India's history of hate needs retelling; secular paradigm has its own problems and requires revision
A new secular paradigm should not be afraid to admit Hindu and Muslim identities have deep roots
LK Advani led BJP's Hindu nationalism movement in 80s, 90s; espousing diversity today won't erase his past
LK Advani was the driving force behind the BJP's Indian nationalism and Hindutva concepts. Today, when he reminds the party about the BJP's 'respect' for 'diversity' and 'freedom of choice', does he expect them — or us — to believe him?
Shashi Tharoor clarifies comment on 'good Hindus' not wanting Ram temple, claims 'malicious distortion of words'
Shashi Tharoor cautioned that people may have to face "more unpleasantness" over religious subjects like the Ram temple controversy ahead of the elections.
BJP spoiled Ram temple issue by demolishing Babri mosque, says Samajwadi Party's Ram Govind Chaudhary
Noting that BJP has hijacked the Ram temple issue from the Congress, Ram Govind Chaudhary, Leader of the Opposition in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Wednesday said had the Babri mosque not been pulled down, the matter would have been resolved by now.
Mani Shankar Aiyar however maintained that Rao could have dismissed the then Kalyan Singh govt and imposed President's Rule in UP ahead of Babri demolition
Jairam Ramesh lavished praise on ex-PM late Narsimha Rao calling him political "Chanakya" for managing economic reforms and rued that "99.99 percent of Congress party believed he conspired" to have the Babri Masjid demolished.
Editor’s Note: Ajaz Ashraf’s novel, 'The Hour Before Dawn', published by Harper Collins, narrates the thought-provoking and suspenseful story of a terminally ill man’s search for the person who claims to write India’s Secret History, the pages of which appear on the walls of Delhi’s residential neighbourhoods, dividing its people as never before. Four weeks before the Babri Masjid is demolished, Delhi wakes up to accounts of India’s Secret History, pasted on the walls of the city’s residential neighbourhoods, dividing its people as never before. That division is mirrored in a school football match which suddenly turns into a game between Muslims and Hindus.
The oldest litigant in the Babri Masjid case on Wednesday said he was ready for talks with the Prime Minister for peaceful negotiations in the matter only if he promises that he will ensure punishment to those accused of its demolition.
Two days before the 22nd anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, the oldest litigant in the case has said that he does not want to take the case any further and would like for 'Ram Lalla' or infant Ram who is represented by the Hindu Maha Sabha to be "set free".
The Cobrapost sting provides us a glimpse of a deeper conspiracy to bring down the Babri in 1992. However, it is unlikely to bring closure to the issue, which is now in the courts and does not look like ending anytime soon
Uttar Pradesh Urban Development and Minority Affairs Minister Azam Khan has cited the demolition of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya as the reason for the growth of terrorism in India.
Khan, who is considered Muslim face of the ruling Samajwadi Party, said, "Let BJP supremo Rajnath Singh declare that his party is responsible for martyrdom of Babri mosque and own total responsibility for massacre of Muslims in Gujarat.
Sinha said, "Rahman Malik came to India and made all sorts of comments against India, which shows there is no point in talks with Pakistan."
The Allahabad High Court judgment on the Ayodhya case discredited many eminent historians.