February – VHP fixes March 15 as the date for resuming construction, Kar sevaks reach Ayodhya from across the country.
SP government in UP allows symbolic Shila pujan.
The coach of Sabarmati Express carrying karsevaks back to Gujarat is set on fire near Godhra. Fifty-eight are burnt alive, leading to Gujarat riots which claim more than 1,000 lives.
April – A three judge bench of Allahabad resumes hearing of the Ayodhya title suit