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POLITICS

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Rajiv Gandhi, Babri Masjid, Ayodhya policy, Rahul Gandhi

Why Rahul Gandhi and Congress need a unified Ayodhya policy

In electoral terms, remarks ranging from a Ram Rajya promise to protecting Babri Masjid have not fetched the Congress any votes.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
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.

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
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.

POLITICS

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Lok Sabha elections 2019, Supreme Court, Ram mandir, Babri Masjid

Another demolition is on the way over Ram Mandir

The BJP needs to divert attention from real issues to Hindutva. The costs could be great. But when has the BJP cared about that?

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.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Ayodhya, Hindutva, Babri Masjid, Ram Temple

Why the Ram temple issue has been raised ahead of 2019 general elections

No political party has any real issues to raise before the electorate for votes.

VOICES

 |  9-minute read
Sangh, Babri Masjid, Atal bihari vajpayee death, Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Sangh and BJP should learn how Atal Bihari Vajpayee allowed scope for dissent

People are also criticising Atal ji. And they must. But to become indecent while criticising him will force us to make the same mistake for which we often damn our adversaries.

VOICES

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Congress, Babri Masjid, Ram Janmabhoomi, Ayodhya

Why I feel only Congress can resolve the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid dispute

By embracing Ayodhya, the BJP gained huge political mileage from a cause the Congress brought to the fore. The Congress should reclaim the Ram Mandir issue, and the votes it has lost on this.

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Ram mandir, Babri Masjid, St. Stephen's, St Stephen's chapel

Ex principal of St Stephen's College responds to vandals defacing chapels with 'Mandir yahin banega'

The chapel does not matter much to the Christians either in the college or outside.

POLITICS

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Ayodhya dispute, Ram mandir, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Babri Masjid

What Sri Sri Ravishankar actually said about India turning into Syria over Ram Temple issue

Out of court solution only way to avoid Syria-like situation. Padmaja Joshi explains what Sri Sri really said.