Hindu, Shia and Sunni religious leaders were present at the event held in Ayodhya on Wednesday.
Mahant Bhaskar Das shared good relations with the Muslim community. His death will be a blow to communal harmony in Ayodhya.
The RSS chief also said that his organisation does not support trolling on social media as it amounts to “hitting below the belt”.
The two judges had been appointed by the Allahabad high court in March 2003, during the excavation conducted by archaeological survey of India at the disputed site.
“Now there is a BJP government in the state, so there is no problem and no hurdles in the way of the construction of the Ram mandir.”
While the slaughter and distribution of meat is banned in Ayodhya, during Bakrid, the local administration unofficially lifts the ban for the Muslims to perform the qurbani ritual.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today decided to hold the final hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute from December 5 and made it clear that no adjournment shall be given in any circumstance. The apex court, after an intense deliberation for more than one and a […]
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.
The Allahabad High Court had, in 2010, ruled a three-way division of the disputed 2.77 acres at the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri masjid site in Ayodhya.
The organisations see the arrival of stones in Ayodhya as the open contempt and dishonour of the Supreme Court.
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has sped up preparations for the construction of Ram mandir, which it announced is to start within a year.
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 CBI’s handling of the case has always depended on which political party is in power at the Centre. There is no reason to assume its attitude towards the prosecution of senior BJP leaders will not be coloured by the same factor.
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What began under Zia-ul-Haq in Pakistan in 1977 is being repeated in India.
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“Crimes that shake the secular fabric of the constitution have allegedly been committed almost 25 years ago,” the Supreme Court said.
The court has ordered that the trial, to be held in Lucknow, be completed in two years.
Mediations are only fair if both parties are equally powerful – which isn’t true for the Babri Masjid case, particularly in Adityanath’s UP.
In the twenty-first episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses the Supreme Court’s observation that the Ayodhya dispute must be settled amicably through “a cordial meeting” of all parties and where India ranks on the World Happiness Index 2017.
His remark came after the Allahabad high court directed the UP government to ensure that no fresh caste certificates are issued to those belonging to 17 Other Backward Classes (OBC) groups.
The gentle rhythms of the religious town of Ayodhya continue as they have for millennia.
There are always those who say let’s move on, but then what do we move on to?
Bhojpuri folksongs have evocatively captured how the lives of women are unevenly spread across two homes – naihar (natal) and sasural (that of the in-laws).
The campaign, which allows users to send Modi quotes on themes like Ayodhya and the perfidy of the Opposition, raises questions about the boundaries between government, party and personal promotion.
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.
The tourism minister’s scheduled visit to Ayodhya invited stark criticism from the opposition with allegations of a political agenda behind the move.
Notwithstanding Modi’s talk of ‘vikas’, the party’s sustained politics of polarisation reflects its failure to move beyond Hindutva and its doublespeak.
In the video of the “self-defence camp,” which has triggered the arrest, Bajrang Dal activists can be seen practicing shooting, and defeating, volunteers in skullcaps.
In the midst of heated contestations within the Hindutva establishment and their attempts at communal polarisation, nothing is changing in Faizabad-Ayodhya.
New Delhi: Even as senior BJP politicians like Mahesh Sharma, Sakshi Maharaj, Adityanath and Sangeet Som have sought to make light of last week’s murder of Mohammad Akhlaq in Bisara village near Dadri in Uttar Pradesh, a number of sadhus and mahants from the holy town of Ayodhya have […]