Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Topic: Ayodhya

Shiv Sena workers take part in Maha Aarti | Twitter

Mumbai to Ayodhya, Shiv Sena re-connects with its hardline Hindutva past via Delhi

Shiv Sena wants to show it has never wavered on Hindutva, while, it says, ally BJP has. This is the message Sena wants to take to the people.
Senior RSS leader Suresh 'Bhaiyyaji' Joshi addresses during Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s (VHP)

RSS No.2 ‘Bhaiyyaji’ Joshi leads frenzied crowd in demanding Ram Temple from Modi govt

At the VHP-organised ‘Virat Dharmsabha’ in the capital, many Hindu leaders and saints called to the govt and the judiciary to build the Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
The temple town of Ayodhya on the banks of Sarayu river | Commons

Ayodhya’s moved on from Babri demolition but ‘outsiders’ keep taking it back

Local residents say the current generation has little memory of the events of 1992 but are reminded of it by outfits such as the VHP and RSS.
A member of the border security force guards the Babri Masjid |Robert Nickelsberg/Liaison

What Liberhan panel said about Babri Masjid demolition conspiracy, and those involved

The Liberhan commission, which took 17 years to complete its inquiry, held several senior BJP leaders responsible for the demolition of the Babri masjid.
Destruction of Babri Masjid, Ayodhya, December 1992 | Robert Nickelsberg/Liaison/Getty Images

Don’t just blame Hindutva for Ayodhya dispute, Muslim elite politics also responsible

Muslim political groups begin to treat Babri Masjid case as a non-political ‘legal’ battle after its demolition in 1992.
Demolition of the Babri Masjid 1992 | Getty Images

An IAS officer writes about how he rebuilt Ayodhya after Babri Masjid demolition

Within a month or so of Babri demolition, all the damaged mosques in Ayodhya were restored to their original state.
File photo of the Ram Ghat Temple in Ayodhya

Why Ayodhya cannot be resolved like Somnath temple

The idea of 'state intervention' in rebuilding Somnath Temple is invoked to justify the demand for a law on Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray and Rashmi Thackeray offer prayers during Saryu aarti at a ghat in Ayodhya | PTI

A recent Bisleri ad and Ayodhya TV debates have much in common

TV news channels delivered a narrative that said Ram Mandir march was a make-or-break situation for parties.
A wall of bricks bearing 'Shri Ram' chants seen at the Ram Janmabhomi Nyas-run workshop at Karsevakpuram in Ayodhya | PTI

While the temple is stuck in court, BJP is busy rebuilding the legend of Lord Ram in UP

From announcing statues of Lord Ram to renaming Faizabad district, BJP govts in UP and at the Centre have raised matters to a fever pitch over the last year.

J&K governor not Centre’s pawn, and questions over Rahul Gandhi’s gotra

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madhya pradesh

MP push for 70% industry jobs to locals: Valid regionalism or is Congress the new Shiv Sena?

Kamal Nath, on his first day as Madhya Pradesh chief minister, announced incentives for industries that hire 70 per cent local workers. When questioned about th...