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The Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid imbroglio

Dispute, legal journey and the Supreme Court judgement.

| Nov 25, 2019

A tale of two mosques

Recent anniversaries have marked the demolition of two mosques, one very well known, and the other, much less so.

| Dec 06, 2016

Iconoclasm: Not a Muslim Monopoly

Both Hindu and Muslim conquerors destroyed temples of their opponents as acts of political vendetta.

| Feb 13, 2004

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