The year 2019 will go down as a watershed in the BJP’s journey as the party not only achieved its highest ever tally in Lok Sabha but also realised its decades-long ideological planks with the Modi government pushing the saffron agenda with renewed vigour in its second term. Continue Reading
The Supreme Court today allowed Muslim parties, including UP Sunni Wakf Board, to file their written note in the decades-old Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case, in which they have submitted that the verdict will have “consequences” for the future polity of the country.
The Supreme Court today concluded hearing in the politically sensitive case of Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya and reserved the judgement. Continue Reading
The Muslim parties today took a U-turn on questioning the authorship of the 2003 report of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and apologised to the Supreme Court for wasting it’s time in the Ayodhya land dispute case. Continue Reading
The Supreme Court asked its Registry today to inform it whether live streaming of the ongoing hearing in the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri masjid land dispute case was possible. Continue Reading
Tamilnadu, I can claim with absolute assurance, has always been the the most devout State in the country. This is also the State wherein the most virulent form of modern atheism took roots. Continue Reading
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday approved the plan to install a 251-metre-tall statue of Lord Ram at Ayodhya. The statue would be taller than the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s Statue of Unity in Gujarat, which is 183-meter-tall.
Muslim families in Ayodhya have sought government protection fearing rerun of the 1992 Ayodhya violence as nearly 2 lakh right wing supporters have descended in the town for the Dharam Sabha called by the Vishva Hindu Parishad on what is being dubbed as ‘Super Sunday’. Continue Reading
Does the Ayodhya judgement(s) fall between two stools in an effort to appear at once legally tenable and politically correct? Can any verdict, that can only be a binary yes or no particularly in a title suit, imitate King Solomon’s decision vis-a-vis that disputed baby? Can law take a leap to faith? Is it the job of a court to at all find an ‘amicable’ solution to problems? Is the court an adjudicator or an arbiter? Continue Reading
Or comrades in arms. Part-ners in profit? Maybe share holders in spoils. Whatever, but bluff remains the key stock in trade in this heady poll time that is already witness to a series of one night stands between quirky bedfellows making for strange politics. Welcome to the world of alliances wherein you can’t tell a friend from foe from what they say. Continue Reading