scraps conspiracy charge against 13 accused, including Advani and Kalyan Singh. Bifurcates Crimes 197 and 198.

May 20, 2010: Advani and other leaders absolved of conspiracy charges.

Allahabad High Court upholds May 24, 2001 judgment of scrapping conspiracy charges, dismisses CBI’s revision petition to proceed with conspiracy charges against Acvani and others.

September 30, 2010: Allahabad HC awards two thirds of disputed land to Hindu parties, and one third to Waqf Board.

February, 2011: CBI moves Supreme Court arguing, “the actual demolition of the Babri Masjid and the continuous assault on media persons form a single connected transaction and can well be a concerted conspiracy”.

May 9, 2011: Supreme Court stays Allahabad High Court verdict.

March 6, 2017: The top court indicates it may revive the conspiracy charge and order a joint investigation of crimes 197 and 198.

March 21, 2017: Chief Justice of India JS Khehar suggests an out-of-court rapprochement in the issue instead of a court battle, offering help to settle the issue amicably.

March 23, 2017: The Supreme Court appoints a bench of Justices P.C. Ghose and Rohinton Nariman for detailed hearing on the CBI appeal against the dropping of the criminal conspiracy charge against LK Advani and other BJP top leaders.

6 April, 2017: SC favours time-bound completion of trial in the Babri case and reserves order on CBI’s plea

April 19, 2017: The Supreme Court reinstates conspiracy charges against LK advani and Murli Manohar Joshi and 13 others in the Babri Masjid demolition case.

May 24: The Special CBI Court orders senior BJP leaders LK Advani, Union Minister Uma Bharti and Murli Manohar Joshi to appear before the court for filing conspiracy charges against them. The court in lucknow grants bail to former Shiv Sena MP Satish Pradhan after he surrenders.

May 26: Denying any exemption from appearing, the Special Court directs the BJP leaders Advani, Bharti and Joshi to appear on May 30 for filing charges.

May 30: Former Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani, Union Minister Uma Bharti, Murli Manohar Joshi appears before the court.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Lok Sabha Elections 2024:  Nearly 40% voter turnout till 1pm

Chennai recorded an average voter turnout of 34% as of 1 pm on Friday. According data released by the Election Commission of India, Chennai (North) recorded 35%, Chennai (Central) recorded 32.3% and Chennai (South) recorded 34%.

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The first phase of voting for the 18th Lok Sabha elections started taking place in 21 states and Union territories on Friday. Nearly 40% voter turnout was recorded till 1pm across the states. Seats in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Rajasthan, Nagaland, Tamil Nadu, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and Puducherry go to elections on Friday.

There has been a substantial increase in the voter turnout charts across the Northeast states, with Tripura leading at 53.04% until 1 pm, as per the data released by the Election Commission of India. Other northeast states like Manipur (46.92%) and Meghalaya (48.91%) are also witnessing high voter turnout. After Tripura, West Bengal is experiencing a high voter turnout of 50.96%.

Chennai recorded an average voter turnout of 34% as of 1 pm on Friday. According data released by the Election Commission of India, Chennai (North) recorded 35%, Chennai (Central) recorded 32.3% and Chennai (South) recorded 34%.

Over 33% voter turnout was recorded in the first 6 hours of voting on Friday in 12 parliamentary constituencies of Rajasthan. According to the Election Commission, voting started at 7 am amid tight security arrangements and 33.73 % voting took place till 1 pm. The highest voter turnout of 40.72 % was recorded in the Ganganagar Lok Sabha seat while Karauli-Dholpur saw the lowest turnout of 28.32 %. Jaipur recorded a poll percentage of 39.35 %.

Over 37 % voter turnout was recorded till 1 pm in the Lok Sabha election being held for five parliamentary constituencies in Uttarakhand on Friday. Elections began at 7 am and the five constituencies recorded an overall poll percentage of 37.33 % up to 1 pm. The Nainital-Udham Singh Nagar seat recorded the highest turnout of 40.46 %, followed by Haridwar with 39.41%, Pauri Garhwal with 36.60 %, Tehri Garhwal with 35.29 % and Almora with 32.29 %.

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Lok Sabha elections 2024: Amit Shah files nomination from Gandhinagar

The Union Home Minister Amit Shah was accompanied by Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel.

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Ahead of the upcoming general elections, the Union Home Minister Amit Shah submitted his nomination today from Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency. During his nomination, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhuperndra Patel accompained him.

Former deputy prime minister and BJP chief LK Advani, who earlier served as a representative of this seat during Shah’s successful run for re-election.

Soon after filing nomination, Shah said, today he has submitted his nomination from the Gandhinagar seat. He said it is a matter of pride for him that this seat was represented by the former Prime Minister  Atal Bihari Vajpayee, LK Advani and the seat where Narendra Modi himself is a voter. He also said he has been an MLA and MP from this seat for 30 years. The people of this region have given him immense love, Shah said.

With an astounding vote share of 69.67 percent in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Shah maintained the BJP’s stronghold in Gandhinagar with a resounding victory. Election turnout has been consistently high in the city.

In 1984–85, Amit Shah joined the BJP. His political skills and organizational prowess were recognized, and he soon became the national treasurer of the Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha.

Amit Shah’s political career took a significant turn in 1991.

Shah became the national president of the BJP in 2014, and he was promoted to the position of Home Minister five years later.

In the context of Indian politics, Gandhinagar is a historical landmark. The former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, won seats from Gandhinagar and Lucknow in the 1996 Lok Sabha elections. However, he decided to stay to his Lucknow seat, opening the door for other leaders to set their mark in Gandhinagar.

Meanwhile, Congress has fielded its party secretary Sonal Patel from Gandhinagar.

Gujarat is scheduled to go for a single phase of elections on May 7. The results of the election will be announced on June 4.

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Tamil Nadu BJP chief K Annamalai says party will sweep Karnataka and emerge victorious in Telangana, accuses DMK, AIADMK of influencing voters in Coimbatore

Annamalai expressed his confidence of a historic result for the NDA on June 4, the IPS officer-turned-politician said the BJP will see a rise in its vote share in Tamil Nadu

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Tamil Nadu BJP chief and party candidate from Coimbatore seat K Annamalai said the time of Dravidian politics is over and also accused the ruling DMK and AIADMK of spending Rs 1,000 crore in Coimbatore to influence voters. Annamalai made the statement after casting his vote at Uthupatti polling booth in Karur village on Friday.

He expressed his confidence of a historic result for the NDA on June 4, the IPS officer-turned-politician said the BJP will see a rise in its vote share in Tamil Nadu. Annamalai further added people of Tamil Nadu are with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  

He said in the state of Karnataka the party is expecting a clean sweep this time. The State BJP chief said the BJP will be the number 1 party in Telangana. He said he was confident that Tamil Nadu will deliver a very big resounding result this time. He said there will be a rise in BJP’s vote share in the state and time of Dravidian politics is over.

In Coimbatore, K Annamalai is contesting the election from Coimbatore and is facing DMK’s Ganapathy P Rajkumar and AIADMK’s Singai Ramachandran. All 39 seats in Tamil Nadu will go for voting in the first phase. K Annamalai spoke to the media after casting his vote and accused the ruling DMK and AIADMK of spending more than Rs 1,000 crore in Coimbatore to influence the voters.

He said if the ruling DMK and AIADMK can bring 1 voter in front of the media to say that BJP is trying to influence them, then he will leave politics the same day because he is running in this election as a matter of principle. The elections to the state of Tamil Nadu will be closely monitored as the state has been at the centre of the BJP’s southern push in order to realise Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 400 paar goal.

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