Ayodhya: Journeying through the ages to establish the undisputed faith

ayodhya-stones-mnThe Supreme Court in the road to its Ayodhya verdict travelled through ages of text that led it to state that the faith of the Hindus in Lord Ram was undisputed.

A verdict that the nation awaited with bated breath was delivered on Saturday. The Supreme Court paved the way for the construction of the Ram Temple, while directing the government to allot five acres of land at an alternate site to the Muslims.

One key observation by the five judge Bench was that the faith of the Hindus in Lord Ram was undisputed. Broadly the Supreme Court said that there is a continuity of faith of the Hindus.

When the court spoke about faith, they speak about the continuity and there is not a single account where the judgment contradicts the same.

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Can Rahul Gandhi’s election be set aside if found guilty for ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai,’ remark

rahulNew Delhi, Nov 11: The Supreme Court pronounce an important order this week with regard to the Rahul Gandhi contempt case. While Rahul Gandhi tendered an unconditional apology, it is entirely up to the Supreme Court to accept it or not.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had reserved the verdict on the criminal contempt plea filed against Gandhi by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi.

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Why SPG cover had become status symbol and no longer security cover for the Gandhis

rahul-gandhiWhen the SPG cover was withdrawn, the Congress termed it political vendetta. But were the services utilised properly by the Gandhis, according to norms? However the fact of the matter is that the SPG cover has been withdrawn and not security.

There was a hue and cry raised after the Centre decided to withdraw the Special Protection Group (SPG) cover to the Gandhis.

The Congress alleged that it was political vendetta and the BJP shot back by saying such decisions are taken based on threat assessments and not as per the whims and fancies of 10 Janpath.

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Maharashtra: Shiv Sena played the game a bit too long, took the fight a bit too far

Inset pic: Dr Sandeep Shastri

New Delhi, Nov 11: The impasse in Maharashtra continues and the ball today is in the court of the Shiv Sena. The party has been invited by the Governor, to form the government after the BJP said on Sunday that it did not have the required numbers.

If the Shiv Sena decides to form the government, then it basically means that there would be a three-party government which would include the NCP and the Congress. But has the Shiv Sena played its cards well?
It now appears as though the strategy is more about keeping the BJP at bay. The negative glue brings you together, but can the positive glue hold you together.

OneIndia caught up with India’s leading political scientist, Dr Sandeep Shastri to understand the dynamic in Maharashtra.

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First Article 370, now Ram Temple, Amit Shah set to add another feather to his cap

amitshahnewNew Delhi, Nov 11: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has been busy ever since he took charge of the Home Ministry earlier this year.

He started out with a bang when he announced in Parliament the decision to abrogate Article 370. This was one of the oldest demands of the BJP and finally, the party went ahead with that historic decision.

Had mediation succeeded, here is what final outcome of Ayodhya decision would have been

supremeNew Delhi, Nov 11: While delivering the Ayodhya Verdict, the Supreme Court took on record the service by the mediation panel. The court had set up the panel, but the mediation failed following which the Supreme Court delivered its final verdict in which it held that the disputed land belonged to the Hindus.

The court recorded that the settlement agreement received by it had not been agreed to or signed by all parties. Moreover, it is only conditional on certain stipulations being fulfilled. Hence it cannot be treated to be a binding or concluded agreement between the parties to the disputes, the Bench had held.

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Security enhanced for five judges who delivered historic Ayodhya Verdict

img_0205New Delhi, Nov 11: In the aftermath of the Ayodhya Verdict, the security of all the five judges has been increased. Sources say taking into consideration the sensitivity of the issue, the security of Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, Justice S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S A Nazeer has been increased.

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ASI report that guided Ayodhya verdict to be brought out in form of book

ayodhyanewNew Delhi, Nov 10: The report by the Archaeological Survey of India which was relied upon heavily by the Supreme Court in the Ayodhya verdict will come out as a book.

While congratulating the ASI, Union Minister for Culture, Prahlad Patel said that he was grateful to the experts who had worked on the report. He said that the report will brought out in the form of a book.

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Possibility of strikes by JeM high says latest intelligence assessment

terrorist-22New Delhi, Nov 10: Multiple intelligence agencies have warned of attacks by the Jaish-e-Mohammad.

The input states that outfits such as the Jaish-e-Mohammad have been asked to step up attacks as the winter sets in at Jammu and Kashmir.

Foundation stone for Ram Temple set to be laid on Ram Navmi

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New Delhi, Nov 10: Work on the Ram Temple will begin in April. 2020. The RSS is hoping to lay the foundation stone on Ram Navmi next year.

The Supreme Court on Saturday, had said that a trust would be set up for the construction of the Ram Mandir. Both the VHP and RSS have called for peace and harmony and said that the verdict should not seen as a victory or defeat for anyone.

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