Is it dharma to oust someone from their holy place?
In studying the Sangh parivar for my film, I encountered the disciplined manner in which the December 6, 1992 operation was planned.
In Ayodhya 25 Years After Babri Masjid Demolition, VHP Organises ‘Day of Bravery’ While Muslims Observe ‘Black Day’
Bajrang Dal members in the city were booked for breaking prohibitory orders while on their way to the VHP’s event. The were flying saffron flags and raising allegedly communal slogans.
JNU Cancels All Campus Events on Ram Janmabhoomi and Babri Masjid Demolition to ‘Maintain Communal Harmony’
The students’ union called the administration’s decision “ideological censorship”.
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.
A three-judge bench of the Allahabad high court had in 2010 ordered that the land be partitioned equally among three parties – the Sunni Waqf Board, Ram-Lalla Deity and the Nirmohi Akhara.
Will the ‘Hindu’ rulers use their newfound status to display a spirit of generosity or to demand total submission?
Qurratulain Hyder’s final novel revolves around how the coexistence of a temple and a mosque on the same piece of property has the potential to flare up into a full-scale conflagration.
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 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.”
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 country is witnessing the law of the living in the space of death.
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.
Mediations are only fair if both parties are equally powerful – which isn’t true for the Babri Masjid case, particularly in Adityanath’s UP.
“We can’t allow a masjid to be built near the Ram mandir. If Muslims are giving up their claim to the disputed land, they are welcome for talks,” says VHP litigant.
The crux of the election is that Narendra Modi’s opponents could not match him in weaving a broader political narrative around development.
Counter-polarisation in favour of Mukhtar Ansari, who was struggling to retain his seat, reflects a larger pattern in which anti-BJP votes get consolidated towards one candidate.
In this exclusive interview, K.N. Govindacharya speaks about Narendra Modi, Hindutva and his plans for a new framework for India’s Constitution.
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 […]