Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Topic: Babri Masjid

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

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
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.
Demolition of the Babri Masjid 1992 | Getty Images

An IAS officer writes about how he rebuilt Ayodhya after Babri Masjid demolition

Within a month or so of Babri demolition, all the damaged mosques in Ayodhya were restored to their original state.
Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi

Build Ram temple in Ayodhya, let muslims live in peace, says minorities panel chief

Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi also made it clear that there was no possibility of building mosques or offering namaz in Ayodhya.
Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) workers in protest for Ram temple in Ayodhya | Photo by Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

India is waiting for 2 things: Ram Mandir & India’s Got Talent winner

The underlying narrative in the cacophony of views is ‘mandir wahin at any cost’.
File photo of Shashi Tharoor | S Sahani/The India Today Group/Getty Images

Sorry Shashi Tharoor, you can’t give a clean chit to L.K. Advani in Ayodhya violence

If Advani was contrite after 1992, he should have worked towards resolving the temple issue, especially as the NDA-I strongman.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah | Vijay Verma/PTI

BJP will hand Ayodhya victim card to every Hindu voter ahead of 2019 elections

RSS and BJP are playing a dangerous game by dragging the Supreme Court into their petty politics.
Shashi Tharoor

Build Ram in your heart, says Shashi Tharoor

The Congress MP was responding to a question about his recent remark that no good Hindu would want a temple at the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site.
madhya pradesh

MP push for 70% industry jobs to locals: Valid regionalism or is Congress the new Shiv Sena?

Kamal Nath, on his first day as Madhya Pradesh chief minister, announced incentives for industries that hire 70 per cent local workers. When questioned about th...