The Babri Masjid ( translation : Mosque of Babur ) was a mosque in Ayodhya , India . Located in Faizabad district , it was one of the largest mosques in the Uttar Pradesh state. According to the mosque's inscriptions, it was built in 1528–29 CE (935 AH ) by Mir Baqi , on orders of the Mughal emperor Babur (after whom it is named).
On 6 December 1992, a large crowd of Hindu Kar Sevaks (activists) demolished the 16th-century Babri Mosque in the city of Ayodhya , in Uttar Pradesh . The demolition occurred after a political rally at the site turned violent.