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Why the BJP wants to banish Tipu

‘Tipu Sultan may have had his flaws, but that does not mean he can be axed from textbooks.‘‘Besides, if it is Tipu today, who will it be tomorrow?‘ asks Shuma Raha. Photograph: PTI Photo   There is a stunning headless Read more ›

Rajapaksas return, a blow to India‘s prestige

‘Rajapaksa‘s victory poses a serious foreign policy challenge for the Modi government,‘ notes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar. IMAGE: Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka‘s new president, right, with his brother, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is expected to be named prime minister Read more ›

Muslims and the reality of a transformed India

‘For Muslims, India is now a Hindu Rashtra, no matter what kind of Constitution is still in place,‘ argues Mohammad Sajjad. IMAGE: Muslims offer sweets to each other after the Ayodhya verdict outside the Shah-e-alam shrine in Ahmedabad. Photograph: PTI Read more ›

Sena will lead govt in Maha for next 25 years: Raut

Maharashtra‘s next government will be led by the Shiv Sena and the common minimum programme being worked out along with the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party ahead of its formation will be in the “state‘s interest”, said party spokesman Sanjay Read more ›

‘India of 2019 is not India of 1992‘

‘Both Hindus and Muslims should work together to construct both the masjid and mandir.‘ IMAGE: Indians from the Hindu and Muslim faiths celebrate the verdict in the Ayodhya case outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi, November 9, 2019. Photograph: Read more ›

Why SC didn‘t apply Law of Limitation to deity‘s suit

The Supreme Court on Saturday held that the 1989 lawsuit filed on behalf of deity ‘Bhagwan Sri Ram Lalla Virajman‘ was not time barred as its ‘puja sewa‘ continued even during the existence of disputed mosque in Ayodhya. The Law Read more ›