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The Supreme Court of India

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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Representational image | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

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.
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.

On Camera

‘A rich Muslim’s expense on Umrah marriage can teach 3 lakh poor Muslim kids for 18 yrs’

Muslim scholars say 84% of Indian Muslims earn less than Rs 50 a day, and want the community to cut spending on lavish weddings, multiple pilgrimages.
t-series

Should Indians support Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series in YouTube subscriber race against PewDiePie?

Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and vlogger Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie are fighting to attain the number one spot in terms of subscribers on YouTube.

Defence

Indian Army | representational image | Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Army personnel killed in firing by Pakistani troops in J&K’s Poonch district

The border skirmishes witnessed a spurt after India's air strike on JeM terror camp in Balakot in response to Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.