Babri Masjid Case’s oldest litigant, Hashim Ansari dies after prolonged illness

Ayodhya: In the early hours on Wednesday, Hashim Ansari, 96-year-old petitioner in the Babri Masjid-Ramjanma Bhoomi case died.

As per reports, Ansari was suffering from serious health issues and was admitted to a hospital in Lucknow just a few days back after he complained of chest pain and breathing problem.

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Ansari has been fighting in the Babri Masjid case since 1959 and is one of the oldest petitioners.

He was quite unhappy over people politicizing the Babri Masjid Case for their own benefits. Also, after the demise of VHP leader Ashok Singhal last year, Ansari said that it was the greatest loss for the Ram Mandir movement.

On December 6, 1992, the 16th century Babri Masjid was destroyed by a group of Hindu Kar Sevaks.

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