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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Babri demolition


Digvijaya Singh objects to presence of Babri demolition accused in Mandir Trust

February 25, 2020 3:06 am

“Some people are accused in the Babri demolition case and out on bail. It’s inappropriate to nominate for building the temple people who have been held guilty by the apex court,’’ said the former Madhya Pradesh chief minister in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

My parents bequeathed to me a lived liberalism. From Dec 6, 1992, that virtue, that country, is besieged

December 06, 2019 1:39 pm

The dream had communicated a message: That if young men armed with just axes, hammers and uncontrollable rage could reduce a 16th-century mosque to rubble as they had done that day, the bare bones of the virtues required to challenge them might lie beyond the boundary of time.

Ayodhya: Security stepped up ahead of Babri demolition anniversary

November 16, 2019 3:07 pm

Streets in red zone areas and those leading to the zone are being kept under tight watch and barricades in these places which were put up ahead of the verdict will continue to be there till December 6, the District Magistrate said.

Babri demolition verdict likely by April next year

November 12, 2019 3:16 am

The Supreme Court had extended the term of Judge Yadav, who was set to retire on September 30 this year, in July this year and directed him to deliver judgment in nine months.

A perverse ploy

February 12, 2018 1:30 am

I am a man of faith. The cynical political calculation of Ram Janmabhoomi movement is intolerable to me.

Religion over law

December 08, 2017 1:00 am

Neither side in the Babri Masjid case is keen on a judicial solution. So far, the courts themselves have, troublingly, adopted an approach that privileges religious sentiment

On Babri anniversary, Hindu groups to PM Modi, Yogi Adityanath: Build the temple

December 07, 2017 8:02 am

Mahant Suresh Das of Digambar Akhara said there will be no “samjhauta” (compromise) on the issue of Ram Janmabhoomi. After Ayodhya, he said, temple construction would also be undertaken in Mathura and Kashi (Varanasi).

Returning to Ayodhya 25 years later: For sons of men killed fleeing, this dispute is not quite over

December 06, 2017 10:59 am

Subhash Pandey and Mohammed Shahid live in different parts of Ayodhya but share a common story — of life at a standstill from the time they lost their fathers.

We the people

December 05, 2017 4:38 am

Babri demolition, 1992, involves us all. It was an attack on idea and promise enshrined in India’s Constitution.

In crumbling Ayodhya, civic poll is the buzz for future and December 6 is now history

December 04, 2017 8:13 am

In December 1992, reporter Rakesh Sinha and photographer Praveen Jain chronicled the demolition of the Babri Masjid. Their reports and photographs led the Liberhan Commission to call them as key eyewitnesses. 25 years later, they return to Ayodhya to track the new battle lines in an enduring conflict.


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

December 06, 2018 1:52 pm

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?