The Babri Mosque (Urdu: بابری مسجد, Hindi: बाबरी मस्जिद), or Mosque of Babur was a mosque in Ayodhya, India. It was constructed by order of the first Mughal emperor of India, Babur, in Ayodhya in the 16th century.
|Coordinates: 26°47′44″N 82°11′40″E / 26.7956°N 82.1945°ECoordinates: 26°47′44″N 82°11′40″E / 26.7956°N 82.1945°E|
|Established||Constructed – 1527|
Destroyed – 1992
Statues of Hindu deities were kept in the mosque overnight and claimed by hindus as the birth place of lord Rama.
Later, the site was declared disputed by the court. The mosque i destroyed in 1992 when a Rally of Hindus entered to the Ayodhya.
After the demolition of the Babri Mosque there was violence between Muslims and Hindus. On 27 September 2010 an Indian High Court (Allahabad High Court) decided that the Mosque was built on the Shri Ramlala Temple which was destroyed by Babar. Allahabad High Court decided to split the site into three parts.
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