Ram Janmabhoomi
Opinion  /  Published 05.08.20

Bells toll: A temple of fraternity?

In his address on the occasion of the bhoomi pujan at the soon-to-be-built Ram temple in Ayodhya, the prime minister, Narendra Modi, made an important point. The edifice, Mr Modi said, must ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 05.08.20

Hour of triumph

One of my earliest memories of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement dates back to a few months before the general election of 1989 that led to the defeat of Rajiv Gandhi. In the months preceding the election,...
By Swapan Dasgupta in

India  /  Published 04.08.20

Advani talks of exclusion of none

Left out of Wednesday’s event where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, the spearhead of the temple movement L.K. Advani issued a statement o...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 16.07.20

Postcolonial ambitions

Turkey’s decision to reconvert the majestic Hagia Sophia monument in Istanbul into a mosque has led to near-universal dismay. Hagia Sophia, built as a church by the Byzantines, converted into a ...
By Arghya Sengupta in

India  /  Published 14.02.20

Akhara seeks Ram temple puja right

The Nirmohi Akhara, whose plea for maintenance and management rights to the erstwhile disputed site in Ayodhya has been scrapped by the Supreme Court, has demanded the exclusive right to conduct puja ...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 09.12.19

Mahasabha against 5 acres

The Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha on Monday petitioned the Supreme Court against its award of a five-acre plot, somewhere in Ayodhya, to the All India Sunni Wakf Board to build a mosque as an alternati...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 23.11.19

NRC: Turning citizens into supplicants

The Supreme Court’s Ayodhya judgment followed the logic of the original Ram Janmabhoomi campaigners down to the letter: the award of the entire site to the infant Ram and the Hindus who claimed it a...
By Mukul Kesavan in

India  /  Published 11.11.19

A prayer to unbuild this tomb

“If you had to choose one event that has changed India, what would it be?” our deputy editor, Deepayan Chatterjee, asked one evening in The Telegraph newsroom.“The Babri Masjid demolition,” I ...
By Harshita Kalyan in

India  /  Published 09.11.19

Stand vindicated, feel blessed, says Advani

On a day the Supreme Court cleared all the roadblocks in the path of a “grand Ram temple”, L.K. Advani, who had spearheaded the Ram rath yatra that led to the demolition of the Babri mosque in 199...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 09.11.19

On judgment day, a familiar sound is missing

Ayodhya stirred to life on Saturday with Fajar ki Azaan in the masjids at 5am and the ringing of bells in the temples at 5.50am.Then silence descended and stayed put — until 11.11am as most people o...
By Piyush Srivastava in Ayodhya


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