Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicBabri Masjid

Topic: Babri Masjid

Issue no longer survives,’ says Supreme Court, closes all contempt cases on Babri demolition

Referring to the November 2019 verdict of a constitution bench, the court said a full verdict had been delivered by a larger bench making present appeals redundant.

For BJP, Gyanvapi is like Babri. It’ll swing elections but take India back to a dark past

Secular Indians are mistaken if they think that the Place of Worship Act will prevent masjid-mandir controversies from proliferating. It is proved wrong every day.

Should Indian Muslims cling on to a non-mosque? Gyanvapi is a living monument of past wrongs

The Places of Worship Act is a generous law. Indian Muslims can best reciprocate this generosity by adhering to the Quranic morality in Gyanvapi Masjid's case.

1993 UP election was India’s attempt at secularism. A mutiny in the police almost ruined it

Aloke Lal and Maanas Lal in 'Murder in the Bylanes' show how post-Babri Masjid demolition, UP became a state 'on edge'.

Indira Gandhi’s ‘Hinduism in danger’ to Karnataka hijab row — This is what jihadists want

Lebanon, Yugoslavia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have shown what happens to nations that can’t manage ethnic or religious tensions.

Bulli Bai, Sulli Deals show that we Indians don’t respect the dignity of people different from us

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Babri, Saraswati, Aryans – There are rival Indian histories now and campuses are the warzone

What used to be ‘basement history’ is now mainstream in Lutyens’ Delhi. The ‘ivory tower' of the Left on academics is being contested by an ‘imaginative’ Right.

From Ayodhya to Kashi, BJP changed its strategy from ‘demolition’ to construction

With the inauguration of Kashi Vishwanath Dham by PM Modi in Varanasi, BJP’s ‘Kashi project’ is almost complete, and so is the invisibilisation of Gyanvapi mosque.

Why SC’s ‘collective verdict’ on Babri Masjid is a worrying sign — for judiciary and India

In ‘Demolition and the Verdict’, Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay writes that the SC judgment on Ayodhya civil case raised eyebrows as the five judges were in almost complete agreement.

Babri Masjid has a thriving afterlife. Just look at Ram Janmabhoomi trust and VHP websites

Babri Masjid may have been demolished, but it's now being commemorated, remembered and even idolised by the Hindutva groups as an ‘imagined monument’.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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