1989: February 1 – At Prayagraj Dharm Sansad, VHP fixes November 10 as the date for temple foundation…

February 1 – Prayagraj Dharm Sansad: VHP fixes November 10 as the date for the temple foundation.

June 8-9 – At its Palampur (HP) convention, BJP, for the first time, joins the Ram Temple movement, stating that it was a matter of faith and courts could not decide it.

July 1 – VHP’s former vice-president, Justice Deoki Nandan Agarwal, files a plea in the high court seeking the restoration of the disputed land and removal of the mosque.

August 19 – Shankaracharya Shantanand starts Ramshila puja at Badrinath temple. Over the next three months, more than 3 lakh Ramshilas will reach Ayodhya from across India for the November 10 foundation laying ceremony.

Nov 9 – Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Chief Minister ND Tiwari, and RJB Nyas are in agreement for the foundation ceremony. VHP’s Kameshwar Chaupal lays the first brick of the foundation.

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