Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicShahi Idgah

Topic: Shahi Idgah

Behind Krishna Janmabhoomi controversy lies centuries of politics & a Mughal game of thrones

Krishna Janmabhoomi at the centre of a bitter legal fight. A court has begun hearings on a petition demanding that the Shahi Idgah mosque, which stands alongside the temple, be sealed.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.

Sec 144 imposed in Mathura after Hindu Mahasabha vows to install Krishna idol in Shahi Idgah

The clampdown comes as another Right-wing organisation, Narayani Sena, announced it would march from Vishram Ghat to Sri Krishna Janmasthan, demanding 'removal' of mosque.

Mathura court issues notices on plea seeking removal of mosque near Lord Krishna’s birthplace

A priest at the Katra Keshav Dev temple filed the plea on behalf of the temple's deity to move the 17th century Shahi Idgah Masjid from near the temple complex.

Opposing Ram in 1990s was easy. Yadavs’ secularism will be tested with Krishna in 2020

BJP's Krishna janmabhoomi movement in Mathura will be an agni-pariksha for cow-belt leaders such as Tejashwi Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav.

On Camera

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Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.