Free Press Journal
  • Ujjain: Tension grips Topkhana during Bajrang Dal’s shaurya rally

    Ujjain: At least four Bajrang Dal activists were injured when some anti social elements pelted stones on them during a ‘shaurya’ rally held to mark the 25th anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid at Ayodhya, here, on Wednesday evening. The police had to lob tear gas shells on the rioters and resort to a cane charge, when Dal activists responded similarly and tried to vandalise business establishments.

  • Ayodhya Mandir-Masjid case: Onus on Supreme Court, now

    Twenty-five years after the demolition of the disputed structure in Ayodhya, there seems to be no end in sight to the Mandir-Masjid dispute. A legacy of the pre-Independence times, successive governments have woefully failed to appreciate fully the intense popular emotions at the heart of the dispute. Fearing the wrath of one or the other community, governments have avoided defusing this ticking time-bomb, hoping to push the matter under the carpet indefinitely.

  • Mumbai: After 25 years of Babri Masjid demolition, Muslims want peace

    Mumbai: “We want to live in peace,” is the only claim of Muslims after 25 years of Babri Masjid demolition. There is no doubt the demolition and its aftermath of riots has left a mark on the lives of members of that community. Muslim residents who have survived criticism revealed an incident like Babri cannot be forgotten at any cost and should not be repeated with anyone ever.

  • Mamata criticises intolerance and politics of religion

    Kolkata : Without naming the BJP, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday came down heavily on the saffron party for indulging communal politics in the country. Addressing a gathering at Mahatma Gandhi statue in the heart of the city to observe the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in 1992, she alleged that divisive politics that began 25 years ago is still continuing.

  • Babri demolition day: Centre asks states to ensure peace

    New Delhi: Ahead of the anniversary of the demolition of Babri Masjid, the Centre has asked all states to remain cautious and ensure that there was peace and no incident of communal tension anywhere in the country.

  • Ayodhya dispute: Final hearings to begin in Supreme Court from today

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday will commence the final hearings in the long-standing Ayodhya dispute. The first hearing is set a day before the 25th anniversary of the demolition of medieval-era mosque, Babri Masjid. According to reports, the top court will be hearing a total of 13 appeals filed against the 2010 judgement of the Allahabad High Court in four civil suits.

  • There was never an iota of communal hatred in Ayodhya

    Locals, both Hindus and Muslims, say they were “outsiders” who came to Ayodhya in 1992 and stirred trouble while locals were busy saving each other – irrespective of their religious faiths – from the brunt of the riots that ensued.

  • Bhopal: ‘Vajpayee wanted a mosque too at disputed site, but I refused’

    Bhopal: Shankaracharya of Puri Nischalananda Saraswati criticized former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for his desire to build a mosque along with the Ram temple at Ayodhya. Shankaracharya, who was interacting with people here at MP Prabhat Jha’s bungalow, said that Vajpayee had sent film star and BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha seeking his consent for construction of mosque but he refused.

  • Only Ram temple, nothing else at disputed site in Ayodhya, says Mohan Bhagwat

    Udupi (K’taka): RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today made a strong pitch for building the Ram Temple on the disputed site at Ayodhya, saying only the mandir would come up there and not any other structure. Addressing the “Dharma Sansad”, a congregation of 2,000 Hindu saints, mutt heads and VHP leaders from across the country at this small temple town here, he said there should be no ambiguity that Ram