Nineteen years ago this was a week when India was very unsure of itself. The Ram temple agitation at Ayodhya reached a feverish pitch and an ambivalent Centre decided that drift was the best policy. Thousands had assembled in the temple town – drawn by the clarion call of the Sangh Parivar – ostensibly for...
Exactly a year ago India was on the edge of a communal precipice. After 60 years the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court delivered its verdict in the Ayodhya title suit that was to decide a basic question: whose land was it anyway. The judges – in separate judgements – skirted the issue and...
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