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'I did it for Ram, for India, for Ayodhya'
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'I did it for Ram, for India, for Ayodhya'

'At last, things have started changing in Ayodhya,' says Hazaari Lal, one of the many kar sevaks who pulled down the Babri masjid on December 6, 1992.  IMAGE: Kar sevaks storm the Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992. Photograph: Sunil Malhotra/Reuters Hazaari Lal, a man in his 50s with a strong hand and a cataract in his right eye, is still on duty at Karsewakpuram, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s base camp in Ayodhya. He is now entrusted with showing visitors to Karsewakpuram, ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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Babri Masjid demolition: 'I was there'

A generation has passed and the demolition appears to be a story of an era gone by, says Sharat Pradhan, who shares his experience as a witness in court in the Babri Masjid demolition case.   On the 25th anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, we republish this 2011 special.  IMAGE: Hindu worshippers walk past carved stone blocks for the proposed Ram temple in the holy city of Ayodhya. Photograph: Kamal Kishore/Reuters “How far were you standing from ...
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Open Letter regarding violence and discrimination against minorities in India

There is something about the Narendra Modi government that its minority-welfare record keeps attracting scrutiny. After multiple round of protests from various quarters since 2015, a large group of former senior bureaucrats has flagged the incessant violence ...
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Metro services to remain curtailed on R Day

[India], Jan 25 (ANI): In view of the security for Republic Day, the Delhi Metro has decided to curtail metro train services on January 26 and 29 in selected metro stations in the city. The services of Delhi Metro will be partially curtailed on January 26, as ...
 Sify3 weeks ago
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Osama supervised assassination of Benazir Bhutto: Report

Al-Qaeda's slain chief Osama bin Laden had shifted to Afghanistan to supervise a plot to assassinate Pakistan's former premier Benazir Bhutto and then military dictator Pervez Musharraf, a media report said. Citing intelligence gathered by the Inter Services Intelligence, the News reported that the explosives to execute this plot were provided by the courier of bin Laden.    Bhutto was killed in a gun-and-bomb attack during an election campaign rally on December 27, 2007 outside the ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago Osama was supervising Bhutto's assassination plot, reveals ISI intel  Sify1 month ago
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Shashikant Pandya, Deesa MLA and BJP Hindutva face, may find place in cabinet

The BJP in Gujarat polls played a soft Hindutva card but many strong Hindutva faces were in fray this time. Among these, Deesa's winning candidate Shashikant Pandya, 54, is believed to be a dark horse. Pandya, a RSS Pracharak, is a bachelor and is believed to ...
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Why BJP lost rural Gujarat

'I hope the anger that Gujarat farmers have demonstrated is also reflected in other parts of the country in ensuing elections.''Only then will the ruling parties accept that something is terribly going wrong in the hinterland.' 'Since the media did not show rural distress, the pollsters too ignored it.' Photograph posted only for representational purposes. Photograph: Reuters The Congress' revival in Gujarat stunned many even though it lost the assembly election to the Bharatiya Janata Party.
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10 times BJP leaders turned offensive

Syed Firdaus Ashraf lists 10 instances when the BJP didn't pull its punches. The storm over Mani Shankar Aiyar's remark calling Narendra D Modi 'neech kism ka aadmi' (a vile man), has not blown over. Even as the Congress suspended Aiyar from membership of the party, the Bharatiya Janata Party went all out to make political capital from the episode.   Modi quickly pounced on the remark: 'Shriman Mani Shankar Aiyar said Modi is of 'neech' (lower) caste and is 'neech' (vile).' 'Is this not ...
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Is the Taj safe?

'Given the growing animus against the Mughals in the Sangh Parivar, only a brave person will be ready to bet that no harm will ever be done by Hindutva storm-troopers to the Taj,' says Amulya Ganguli. Photograph: Jayanta Dey/Reuters Notwithstanding Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's assurance about the security of the Taj Mahal, few will be able to say with certainty that the threat to the monument has disappeared. Similar guarantees were given by another UP chief minister belonging ...
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1 killed, 150 injured in clashes in Pak

A security person was killed and over 150 others were injured in Pakistan today during clashes which broke out after police and paramilitary forces launched an operation to disperse hundreds of protesters blocking main highways leading to the capital ...
 Deccan Herald2 months ago Violence erupts in Pakistan after govt crackdown on protesters  Rediff.com2 months ago
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