As the Ayodhya agitation gained ground, non-BJP parties were too busy with their electoral concerns to notice its significance.
Karsevaks involved in the Babri Masjid demolition of December 6, 1992, recall the events of the day 25 years later.
In the Ayodhya riots that followed the Babri Masjid demolition, 18 Muslims were murdered, almost all their houses and shops were torched and destroyed.
It did nothing to hold to account the BJP leaders who gave false assurances to the court before the Ayodhya demolition.
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.
A bench comprising Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R F Nariman set aside the order of the Gauhati High Court by which it had invalidated these certificates for claiming citizenship.
The 24-year-old Patidar quota stir leader asked people in Surat to not vote for the BJP, but for ‘a party that will be in a position to form a government’.
Karnan retired from his post on June 9 and was arrested on June 20.
It seems that UIDAI authorities overlooked making special arrangements or exceptions for people with disabilities.
Sinha was protesting against the government for its alleged apathy towards cotton and soybean cultivators outside the Akola district collector’s office.
The Babri Masjid was torn apart in broad daylight while the executive and judiciary watched, and those behind the demolition went on to be elected as the rulers of the country.
Jammu and Kashmir, in Urgent Need of Child Protection, Sees Poorest Implementation of Centre’s Scheme
Jammu and Kashmir is the only state that couldn’t secure any funding for the first six years after the implementation of the Integration Child Protection Scheme in 2009.
The movie has the Ramjanmbhoomi agitation and the demolition of the Babri mosque as its background.
Our media is not officially muzzled. But the spirit of dissent is being hollowed out bit by bit.
Congress leaders responded by protesting outside the chief minister’s house, where they allege they were subjected to excessive police force.
Modi was referring to a letter issued last month by Gandhinagar archbishop Thomas Macwan in which he had appealed to Christians to pray to save the country from “nationalist forces”.
The founding fathers of our constitution envisaged an egalitarian society based on justice, equality, liberty and secularism. Does contemporary reality reflect these values?
High on Patriotism, Low on Artistic Freedom – When the National Anthem Played 37 Times a Day at IFFI 2017
When political connections matter more than qualifications or an interest in films to get a pass for the festival – it is clear who’s calling the shots at IFFI.
The somewhat cynical rationale seems to be that humanitarian workers will leave if enough pressure is applied, and migrants will stop coming to Calais.
Numbers show the BJP has always dominated the top tier. The real story of their big loss in vote share lies in the bottom two tiers.
There needs to be a shift from a charity-based approach to a rights-based approach.
China’s Communist Party has tightened cyber regulation in the past year, formalising new rules that require firms to store data locally and censor tools that allow users to subvert the Great Firewall.
The Wire speaks to Kaleem Siddiqui, Socialist Party (India) candidate from Vatva in Ahmedabad, about why Muslims are being ignored by major political parties and the media.
Indranil Rajguru, who won the Rajkot East seat for the Congress in 2012, has decided to contest against Vijay Rupani from Rajkot West this time.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
Rajasthan Government on a Privatisation Spree in Tourism, Says Its Role Is Only That of a Facilitator
The state government has decided to close 15 of its 41 Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation units and lease two prime properties for 30 years – a move vehemently opposed by the employees.
While peasants in the Patidar-dominated districted have sided with Hardik Patel, affluent industrialists still harbour mixed feelings on whether the BJP has addressed their issues.
Using the best of liberal ethos enshrined in legal protections, the right-wing denies the same values to others.
For over three decades, the peace loving people of India have been held hostage to this dispute and have not been heard, says a petition in the Supreme Court.
No doubt, these results reflect local political dynamics but the fact that the opposition managed to hold its own against the BJP with paper ballots may well rekindle the debate on the merits and demerits of EVMs.
Setback for Congress and Samajwadi Party but BSP wins mayoral seat in Aligarh.
According to the study, the Centre is under-calculating the compensation it owes to the workers for the delay in wage payment.
The election field for the municipal polls saw a striking change this time – the active participation of women and transgender candidates contesting ‘general’ seats.
The MNS claimed responsibility for the attack at the MRCC office at Azad Maidan in south Mumbai.
The Amarinder Singh government has faced criticism from both within the Congress and the opposition for its reluctance to take action against Majithia.
The data does not support the controversial theory that caste identities matter less in urban areas.
Haryana’s state animal husbandry minister said desi cow’s milk not only makes one beautiful but also sharpens the mind.
The ‘historical’ Padmini is no more than a symbolic manifestation of the fusion of bardic imagination and colonial ethnography.
After their houses were razed to the ground, families living along the Tansa water pipeline were moved to a heavily industralised area with poor transport connectivity. This has cost them both their health and livelihood.
Rajguru has been campaigning in the Rajkot West constituency for a year now, and is known for his aggressive, macho image.