Free Press Journal
  • Ayodhya solution may not be easy

    The recent protestations of Hashim Ansari, the oldest litigant in the Babri Masjid case in Ayodhya have brought back into the spotlight an issue that had left deep fissures in the minds of Muslims and secular-minded individuals alike. The demolition of a shrine in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992, was not an ordinary event, but the trigger of an entirely new stream of political thought that saw in subsequent years the consolidation

  • Mohammad Hashim Ansari denies running away from Babri case

    New Delhi: Mohammad Hashim Ansari, the oldest litigant at 92 in the Babri Mosque-Ram Temple case that is going on since 1949, has denied the media reports early this week that he does not want to pursue the matter any further. He regrets that the media remembers him and the mosque only in December when it was razed.


    Security beefed up in Ayodhya on Babri Masjid demolition anniversary

    Ayodhya: On the 22nd anniversary of demolition of disputed structure, Babri mosque, by Kar Sewaks (Hindu volunteers), security has been beefed up in the temple city. About 10,000 security personnel have been deployed in the city along with imposition of prohibitory orders.


    Babri litigant says he’s fed up of temple politics

    Lucknow: Three days before the 22nd anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition on December 6, the oldest litigant in the case, 92-year-old Mohammad Hashim Ansari, has said that he is fed up with the politicization of the issue and doesn’t want to pursue the matter any further. “Why should I bear criticism of Hindus? I am tired of it,” he said.

  • Has Modi silenced saffron hawks?

    It has been quite some time now that the RSS chief hasn’t dwelt on his favourite theme of India as a Hindu nation. Nor has any minister in Goa called for a ban on the wearing of bikinis on beaches. Has their enthusiasm for provoking controversies dimmed or have they been told to pipe down by the powers that be?

  • BJP slams government on Rehman Malik’s controversial quotes

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday demanded an explanation from the government on the controversial remarks made by Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik during his three-day visit which ended Sunday.

  • Modi using language of anti-social elements: Cong

    New Delhi: Stung by his attack on Sonia Gandhi and Rahul, Congress today charged Narendra Modi with talking the language of anti-social elements as he was “losing ground fast”.