Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicBabri Masjid

Topic: Babri Masjid

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’.

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'.

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Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

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

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