Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
TopicRavidas Temple

Topic: Ravidas Temple

Supreme Court allows Ravidas temple construction 2 months after it ordered its demolition

Violent protests had broken out in New Delhi after the Delhi Development Authority demolished the Ravidas Temple in August on Supreme Court orders.

Centre tells top court it is willing to hand over 200sqm for Ravidas temple construction

The Ravidas temple was demolished by the Delhi Development Authority following the Supreme Court's direction, which led to massive protests in the national capital.

SC agrees to look at building new Ravidas temple in Delhi, says respects sentiments

The Supreme Court has asked all the parties to hold consultation with the attorney general to find an appropriate site to build the temple.

How Kejriwal’s AAP moved from ‘politics of change’ to counting on religion to win voters

As Delhi elections near, AAP focus has turned to religion — be it Ravidas protests or tirth yatras — a far cry from 2017 when health, education were its poll agendas.

Ravidas temple case shows social contract between Dalit groups and judiciary is fraying

Judges are not supposed to make laws, but only interpret the laws laid down by the Constitution and the legislature.

Rebuild Ravidas temple at same spot, says Delhi BJP, wants land-use changed

Delhi BJP leaders want the Modi govt to intervene to get Kejriwal govt to change land-use for the temple, meet Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar.

Kejriwal tells Centre Delhi will give 100 acres in exchange for Ravidas temple plot

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal put the onus on the Centre to resolve the issue, saying everyone should work towards the construction of the Ravidas temple.

Protests by Dalits against demolition of Ravidas temple in south Delhi turn violent

Police said they resorted to mild lathi-charge and used tear gas to disperse the crowd after a group of protesters turned violent during their march to the site of the temple demolished on August 10.

Why demolition of Sant Ravidas temple in a Delhi forest has Dalits up in arms

Temple demolished on SC order after 27-year legal battle. Dalits say telling them to find a new spot akin to asking Hindus to build Ram temple outside Ayodhya.

Ravidas temple demolition has given political parties a ‘mandir issue’ ahead of Delhi polls

As Delhi & Punjab see protests after the SC-ordered demolition of Ravidas temple, BSP, AAP, Congress and Delhi BJP have all latched onto the controversy.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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