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Supreme Court of India and Kapil Sibal

Revealed: What created confusion about whom Kapil Sibal appeared for in Babri Masjid case

Senior lawyer and Congress leader was representing the legal heir of the oldest litigant in the Ayodhya case, not the Sunni Waqf Board.
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Kapil Sibal’s three strikes bring political embarrassment for Congress

Sibal has appeared as counsel in the triple talaq and Ayodhya title cases, and the Congress has dilly-dallied rather than denouncing his loaded statements.
BJP senior leader LK Advani meets UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath along with Vedanti Jee Maharaj and main priest of Ayodhya Dharmdas

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.
Former PM PV Narasimha Rao and BJP leader LK Advani

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.
Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) workers in protest for Ram temple in Ayodhya | Photo by Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

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.
An illustration showing Narendra Modi, the Babri Masjid and Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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.
Narasimha Rao

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'.
A man stands atop the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya on December 1992.

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.
File photo of Bajrang Dal with Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) members (representational) | Sameer Sehgal/Getty Images

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.
Supporters of the Ram temple construction movement display tridents in 2002 at 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

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Congress headquarters

One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
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

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.