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VOICES

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Farmer protest, Ayodhya, Ram mandir, RSS

Why the Ram temple is more important for the RSS than farmers and their pain

The Sangh Parivar only bothers about the voice of the upper caste sadhus and sanyasis, not farmers and labourers.

POLITICS

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Shivaji, Ayodhya, Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena has wrested Ram from BJP, just like BJP took away Shivaji from Sena

Uddhav Thackeray’s Ayodhya visit was strategic in more ways than one.

POLITICS

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Shiv Sena, BJP, VHP, Ayodhya

Ayodhya show of strength: Shiv Sena scores over VHP’s damp squib

The VHP-RSS failed to give their followers anything new, even as Uddhav took the fight straight to PM Modi’s door.

POLITICS

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Ram mandir, Ayodhya, Assembly elections 2018, Yogi Aditayanth

Will Yogi Adityanath be able to make a difference for BJP in poll-bound states?

The UP chief minister is expected to come in handy to take the attention of the people away from real issues into the realm of Hindutva.

VARIETY

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IRCTC, Indian Railways, Ayodhya, Ramayana express

Why bringing Ram and Sita to welcome passengers of Ramayana Express is smart business sense from Indian Railways

We need to get over the hang-up that any expression of identity — ethnic, cultural, linguistic or religious — is necessarily divisive.

POLITICS

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Hindutva, BJP, Ayodhya, Faizabad

The BJP’s renaming of Muslim heritage places is just hollow politics

By making Faizabad Ayodhya, the Sangh wants to emphasise ‘Hindu glory’ and ‘Muslim otherness’. But it will ignore broken roads, crowded hospitals and lack of schools.

POLITICS

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Kim jung-sook, Suriratna, South Korea, Ayodhya

How a monument dedicated to a South Korean queen in Ayodhya is a symbol of India’s soft power

The visit of South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook has solidified the ties between New Delhi and Seoul.

POLITICS

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Prayagraj, Yogi Adityanath, Name change, Ayodhya

Faizabad becomes Ayodhya: Why we are not surprised at all this time

Awadh’s first nawab Saadat Ali Khan, who built Faizabad in 1730, made no attempt to give any new name to Ayodhya.

POLITICS

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Ayodhya, Supreme Court, RSS, Ram Temple

Why does the RSS want to take the Ayodhya Ram Mandir issue out of the Supreme Court?

Demand for a law to construct a temple at the disputed site is injustice to the very idea of the legal system.

POLITICS

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Congress, BJP, Ayodhya, Supreme Court

Why the Supreme Court – and only the SC – must decide on Ayodhya

While fuelling politics, the Ram Temple-Babri Masjid dispute has claimed multiple lives. Even as netas now make threats over it, in a civilised country, only the law should prevail.