“Though the riots are in the past, they have left a mark. People have moved on but after the series of mob lynchings, there is fear once again.”
In the Ayodhya riots that followed the Babri Masjid demolition, 18 Muslims were murdered, almost all their houses and shops were torched and destroyed.
Jagan Nath Azad’s poems condemning the demolition of the mosque say that the event tore apart India’s secular culture, one shaped through centuries of assimilation.
It did nothing to hold to account the BJP leaders who gave false assurances to the court before the Ayodhya demolition.
The movie has the Ramjanmbhoomi agitation and the demolition of the Babri mosque as its background.
Bhagwat’s statement comes ahead of the final Supreme Court hearing in the Ram Janmabhoomi case set to begin on December 5.
The BJP MLA’s remarks came after the monument was excluded from a Uttar Pradesh tourism booklet earlier this month.
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.”
“The party’s stand is clear…The temple should be constructed in a legal manner and there should be mutual dialogue,” said the BJP president, also addressing election reform, reservations, GST and cow protection.
In episode 31, Vinod Dua talks about the Supreme Court reserving its judgment in the Babri Masjid case, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, and how women are fighting back against online trolling.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
The Sunni Central Waqf Board, the main claimant in the Babri masjid title suit, is led by nominees of the UP government.
Modi has no clear vision, nor does he have the patience to comprehend complexities. Therefore, the hope that the state is now headed for rapid development is misplaced.
Now that promises of progress and development haven’t played out as they hoped, the BJP’s top duo are turning back to communal polarisation.
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.
In this exclusive interview, K.N. Govindacharya speaks about Narendra Modi, Hindutva and his plans for a new framework for India’s Constitution.
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