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POLITICS

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BJP, Hindutva, Ram mandir, Assembly elections 2018

From Ram temple to Rahul Gandhi’s Hindu status: Are politicians using religion to corrupt our election process

Presently, Indian society is strife with provocative communalism projected generally and in elections. Civil society, with all its contradictions, has to stop this.

POLITICS

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BJP, Ram mandir, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Babri demolition

December 6: The Ram Temple dramatis personae and the Vajpayee ambiguity 

While other BJP leaders were militant about the Ayodhya movement, Atal Bihari Vajpayee both scorned, and used, it.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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Maharashtra, BJP, Uddhav Thackeray, Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena’s Ayodhya pitch: Old wine, new bottle. But is the timing right?

As Uddhav Thackeray tries to emulate his father's political strategy on Ayodhya issue after 25 years, he needs to rethink his timing of the political move

POLITICS

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Ram mandir, 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Congress, BJP

Why Ayodhya is high up on the BJP's political agenda once again

The saffron party expects the Ram Mandir issue to fetch it great political dividends. But it will have to fight off challengers and rivals.