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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.
Destruction of Babri Masjid, Ayodhya, December 1992 | Robert Nickelsberg/Liaison/Getty Images

Ayodhya ordinance may pit President and Supreme Court against each other

The Ayodhya issue has seen 14 prime ministers and several legislations, but the solution won't come from govt or judiciary.

For today’s TV anchors, Advani & Vajpayee won’t be ‘good Hindus’ either: Shashi Tharoor

Anything you say on Ram Janmabhoomi, triple talaq, Sabarimala, or Pakistan can and will be used against you by BJP to polarize the electorate on communal lines.
Cho Ramaswamy | Getty Images

Cho Ramaswamy: The Tamil legend who called out politicians on Babri and Emergency

Cho Ramaswamy, an actor, satirist and politician, was born on 5 October 1934. He is probably best remembered for his political satire Muhammad bin Tughlaq
The temple town of Ayodhya on the banks of Sarayu river | Commons

Ayodhya issue may not linger beyond 2019 elections

Any political opposition to the Ayodhya Ram Mandir issue will only lead to further polarisation.

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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

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A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
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.