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Hindu groups move SC challenging govt’s 1993 acquisition of land around Ram Janmabhoomi

Hindu Mahasabha & Sanathan Dharm have filed separate pleas, seeking the right to pray on the land surrounding the disputed site in Ayodhya.
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Hindu seers’ Ayodhya march: Are they putting pressure on BJP or working in tandem?

A group of seers at the Kumbh Mela Wednesday passed a resolution to march to Ayodhya on 21 February and lay the foundation for the Ram Temple. This came a day after the Narendra Modi government moved the Supreme Court seeking permission to return the “excess/superfluous land” acquired in Ayodhya to its original owners. ThePrint asks: Hindu seers' Ayodhya march: Are they putting pressure on BJP or working in tandem? BJP sends Lord Ram to exile only to bring him back before elections Vinayak Dalmia Spokesperson, Congress On the Ram Mandir issue, the Congress’ position is clear. The matter is sub-judice and we have to wait for the Supreme Court to decide. Whether the application will be allowed, dismissed, or modified is a matter that is between the Supreme Court and the applicant. We are not a party to this. Although, the timing of the Centre’s application in the Supreme Court to lift a 2003 status quo...
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Modi govt moves Supreme Court to get VHP trust its Ayodhya plot back

Centre had acquired around 67 acres surrounding the disputed Ayodhya site in 1993 as a preventive tactic after 1992 riots over the demolition of Babri masjid.
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CJI Ranjan Gogoi reconstitutes 5-judge bench for Ayodhya bench

Besides CJI Gogoi, others in the bench are Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and SA Nazeer.
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What about Babri Masjid? How land became more important than the mosque in Ayodhya

Even the so-called Muslim parties involved in the dispute are more interested in the land on which the mosque once stood.
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Justice UU Lalit and the Kalyan Singh case which led to his recusal from Ayodhya bench

In a 1994 case, U.U. Lalit had represented Kalyan Singh in a contempt matter in which the top court had sentenced the then UP CM for a day.

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Justice Lalit recuses himself from Ayodhya case hearing, new bench to be set up before 29 January

Justice U.U. Lalit recused himself on the grounds that he appeared for former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh in 1994.

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Total Dhamaal review: An exercise in mediocrity that would make mediocre look better

The third instalment in the Dhamaal series has all the animals and actors in the zoo but not one funny bone.
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Can India hurt Pakistan with new Indus dams or Modi govt hyping old project after Pulwama?

In wake of the Pulwama terror attack, union minister for water resources Nitin Gadkari tweeted Thursday that India will “stop its share of water which used to flow to Pakistan”.

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Muslims beat posters of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar during a protest against Pulwama terror attack, in Ahmedabad on February 15, 2019

Pakistan govt takes control of Jaish-e-Mohammed headquarters in Bahawalpur

The move came a day after the powerful UN Security Council put pressure on Pakistan to rein in militant groups operating from its soil.
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Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.