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What about Babri Masjid? How land became more important than the mosque in Ayodhya

Even the so-called Muslim parties involved in the dispute are more interested in the land on which the mosque once stood.
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Justice Lalit recuses himself from Ayodhya case hearing, new bench to be set up before 29 January

Justice U.U. Lalit recused himself on the grounds that he appeared for former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh in 1994.
Demolition of the Babri Masjid 1992 | Getty Images

SC sets out to solve politically sensitive Ayodhya dispute, here’s why it matters

An emotive issue of its own accord, the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid matter in apex court gains greater significance ahead of Lok Sabha polls.

Rahul’s Rafale rebukes amid silence on Sabarimala

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Indian Constitution doesn’t call Muslims a minority, who turned them into one?

The Constitution actually conceives ‘minority’ as an open category to protect the interests of various religious, linguistic and culturally distinctive groups.

Shah Rukh Khan fails to mine gold, and Nehru bandhgala back in fashion

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BJP’s Agusta gambit and Yogi’s idea of justice through renaming

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The temple town of Ayodhya on the banks of Sarayu river | Commons

Ayodhya’s moved on from Babri demolition but ‘outsiders’ keep taking it back

Local residents say the current generation has little memory of the events of 1992 but are reminded of it by outfits such as the VHP and RSS.
A member of the border security force guards the Babri Masjid |Robert Nickelsberg/Liaison

What Liberhan panel said about Babri Masjid demolition conspiracy, and those involved

The Liberhan commission, which took 17 years to complete its inquiry, held several senior BJP leaders responsible for the demolition of the Babri masjid.
Destruction of Babri Masjid, Ayodhya, December 1992 | Robert Nickelsberg/Liaison/Getty Images

Don’t just blame Hindutva for Ayodhya dispute, Muslim elite politics also responsible

Muslim political groups begin to treat Babri Masjid case as a non-political ‘legal’ battle after its demolition in 1992.

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Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav during his 80th birthday celebrations in Lucknow | Nand Kumar/PTI

Four reasons why Mulayam Singh is angry with son Akhilesh Yadav

Mulayam Singh’s criticism can weaken the SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh and demoralise the party workers.
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Can India hurt Pakistan with new Indus dams or Modi govt hyping old project after Pulwama?

In wake of the Pulwama terror attack, union minister for water resources Nitin Gadkari tweeted Thursday that India will “stop its share of water which used to flow to Pakistan”.

Defence

To bypass US sanctions, India & Russia work out rupee-rouble transfer for S-400 deal

Amid US sanctions against Russia, sources remain tight-lipped about the various modes of payment that are being pursued for the S-400 missile deal.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.