Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicBabri Masjid

Topic: Babri Masjid

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’.

Former UP chief minister & BJP veteran Kalyan Singh passes away at 89

Singh, the UP CM when the Babri mosque was demolished by 'karsevaks' on 6 December 1992, was among 32 people acquitted in the demolition case in September last year.

Retired judge who gave Babri Masjid verdict appointed as deputy Lokayukta in UP

Last year, retired judge Surendra Kumar Yadav had acquitted all the 32 accused, including LK Advani, MM Joshi, Uma Bharti and Kalyan Singh, in the Babri mosque demolition case.

20-member teams, 20 homes a day — how VHP is raising funds in Delhi for Ayodhya Ram Mandir

The Vishva Hindu Parishad kicked off its fund collection drive for the Ram temple in Ayodhya on 1 February in Delhi. 

Long before farmers’ tractor parade, Babri Masjid movement also waded into Republic Day row

The non-observance and/or boycott call of Republic Day by a coalition of Muslim organisations in 1987 can't be compared with the farmers’ tractor parade of 2021. But there is a link.

No steel, cement may be ditched too — IAS retiree Nripendra Misra on making Ram temple ageless

Nripendra Misra, former principal secretary to PM Modi & now chair of Ram temple trust, says in rare interview to Panchjanya that demolition of Babri masjid was a 'justified step'.

2 Ayodhya residents move HC challenging acquittal of Advani, others in Babri demolition case

Ayodhya residents Haji Mahboob and Haji Sayyad Akhlaq Ahmad filed the petition in the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court on behalf of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board.

On Camera

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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