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Faizan Mustafa recalls Babri Masjid & Arvind Subramanian on key economic objectives

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Faizan Mustafa, Arvind Subramanian, Kapil Komireddi & many others.
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After Babri riots, many women sent bangles to Dawood Ibrahim: Rakesh Maria

Former Commissioner of Mumbai Police Rakesh Maria tells all in his new book ‘Let Me Say It Now’, including how the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts were planned.

‘One nation, one forty four’ proclamations and remembering ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’

The best cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
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Students at RSS-run school re-enact Babri demolition, trustee says there’s nothing wrong

Video of students tearing down Babri Masjid poster amid chants of ‘Ramachandra ki Jai’ has gone viral. In the audience were Kiran Bedi & union minister Sadananda Gowda.
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Muslim parties file 6 petitions against Ayodhya verdict in Supreme Court in one day

A 5-judge bench, headed by then Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, delivered a unanimous verdict on 9 November allowing the construction on a Ram temple on the disputed land.
A group photo of the five-judge bench comprised of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi (C) flanked by (L-R) Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, Justice S Abdul Nazeer after delivering the verdict on Ayodhya land case, at Supreme Court in New Delhi on 9 Nov 2019 | Photo: PTI

Jamiat’s Ayodhya review petition should succeed but won’t. Here’s why

According to the Supreme Court, it had on 9 November settled India’s oldest and most controversial religious disputes. So what will it do now?
Dharam Sabha in Ayodhya

When a Nagaland CM offered a creative solution to the Ayodhya crisis three decades ago

Former chief minister of Nagaland Vamuzo Phesao had called on the Shahi Imam of the Jama Masjid.

Frustration over Ayodhya verdict is not coming from Muslims but Left-illiberals

Already a diminishing ideology, Leftist ideologues are attacking not merely the Ayodhya judgment but the Supreme Court itself.
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Babri Masjid demolition trial is a textbook example of how delayed justice can be

ThePrint spent two days attending the Babri criminal trial in Lucknow, going through court records, evidence and statements. Here’s what we found.
Jama Masjid

Ayodhya verdict & Babri demolition confirmed status of Muslims as second-class citizens

If supporting Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is a goodwill gesture, how far will Muslims have to go to maintain it? Will we hear 'Tejo Mahalaya wahin banayenge' next?

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US Navy was quick to fix responsibility for Covid-19 crisis. Indian military can take lessons

Indian military’s track record in fixing accountability is poor, most notably during the Kargil War. This can have serious repercussions for us in peace and wartime.

Is talk of lifting lockdown premature or is it necessary to allow some economic activity?

As the Narendra Modi government considers the option of extending the Covid-19 lockdown beyond 14 April, concerns around its impact on the economy are growing.


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Indian Navy veterans slam ‘childish’ US response to Roosevelt ship incident

Former Navy Chief Admiral Arun Prakash says captain of USS Theodore Roosevelt should’ve resigned if he felt system let him down, rather than leaking mail to media.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.