On 6th December 1992 the Babri Masjid Mosque was demolished in UP.The history in a nutshell is that in 1528 Mir Baqi under Babar built the Mosque which the Hindus claim is the birthplace of Lord Ram in Ayodhya.Since then this particular site has been in dispute between the Muslims and the Hindus and has been the reason for communal violence and unrest for years.
The ASI (Archaeological Survey India ) undertakes an excavation of the site. In 2003 the ASI delivers its report to the Court suggesting that a 10th century temple was found under the site of the Mosque.The Muslim community challenge this finding and since then the sides have been locked in battle in the Courts.
This is possibly one of the only times when the adage the "wheels of justice turn slowly" might serve a public purpose. People are fearful of unrest erupting and the PM has made public pleas to all to respect the Judgement. Will time serve to dent the passion, and will the communities recognize the importance of not fuelling the extremists at this point which is a particularly sensitive one in Indian politics ?
Meantime offices and shops are not taking any chances and are giving a half day to their employees.
330 pm Indian time will reveal all.