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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.

On Camera

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Smriti Irani’s makeover: From being most disliked Modi minister to dynasty slayer in Amethi

After causing the biggest upset in 2019 elections, Smriti Irani has ensured she can no longer be ignored by PM Modi and Amit Shah.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.