Wednesday, 17 August, 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.

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.