February- UP govt starts construction of boundary wall around the disputed site.
March – 42.09 acre land acquired near the disputed site in 1968-89 is handed over to the RJB Nyas for RamKatha Park. The land is levelled over the next three months after razing the existing structures.
May – Muslim side moves HC seeking to stall the levelling work on 42.09 acre land. HC refuses to stay levelling work.
July – VHP resumes kar seva. construction of a concrete platform near Shilanyas site begins.
A few days later, the High Court stays construction work, and contempt plea is filed in Supreme Court against CM Kalyan Singh
On the advice of various dharmacharyas, VHP stops construction for 3 months.
August – Ayodhya Cell is formed in the PMO, with the ex-Cabinet secretary Naresh Chandra as chairman.
October – Two rounds of talks take place between BMAC and VHP. However, with little progress in hand, Dharm Sansad announces resumption of construction on December 6.
November 27 – UP Government files an affidavit in SC that no construction will take place at the disputed site. SC appoints its observer for Ayodhya to ensure there is no construction on December 6
December 3 – Over 25,000 paramilitary jawans stationed in Ayodhya.
December 6 – Hundreds of thousands of people arrive in Ayodhya for kar seva. The disputed structure is razed, leading to nationwide communal riots, leaving over 2000 people dead.
Kalyan Singh resigns as the Centre sacks his government and imposes Central rule.
Idols placed in the makeshift temple in a tent by evening.
Formal complaints are lodged at Ram Janmabhoomi thana against thousands of unnamed kar sevaks for razing the structure, and eight prominent VHP and BJP leaders like Advani, Joshi, Ashok Singhal; several more names are added later.
December 7 – 15: Central forces take control of the disputed site.
Central government bans RSS, VHP, Bajrang Dal and Jamaat-e-islami.
Central government sacks BIP govts in Rajasthan, MP and HP, accusing them of having ties with the banned Organizations.
December 16 – Advani and seven other accused sent to Lalitpur jail, and the trial starts in Lalitpur court.
Retired chief justice of AP high court, MS Liberhan, is appointed as a one-man commission to probe the demolition, It is to submit its report in three months but is given 48 extensions. It finally submits its report on June 30, 2009.