Splitting a 2.77-acre disputed property into three parts and distributing it between Hindus (two parts) and Muslims (one part) is one thing. Making observations on the ultimate abstraction — faith — is quite another. And I fear, this observation, now a precedent, could end up being abused. Read more
Event: the Ayodhya judgement.
Time: 3.30 pm.
Location: Court No. 21 of the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court.
Judges: Justices S.U. Khan, Sudhir Agarwal and Dharam Veer Sharma
Affected parties: all Indians, across the world. Read more
I’m now confused about the role of Supreme Court. Is it to ensure that there’s peace and harmony in the country and, therefore, starting timing a verdict lest the nation catches fire? Read more
I’ve tried hard but failed to understand why anyone would think that what couldn’t be accomplished in 61 years can be done in few days. Read more
Wearing my business journalist cap, I went to meet him on matters economic — the G20 that I track very intensively, the threat to economic growth, the danger of inflation, land acquisition and so on. But Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is the government’s No. 1 trouble shooter and I brought him to Ayodhya. Read more
One day to go and the impending Ayodhya verdict grabbed prime mind space today. Read more
The biggest worry around the September 24 Ayodhya verdict remains violence. After Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s appeal to “all sections of the people of India to maintain equanimity and tranquillity in the aftermath of the judgment”, the tension has moved to the states. Read more
When a plea to defer the Ayodhya verdict was rejected by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court last Friday, the judgement day for this case was sealed for September 24. But not without a hitch. Read more
With four days to go before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court passes its verdict, the political and religious atmosphere is overflowing with anticipation and hope but within the confines of restraint. Read more