‘HANUMAN GURHIE AYODHYA INCIDENT, 28TH JULY, 1855 - ROOT CAUSE OF BABARI MASJID’: The Sangh Parivar scholars, in order to prove their possession over Babari Masjid Ayodhya since 1855 A.D. floated a story that there was a dispute over Babri (@Babari) Masjid/ Ramjanmabhoomi Ayodhya in 1855. In this clash over 70 persons were killed on each side, total exceeding 1855 dead. On 28th July, Wajid Ali Shah set up a tripartite Investigative Committee consisting of Raja Man Singh, Aghae Ali Khan-Chuckledar of Faizabad district and Capt. A.P. Orr. After receiving their report, Wajid Ali Shah ordered a separation wall to be erected to keep Hindu temple and Muslim mosque worshippers away from each other. 79 Muslim persons killed were buried in front of the Masjid, which is known as Ganje-Shahidan. Since then, Hindus have been worshipping the Ramjanmbhoomi inside the compound of Babari Masjid. Mr. M.S. Rana even challenged to accept the Tripartite Investigative Committee Report of 1855 which should clinch the issue of Ramjanmabhoomi. He quoted Michael H. Fisher, a scholar from the University of Chicago. He has referred to the correspondence between Wajid Ali Shah and Lord Dalhousie, the Governor General, minutes of the meetings held with J. Outram, the Resident of Lucknow. He has also challenged to carefully study the proceedings of the three-men Committee. So far the story appeared very convincing. When these correspondences/ references were thoroughly studied, it was quite shocking to learn that the 1855 incident at Ayodhya had nothing to do with the Babari Masjid Ayodhya. The incident took place over Hanuman Gurhie Vs. Khwaja Huttee Masjid Ayodhya, which is about one km. away from Babari Masjid.
In addition to the analytical research conducted on the subject, the book inter-alia includes in-verbatim re-production of correspondences made during the said period, Minutes of meetings, notes and petitions, etc. having significance with the subject matter of this book. The book has been authored by Sher Singh (IAS, Retd.) and Surinder Kaur. It has been published by the Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi.