The Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid Timeline
- 1885 Mahant Raghubir Das files a suit seeking permission to build a canopy on Ram chabootra. Petitioners not given access by the Faizabad district court in 1886.
- 1950 Hashim Ansari files a petition in the Faizabad court asking for the mosque gates to be opened and namaz allowed. Soon after, Gopal Visharad and Mahant Paramhans Ramchandra Das file a suit asking for permission to offer prayers to the idols installed at asthan janmabhoomi. An interim injunction allows a pujari in but forbids entry to others.
- 1959 The third suit by the Nirmohi akhara (headed by Mahant Bhaskar Das) is filed in Faizabad. The akhara stakes claim to the disputed ground and claims to be responsible for conducting the puja.
- 1961 A fourth suit is filed by the UP Sunni Central Waqf Board in the Faizabad court asking for the restoration of the Muslims’ right to pray at the mosque.
- 1989 A...