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How the BJP used the idea of Ram to build a base cutting across caste lines

Party has used folklore to create a bond between the legend of Ram and a host of backward classes in order to whip up support for the Ram Janmabhoomi movement, even as it retains upper-caste loyalty

Ayodhya case | Ayodhya | Babri Masjid

Badri Narayan 

A statue of Hindu god Rama stands beside the River Sarayu in Ayodhya | Photo: PTI
A statue of Hindu god Rama stands beside the River Sarayu in Ayodhya | Photo: PTI

Twenty seven years after the demolition of the on 6 December, 1992, the Supreme Court announced its verdict in the title suit over the disputed land earlier today. In a unanimous judgment, a five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court allotted the disputed land to the Ramjanmabhoomi Trust. The verdict also ordered the government to allot five acres of prominent land in to the Sunni Waqf Board for the construction of a mosque. This brings the curtain down on a long and turbulent campaign spearheaded by the BJP-RSS for the construction of a at .

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First Published: Sat, November 09 2019. 12:11 IST