Ayodhya: Massive security arrangements have been put in place in the twin towns of Faizabad and Ayodhya as the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Bajrang Dal plan to observe 'Shaurya Diwas' (Day of Valour) while Muslim organisations plan 'Yaum e Gham' (Day of sorrow) to mark 25 years of Babri Masjid demolition.The VHP has given a call for grand celebrations on Tuesday to commemorate the silver jubilee of the demolition. Its associated organisation, the Bajrang Dal, will celebrate December 6 as 'Shaurya Diwas' and 'Vijay Diwas' (Victory Day) and have also issued appeal to people of Ayodhya - Faizabad to lit up their homes with lamps.
The mosque originally dates back to 1528. It was built in Ayodhya by Mir Baqi – a commander of Mughal emperor Babur – from where it gets the name Babri Masjid. However, a report by the Archaeological Survey of India suggested the existence of a 10th-century temple at the site. The Allahabad High Court had in 2010 ordered a three-way division of the disputed land which has been challenged in the Supreme Court.