Friday, 7 October, 2022
TopicRam Janmabhoomi

Topic: Ram Janmabhoomi

Unseen photos of how Babri Masjid demolition was planned and executed in 1992

ThePrint's National Photo Editor Praveen Jain documented the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, including a rehearsal on 5 December.

10 milestones on the centuries-long road to the Ram Janmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya

The Ram Mandir will be constructed on the site where the 16th century Babri Masjid stood until it was demolished in 1992. SC handed the site to Hindus in 2019.

Ram Mandir will represent India as strong, peaceful, inclusive, says LK Advani

A day before PM Modi lays the foundation stone for a Ram temple in Ayodhya, Advani said he felt humbled to have performed his 'pivotal duty' through the Ram Rath Yatra.

Priyanka Gandhi, Congress leaders endorsing Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan is victory of RSS ideology

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Lit up ghats, disinfection drives, security checks — Ayodhya readies for Ram temple event

PM Modi and other dignitaries will arrive in Ayodhya for the 'bhoomi pujan' of the Ram temple tomorrow. The city has been carrying out disinfection drives in preparation for the event.

Soil for Ram Mandir construction angers Jharkhand tribals, VHP blames Christian missionaries

Soil from Jharkhand is sourced from 1,100 sarna sthals, which are places of spiritual significance to tribals. Followers of Sarna school believe they are a religion independent of Hinduism, Islam or Christianity.

‘No Ayodhya bhoomi pujan invite for Advani or Joshi’, and no one seems to know why

The two were key figures in the Ram Janmabhoomi movement — which became a mass movement with L.K. Advani’s 1990 Rath Yatra, while M.M. Joshi was BJP chief when Babri Masjid was demolished.

Let Ayodhya Ram Mandir be a reminder: Indian ancestors died for it, up to us to rebuild

Rebuilding is a civilisational responsibility Indians owe to their ancestors, who were the only ones among all pre-Bronze Age pagans who managed to protect their way of life.

How metallurgical engineer Ashok Singhal cast Ram Janmabhoomi movement in popular mould

Ashok Singhal was one of the key architects of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement from the late 1980s and until the demolition of Babri Masjid.

How India can prevent another Babri Masjid demolition

As a temple on a mosque site becomes a reality, it is important to look back and learn the hard lessons from history.

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A woman walks past the logo of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), at its headquarters in Mumbai, India | Reuters

SEBI orders Indian credit agency Brickwork Ratings to shut down

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) cancelled the certificate of registration of the credit rating agency due to repeated lapses in the functioning.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.