The development comes two days after Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi reconstituted the bench that was to hear the case — after one of the judges on the bench set up earlier this month, Justice U Lalit, recused from hearing it — and fixed January 29 to take up the matter.
Taking on Rahul Gandhi for his delayed visits to Amethi, Irani said that instead of tweeting from a room and delaying his visits to his constituency, Rahul should face things on the ground. She also added that people should stop calling Amethi the Congress bastion.
Muslim organisations observed the day as 'Yaum E Gham' (day of sorrow) and a protest demonstration was held in Lucknow. There are reports of protests being held in Kerala, Hyderabad and Maharashtra as well.
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?