The period of VHP’s belligerent build-up to the Babri Masjid destruction saw the rise of a mainstream ‘kar sevak’ media which destroyed the very fundamentals of journalism by becoming an active participant in furthering intolerance.
An excerpt from Krishna Jha and Dhirendra K. Jha’s Ayodhya – The Dark Night that uncovers the story of how the mosque had turned into a temple overnight.
The Central Bureau of Investigation is deliberately prolonging the trial while the BJP does its best to use the Ayodhya dispute to once again stoke the flames of hatred.
The board also told the apex court in an affidavit that the Babri Masjid site was its property and only it was entitled to hold negotiations for an amicable settlement of the dispute.
An excerpt from Manjari Katju’s ‘Hinduising Democracy: The Vishva Hindu Parishad in Contemporary India’.
India is a Hindu Rashtra, according to the ‘syllabus’ for an exam that 9000 schools will administer, and Vivekananda spoke in Chicago as a representative of ‘Hindutva’, not Hinduism.
The organisations see the arrival of stones in Ayodhya as the open contempt and dishonour of the Supreme Court.
In a similar move in 2015, two truck loads of stones were brought in, but the then Samajwadi Party government banned any further import.
The Supreme Court order that the status quo be maintained was violated when the administration allowed a trishul-bearing sadhu to enter the Ram shrine.
For the RSS, Adityanath’s elevation sends a subtle signal that no one is above the organisation and nobody is indispensable.
A clear and decisive narrative of Hindutva as an integral component of the larger economic development project is already out there. Various facets of this will soon unfold.
Despite the fact that the Ayodhya issue no longer arouses sentiments (or votes) like it used to, it seems to be the BJP’s go-to trick.
Where are we headed as a society when a Muslim cannot pay his honest respects to the ‘Imam-e-Hind’ Lord Ram just because of his religious faith?
In a remarkable coincidence, irrefutable evidence of ‘the RSS connection’ with Gandhi’s assassination surfaced in recent years – just as it was about to claim the Gandhian heritage.
Ram Bahadur Rai’s dismissal of the Constitution is not new, what is new is his attack on Ambedkar.
A high level of education hasn’t prevented this coastal town from becoming a hotbed of rabid and violent majoritarianism