Category Archives: Ayodhya

Ayodhya Verdict, Temple And Indian Nationalism

While Ayodhya verdict is under criticism from various quarters for ignoring the basic issue of land dispute, for ignoring the illegal installation of Ram Lalla idols on the night of 23 Dec 1949 and the demolition of the masjid by Sangh Parivar on 6th December 1992, a new dimension has been added to the issue. […]

Commit The Crime And Be Rewarded: Ayodhya Dispute Verdict

By Ram Puniyani Nation heaved a sigh of relief following the three judges delivering the verdict on Ayodhya case (30thSptember 2010). There was no violence anywhere, something which was feared very much. The day passed off peacefully and the fear that violence will engulf parts of the country proved to be wrong, thanks to the […]

Ayodhya Verdict 2010: Whither Indian Constitution

By Ram Puniyani The verdict given by Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court (Sept 2010) has been a landmark of sorts. On one hand it is culmination of the process of demolition of Babri Masjid, now that illegal act of demolition has got a legal sanction. On the other this judgment is the one based […]

Illusion of an Emerging New India

BY RAJDEEP SARDESSAI IT has been my considered view that December 6, 1992 would not have happened in the age of 24-hour news television. Through the forest of mikes and broadcast vans that would have swarmed the disputed site in Ayodhya, it would have been impossible for either the UP government or the Centre to […]

Ayodhya: Verdict & Consequence

The high court in Allahabad in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh made an important judgment on 30 September 2010 on the long-running Ayodhya saga, where the ownership of a site sacred to both Hindus and Muslims has been bitterly contested in the courts since the early 1990s.

‘I dare the RSS to give a third of the land to Muslims’

From Tehelka Magazine, Vol 7, Issue 41, Dated October 16, 2010 SP general secretary Mohan Singh in an interview with  KUNAL MAJUMDER says that Mulayam Singh Yadav’s comments reflect Muslim concerns.

Ayodhya verdict: No Out Of Court Settlement, Sunni Wakf Board To move SC

Dissatisfied with the Allahabad High Court verdict on the Ayodhya title dispute, the Sunni Central Waqf Board has decided to challenge it in the Supreme Court by the end of this month or early November.

Battle Ends, War Goes On For Ayodhya veterans

Minutes after the Allahabad High Court pronounced its verdict in the six-decade-old Ayodhya title suit cases, a 90-year-old Muslim — who is hard of hearing, has a wobbly gait and few teeth — and an 82-year-old Hindu — who has kidney problems, is diabetic and has suffered at least one heart attack —became the focus […]

People In Ayodhya Want Early Disposal of The Case

The stay on the pronouncement of the Ayodhya title suits verdict might have brought a respite to law enforcing agencies, but people in Ayodhya say it has only prolonged their woes and they want an early disposal of the case.