Famous philosopher Karl Marx had said religion is the opium of the masses. I feel it’s a fruit which is ripe to be plucked in the election season.Talk about pronounced religiosity and politicising a matter of faith, and one immediately thinks of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case. In fact, the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992 was not only a watershed moment in the history of India, but also led to transformation of the political narrative – with religion displacing caste as the primary metric.The issue has imminently affected people’s choice of leaders over the years. To understand how, let’s take a walk down memory lane.Close Where did it all start? related news BJP trashes horse-trading charges in Maharashtra Note ban derailed economy, says Mamata Banerjee; BJP hits back BJP leaders not happy with Yogi Adityanath: UP's leader of opposition It was in 1989, when former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi launched his campaign from Faizabad, the district … [Read more...] about Lok Sabha polls | The political relevance of the Ram Mandir issue
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The Supreme Court of India will deliver its verdict in the Ayodhya title suit case on November 9 at 10.30 am.The matter before the apex court is an appeal against the verdict delivered by the Allahabad High Court in 2010.The High Court had, in the absence of a title, divided the 2.7 acre land at Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh equally between the three primary parties -- Bhagwan Ramlalla Virajman, Nirmohi Akhara and Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board.Close In a 40-day marathon daily hearing on the matter, all parties had presented their arguments to a Supreme Court Constitutional Bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi and comprising Justices SA Bobde (CJI elect), DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer. related news Ayodhya Verdict LIVE Updates: PM Modi appeals for peace ahead of Supreme Court ruling Ayodhya verdict should not be seen as matter of victory or loss: PM Modi 'Bulbul' becomes very severe cyclonic storm, to make landfall on Sunday As the … [Read more...] about Ayodhya Verdict: Timeline of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case
The Supreme Court of India (SC) will deliver the highly-anticipated verdict in the long-drawn Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case on November 9.A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi and consisting of Justices SA Bobde, Justices Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and SA Nazeer will pronounce the verdict at 10.30 pm on November 9.The verdict comes after a 40-day hearing on a petition against the earlier 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment that had ordered that the land be divided equally between Nirmohi Akhara, representatives of 'Ram Lalla Virajman' and the Sunni Central Waqf Board.Close Here are a few of the litigants in the title suit: related news Anxiety grips Ayodhya ahead of Supreme Court verdict Congress leaders to meet on November 9, ahead of Ayodhya verdict Pakistan won't charge $20 from Indian pilgrims visiting Kartarpur on November 9, 12 Ram Lalla VirajmanThe baby Lord Ram, who is considered under Indian law … [Read more...] about Ayodhya Verdict: Know the who’s who in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land despite case
The Supreme Court of India (SC), on November 9, delivered its historic verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case.The nation’s top court ruled that disputed land will be given to the Centre. The Centre will form a scheme to setup a trust within three months. The trust will monitor and manage construction of a temple. The Sunni Waqf Board will be given an alternate and suitable five acre land at a prominent place in Ayodhya.Also read: Supreme Court awards land to Hindu side; Muslims to get alternative plot for mosqueClose Here are 10 key points from SC’s historic verdict: related news Ayodhya Verdict: Supreme Court awards land to Hindu side; Muslims to get alternative plot for mosque Ayodhya Verdict: Everyone's responsibility to maintain unity, says Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Explained | Why are onion prices skyrocketing? > The disputed site in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh will be given to the Centre. The Centre will setup a trust within three months for … [Read more...] about Ayodhya Verdict: 10 key points from SC’s historic Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute judgment
The Supreme Court of India (SC) on November 9 delivered its landmark verdict on the Ayodhya land dispute case, directing the Centre to form within three months a trust which will build a temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.At the heart of the entire matter, which has been on for centuries, is the question of history and faith. According to News18, law permits a Hindu deity to be considered a 'juristic person' with the right to be sued or to sue.The deity, 'Ram Lalla Virajman', or the infant Lord Ram, through next friend and former Allahabad High Court judge Deoki Nandan Agrawal, and the Janmbhoomi (the birthplace) moved the lawsuit in 1989, seeking title right over the entire disputed property on the key ground that the land itself has the character of the deity and of a 'Juristic entity'.Close Also read: Supreme Court awards land to Hindu side; Muslims to get alternative plot for mosque related news No more repatriation exercise: Mizoram government PM Modi … [Read more...] about Ayodhya Verdict: Who is Ram Lalla Virajman?