Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicBabri Masjid

Topic: Babri Masjid

Journalists will be CBI’s star witnesses in Babri Masjid demolition case

Scribes had filed at least 47 FIRs in the aftermath of the incidents of 6 December 1992. Many of them had been thrashed, and their equipment destroyed.

Narasimha Rao felt betrayed over Babri, he avenged it by trapping Advani in hawala scandal

Explaining the frightened silence of Congress on 25th anniversary of Babri. The party can’t shake off its self-inflicted guilty conscience unless it accepts Narasimha Rao’s innocence.

The erasure of the Babri Masjid actually began six years before its demolition

The ‘Ayodhya controversy’ is not about the Ram temple, it is about the forcible occupation of a functioning mosque.

The Ram Mandir test: How Modi fares can be his defining legacy

The Ayodhya issue will test Modi’s political capital, because one party will leave the table more aggrieved than the other.

Home ministry had a plan to prevent Babri demolition, but PM Rao didn’t allow it

Madhav Godbole, Home secy at the time of the demolition, says a contingency plan had been ready since July, but the final go-ahead 'never arrived'.

Even foreign scribes couldn’t escape wrath of Ayodhya’s Hindu zealots, recalls NYT journo

I began yelling, but was suddenly clubbed from behind. I fell to the ground. My notebook was wrestled from my hand. A sandal-clad foot stomped on my glasses.

VHP was working on Ram mandir since 1983, bought land: Babri case accused

Still facing trial in Babri demolition case, VHP’s international secretary Champat Rai says Hindu organisations worked meticulously to establish Ram temple in Ayodhya.

A journalist recounts helping prime accused in Babri Masjid demolition sneak into Ayodhya

A former reporter of RSS mouthpiece ‘Panchjanya’ says he accompanied Singhal and three others in the run-up to Babri demolition

Does Sri Sri have any hope in Ayodhya? Past mediation attempts have been utter failures

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has 3 proposals for Ayodhya dispute resolution, all of which involve “gifting” the land to Hindus. He visits Ayodhya Thursday.

Mainstreaming the lynch-fringe

Dadri killing is a chilling turning point in our politics, as no one condemns the mob outright

On Camera

YourTurn

Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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