The Babri Masjid judgment epitomises a larger structural linkage between the neoliberal transformation and Hindutva, a process which is underway in Indian society for last two decades. In this framework, Hindutva manifests itself in multiple forms and affects Muslims as well as other working and oppressed people in vicious ways. Subsequently, the struggle against Hindutva has to be an integral part of social justice and modernist concerns.
There are three obvious problems with the Allahabad High Court judgment on the Babri Masjid issue. Each of them in isolation is potentially damaging for the Constitutional fabric of the country; together they can cause irreparable harm. Professor Prabhat Patnaik writes.
A blog-post on the oft repeated call for "reconciliation" after the Ayodhya verdict.
Rhetorically speaking, the verdict of the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court was an act that was as worse as the 1992 demolition of the Babri Masjid. Why? A blog entry.
The Students Federation of India, Jawaharlal Nehru University unit, reacts to the verdict by the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on the Babri Masjid/Ramjanmabhoomi temple dispute. (Image courtesy NDTV)