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POLITICS

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Treaty of hudaybiyyah, Prophet Mohammad, Wahhabism, Ayodhya dispute

Between the Lines: Why do some Wahhabis want the Ayodhya temple for Lord Ram?

Wahhabi preacher Salman Nadwi and others like him support the temple for Ram as a strategic retreat, citing the historical Treaty of Hudaybiyyah. But what exactly is this treaty?

POLITICS

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Supreme Court, Kalyan Singh, Babri Masjid, Ayodhya dispute

Ram Janmabhumi-Babri Masjid: SC should firmly quash govt's new plea on Ayodhya land

Under Kalyan Singh’s watch, the Babri Majid was demolished, despite the promises made to the apex court. There is absolutely no guarantee of history not repeating itself.

POLITICS

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2019 Lok Sabha polls, Narendra Modi, Ram mandir, Ayodhya dispute

How the Modi govt's move for Ayodhya land is a stepping stone towards its 2019 dream

With the BJP facing strong challenges, Ravi Shankar Prasad's statement, that the Ayodhya case must be heard without delay, sounds more like a plea for help than a mere observation.

VARIETY

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Hindu, Secularism, Ayodhya dispute, Sanskrit hymns

Why singing Sanskrit prayers in schools should be for parents and teachers to decide, and not disturb the Supreme Court

While such issues are important, they could also have been solved at an individual level instead of approaching the country's top court which has to rule on matters of national importance.

POLITICS

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Lok Sabha elections 2019, Ayodhya dispute, Babri Masjid, Ram Janmabhoomi

Why the build-up in Ayodhya today is not a celebration of faith

One lakh RSS, One lakh VHP, 500 sainiks — this is coercive and intimidatory.

POLITICS

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Bhaiyyaji joshi, RSS, Ayodhya dispute, Ram mandir

RSS is only posturing over the Ram temple. It won’t take the 1992 route this time

It seems like the whole thing has been planned to appeal to majority sentiments.

POLITICS

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BJP, Supreme Court, Ayodhya dispute, Ordinance on ram mandir

Can the government actually take the legislation route on the Ayodhya dispute? No. Here’s why

The 'law' that the VHP, RSS and various right-wing groups are demanding is unequivocally unconstitutional.

VARIETY

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Babri Masjid, Ayodhya dispute, Rakesh sinha, Ram mandir

Political point making aside, legally the government is bound to follow court orders on Ayodhya

It is only after the final judgment that the BJP can think of “pulling a Shah Bano”, in case the verdict is not to its liking.

VOICES

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Religious polarisation, Sabarimala row, Ram Janmabhoomi, Ayodhya dispute

Sabarimala to Ayodhya: Politics in the name of God

Hopefully, the voters will realise how easy it is for politicians to fool them in the name of religion and rise to vote for a progressive and powerful India.

POLITICS

 |  RIGHT Foot Forward  |  5-minute read
Lok Sabha election 2019, Babri Masjid, Ram Janmabhoomi, Ayodhya dispute

Ayodhya case deferred: Why this is good news for the BJP ahead of Lok Sabha 2019

Instead of trying to find a solution, those opposed to the Ram Mandir have always tried to block the outcome of the Supreme Court hearing.