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Ayodhya Ram Temple: VHP springs surprise, no agitation for 4 months

Ayodhya Ram Temple-Babri Masjid: The VHP’s surprise announcement comes barely a week after the BJP-led NDA government moved the Supreme Court seeking permission to return the 67 acres of land in Ayodhya — adjacent to the disputed site — to its original owners including the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas.

Ayodhya case: Plea in SC challenging law on land acquisition near disputed site

This comes days after the Centre moved the top court with a petition asking to return the "non-disputed" surplus land acquired around the disputed structure in Ayodhya to a Hindu trust and other original owners.


Narendra Modi’s big play for Ayodhya could backfire

Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party is betting that religious nationalism—including ramping up efforts to build the Ram temple, symbolically renaming cities and allocating almost $600 million to a mass Hindu pilgrimage—can shore up its vote in elections due by May.

Ayodhya land dispute case: Centre moves SC, seeks nod to hand over non-disputed land to original owners

The government has sought modification of the March 2003 judgement to restore 'surplus' land which remains undisputed to its 'rightful owners' Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas.

Law for Ram temple only option, those in power must keep promise: RSS' ‘Bhaiyaji’ Joshi

The government, Joshi said, “should take steps to enact a law as per the wishes of sants and Ram bhakts... No other alternative can be imagined... We are not begging, we are expressing our sentiment. We are sure that those who are in government today will understand this and take positive steps”.

People will lose faith in BJP if Ram temple is not built: Ramdev

Ramdev's remarks come amid a growing chorus to speed up the construction of a temple for Lord Ram in Ayodhya, which is believed to be his birthplace.


VHP holds 'Janagraha' convention for ordinance to facilitate Ram temple

Thousands of VHP members from various parts of the state including Mysuru, Mandya, Kolar and Hassan besides Bengaluru participated in the event. VHP members also took out processions from different parts of the city.

The Urdu Press: Over to Ayodhya

Siasat’s editorial on November 24 notes that “when elections close in, the Sangh Parivar, the BJP, RSS and others, remember the mandir... just to spread hate”.

At ‘Dharma Sansad’ in Varanasi, sants condemn govt’s Ram statue proposal

While the BJP has pitched the Yogi Adityanath-led government's proposal as a move that will put the state on the map of international tourism, Congress said the issue had been turned into an "event" by the ruling party.

Ram on track: Aboard the Ramayana Express

Amid delays and discomfort, faith keeps passengers on the fully booked maiden Shri Ramayana Express from Ayodhya to Rameswaram going. Plus election talk that veers around to PM Modi and the temple. ANKITA DWIVEDI JOHRI on board the Ramayana train.

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A sneak peek into Ramayana Express: Chants of Jai Shree Ram, bhajans and more

In the course of 16 days, the passengers of Ramayana Express are to cover 8,080 km on the Indian Railways’s ‘Ramayana circuit’, from Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh to Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, covering major destinations associated with Lord Ram.

Ayodhya turns into fortress ahead of VHP, Shiv Sena events

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray visits the disputed site to offer prayers and addresses a gathering, speaking over the construction of Ram temple


Yogi Adityanath hosts grand Diwali in Ayodhya

Yogi Adityanath said, "Good governance — or “Ram Rajya” — will return to Ayodhya, which was neglected by successive state governments."

Riots deepen communal divide in Uttar Pradesh

With Lok Sabha elections being underway, the riots divided the political landscape of the region on religious lines.

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Ayodhya dispute: Centre moves SC seeking permission to release non-disputed land

The Centre on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court asking that it be allowed to had over the non-disputed land acquired around the disputed site to its original owners. Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath welcomed the Centre's move.

Explained: What has been the BJP’s stand over the years on Ram temple

From the Vajpayee years to Narendra Modi’s BJP, a look at how the party handled the sensitive issue of building a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.


Is VHP’s Ayodhya mobilisation bringing back fears of the 1992 Babri demolition?

Is the Ayodhya mobilisation now as powerful and potent as it was in 1992? Are there law and order concerns for the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government, both now ruled by the BJP? And most importantly, is it fair to compare 2018 to 1992?

On board The Ramayan Express, there are bhajans, chants of Jai Shri Ram and more

We travelled on The Ramayan Express going to Ayodhya, Sitamarhi, Janakpur in Nepal and Prayagraj (till recently called Allahabad) and this is what it was like.

How the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya impacts the BJP

The Supreme Court has said that the date for the Ayodhya hearings will be decided in January. Here’s how it will impact the BJP and what the RSS is likely to do.

Eye for Detail EP 12: All about the Ayodhya uncertainty, RBI vs govt and Statue of Unity

How the BJP and RSS are reacting to the Supreme Court deferring the Ayodhya case, why the RBI and the government are at loggerheads and what it means to have a statue worth almost Rs 3000 crores. All that and more in this week’s Eye for Detail.


Want a dialogue with all parties to settle the Ayodhya dispute, says union minister Uma Bharti

Union Minister Uma Bharti has said that leaders across party lines must come together and sort out the Ayodhya dispute through dialogue. She also said that those in the government want to build a temple at the disputed site but will need support from