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Election Commission wants police to file FIR against Sadhvi Pragya for Babri comment

The poll body issued a showcause notice to Sadhvi Pragya after her statement on Babri Masjid demolition.
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BJP veteran Shanta Kumar’s six decade-long political journey comes to an unpleasant end

The BJP didn’t give Shanta Kumar, the 84-year-old former CM of Himachal Pradesh, a chance to defend the Kangra seat, signalling the end of the road for him.
A member of the border security force guards the Babri Masjid |Robert Nickelsberg/Liaison

Historical texts prove that a temple was destroyed in Ayodhya to build the Babri Masjid

The Ayodhya dispute existed right from the day the mandir was destroyed and its materials reused to build a mosque.

Spiritual leader calls for Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to be replaced on Ayodhya mediation panel

Seer Adhokshajanand Deo Tirtha Maharaj said he didn't hold a grudge against Sri Sri Ravi Shankar but cited his earlier failure in settling the Ayodhya dispute.
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What Sardar Patel said on Ayodhya is relevant to mediation today

Sardar Patel wrote that Ayodhya issue can be resolved peacefully with ‘willing consent’ of Muslims, and was clear against giving advantage to any group.
Sriram Panchu (Left), Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (Middle), F.M. Ibrahim Kalifulla (Right)

Spiritual guru, ace mediator & retired judge — panel SC hopes will resolve Ayodhya dispute

F.M. Ibrahim Kalifulla, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar & Sriram Panchu were named by SC as the mediation panel to resolve Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case.
VHP, Ayodhya ‘sants’ want Sri Sri out of Ram Janmabhoomi issue

On Ayodhya dispute, Sri Sri says must move towards ending long-standing conflicts

Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, empanelled to mediate Ayodhya dispute, said we should work towards respecting everyone, and maintaining social harmony.

Transparency should be the bottomline in Supreme Court’s Ayodhya mediation

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A member of the border security force guards the Babri Masjid |Robert Nickelsberg/Liaison

Ayodhya land dispute: Supreme Court refers case for mediation, former judge to head panel

The Supreme Court ordered mediation will be held at Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh and a media gag has been imposed.
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Supreme Court’s fresh push for Ayodhya mediation brings back 160 years of failed attempts

The Supreme Court last Tuesday urged the parties in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case to give another shot to an out-of-court settlement.

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Electoral bonds are a constitutional hazard but transparency alone isn’t the solution

Supreme Court’s role in setting a reform agenda for political funding has to be limited and not extend to managing how parties function.
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Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

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Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.