The name “Babri Masjid” comes from the name of the Mughal emperor Babur, who is said to have ordered its construction. Before the 1940s, it was called Masjid-i-Janmasthan (“mosque of the birthplace”), including in the official documents such as revenue records.

In 2003, by the order of an Indian Court, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) was asked to conduct a more indepth study and an excavation to ascertain the type of structure that was beneath the rubble. The excavation was conducted from 12 March 2003 to 7 August 2003, resulting in 1360 discoveries. The ASI submitted its report to the Allahabad high court.

The summary of the ASI report indicated the presence of a 10th-century temple under the mosque. According to the ASI team, the human activity at the site dates back to the 13th century BCE. The next few layers date back to the Shunga period (second-first century BCE) and the Kushan period. During the early medieval period (11–12th century CE), a but short-lived huge structure of nearly 50 metres north-south orientation was constructed. On the remains of this structure, another massive structure was constructed: this structure had at least three structural phases and three successive floors attached with it. The report concluded that it was over the top of this construction that the disputed structure was constructed during the early 16th century.

From the archaeological survey itself it is evident that there was a temple and Mughal Emperor Babur ordered the construction of Mosque over it. It is a very simple case of illegal construction happening forcefully under the leadership of a Islamic Dictator. Babur was a cruel Mughal Islamic ruler and not a “Saint”, then why should there be any place of worship with his name.

Anything and everything which is illegal as per the rule of law should not be allowed to be present just for the sake of politics and minority appeasement.