Ayodhya Verdict

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Opinion | Creative ideas for Ayodhya that will not get a chance anymore

The Supreme Court’s judgement forecloses the option of using the land in an imaginative new way

People during a visit to the Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Nyas Karyashaala (workshop), a day after the Supreme Court's verdict on the Ayodhya case. (Photo: PTI)
People during a visit to the Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Nyas Karyashaala (workshop), a day after the Supreme Court's verdict on the Ayodhya case. (Photo: PTI)

Opinion | In India, temple-building can be an antidote to the slowdown

Temple tourism should be a major focal area for investment as it has the potential to generate jobs

Policemen at one of the checkpoints near the Hanuman Garhi temple in Ayodhya on Sunday. (Photo: Shaswati Das/Mint)
Policemen at one of the checkpoints near the Hanuman Garhi temple in Ayodhya on Sunday. (Photo: Shaswati Das/Mint)

SC verdict renews hopes of jobs creation, development

  • Construction of the temple in Ayodhya is expected to attract millions of pilgrims, boost sale of religious books
  • Many Ayodhya residents hail the verdict as an outcome that was only possible because of BJP and PM Modi

Ayodhya: People during a visit to the Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Nyas Karyashaala (workshop), a day after the Supreme Court's verdict on the Ayodhya case, in Ayodhya, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019.  (Photo: PTI)
Ayodhya: People during a visit to the Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Nyas Karyashaala (workshop), a day after the Supreme Court's verdict on the Ayodhya case, in Ayodhya, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (Photo: PTI)

Bid to maintain harmony takes centre stage in aftermath of verdict

  • While the RSS appealed twice to maintain law and order, the VHP said it will now focus on temple construction
  • Political analysts said that while the construction of a temple in Ayodhya has been one of the core issues for the BJP, it faces the challenge of figuring out a new agenda

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After the SC verdict on Ayodhya, all the positions of religious identities caused by this issue will need to be galvanized and submerged under the democratic fabric of the country. (Photo: PTI)
After the SC verdict on Ayodhya, all the positions of religious identities caused by this issue will need to be galvanized and submerged under the democratic fabric of the country. (Photo: PTI)

Opinion | Key stakeholders need to strive for social consensus

We should not attach the Ayodhya issue with our sense of religious identity

By resolving the Ayodhya dispute in a legal arena, the politics of the verdict have been contained, at least for now. (Photo: PTI)
By resolving the Ayodhya dispute in a legal arena, the politics of the verdict have been contained, at least for now. (Photo: PTI)

Opinion | SC strikes the right note in its Ayodhya verdict

SC has also in its dramatic verdict underlined the importance of the rule of law

Ajit Doval, national security advisor.  (Photo: Hindustan Times)
Ajit Doval, national security advisor. (Photo: Hindustan Times)

NSA Doval meets religious leaders post SC verdict in Ayodhya case

  • In the first step toward this direction, national security adviser Ajit Doval held a meeting of different religious leaders at his residence in Delhi
  • The religious leaders who met Doval also agreed that certain people and groups are trying to foment trouble and harm the national interest

UP police personnel stand guard at Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama in Lucknow on Saturday. (ANI)
UP police personnel stand guard at Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama in Lucknow on Saturday. (ANI)

UP police arrest 77 people in two days since Ayodhya verdict

  • A total of 34 cases have been registered and 77 persons arrested so far in UP
  • Action has been taken against 8,275 posts for allegedly trying to vitiate communal atmosphere

A Muslim drives past paramilitary force soldiers patrolling in Ayodhya on Sunday. (AP)
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Photo: ANI

Ayodhya verdict: Travelogues, ‘loose fragments of history’ considered by SC

  • The five-judge constitution bench had said its analysis has included in the balance, the need for circumspection, as it read in the accounts of travellers and gazetteers a colonial perspective on the contest at the disputed site
  • Supreme Court in a historic verdict on Saturday backed the construction of a Ram temple by a trust at the disputed site in Ayodhya

A crowd gathers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi (Photo: AP)
The WhatsApp messaging application is seen on a phone screen. (REUTERS)
The WhatsApp messaging application is seen on a phone screen. (REUTERS)

Ayodhya verdict: How UP Police curbed hate speech on social media

  • The UP Police ensured well in advance that no WhatsApp groups in the communally-sensitive areas were able to post fake, mischievous or hate messages
  • Several WhatsApp groups went into the 'admin only' mode across the country to avoid posting of any objectionable content by any member

Police personnel stand guard inside the Supreme Court premises ahead of the court's verdict on Ayodhya land case, in New Delhi (Photo: PTI)
Police personnel stand guard inside the Supreme Court premises ahead of the court's verdict on Ayodhya land case, in New Delhi (Photo: PTI)

Opinion | Oh, Solomon!

The Allahabad High Court order, dividing the property among three parties, may have been a more equitable resolution

The Supreme Court, in an unanimous verdict on Saturday, cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya (Photo: ANI)
The Supreme Court, in an unanimous verdict on Saturday, cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya (Photo: ANI)

India, Pak engage in war of words as SC's Ayodhya verdict overshadows Kartarpur

  • Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said the Indian Supreme Court has 'failed to uphold the demands of justice'
  • India rejected the 'unwarranted and gratuitous' comments by Pakistan on the verdict, and condemned Islamabad's 'pathological compulsion' to comment on its internal affairs

'We are grateful to the Supreme Court for setting aside as 'erroneous' the observation of one of the Judges of the Allahabad High Court (2010), which diluted the provisions of the Places of Worship Act 1991,' Zafar Ahmad Faruqi added
'We are grateful to the Supreme Court for setting aside as 'erroneous' the observation of one of the Judges of the Allahabad High Court (2010), which diluted the provisions of the Places of Worship Act 1991,' Zafar Ahmad Faruqi added

Ayodhya verdict: UP Sunni Waqf Board not planning on filing a review petition

  • A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Saturday ordered setting up of a trust for the construction of a temple in the disputed site at Ayodhya
  • Fourteen appeals had been filed before the SC against a 2010 Allahabad High Court judgment

Devotees perform 'Aarti' on river Saryu during sunset in Ayodhya. (ANI)
Devotees perform 'Aarti' on river Saryu during sunset in Ayodhya. (ANI)

In Ayodhya, devotees rejoice at SC verdict, many say they are relieved

  • The administration said in the evening that the situation in the entire district is normal and also released some videos
  • The common refrain among Muslim residents was that peace should prevail and there should be no more politics over the issue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI)

Opinion | Call for unity

With the dispute finally settled, it's imperative that we focus our attention on overcoming India’s development challenges

Students of the Sanskrit Veda Vigyan Kendra watch Supreme Court's verdict on the Ayodhya case on a phone, in Jabalpur, Saturday (Photo: PTI)
Students of the Sanskrit Veda Vigyan Kendra watch Supreme Court's verdict on the Ayodhya case on a phone, in Jabalpur, Saturday (Photo: PTI)

Ayodhya verdict: I&B Ministry issues advisory to channels, cable operators

  • No broadcast should contain an attack on religions or communities or visuals or words contemptuous of religious groups
  • Television channels have been asked to exercise utmost restraint while telecasting programmes pertaining to the SC verdict

File photo: A view of Babri Masjid. (PTI)
File photo: A view of Babri Masjid. (PTI)

Opinion | A memory loss on Ayodhya could serve the country well

Let’s devise interventions that play up the unity of faith in the country, and help build an alternate identity that’s stronger than a religious one