Modi's India, between neofascist intoxication and non secular fanaticism | EUROtoday

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VS'was January 22. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi presided over the consecration of an unlimited Hindu temple, devoted to Ram Lalla, within the metropolis of Ayodhya. About thirty years in the past, the positioning the place this temple stands as we speak was that of a medieval mosque, constructed in the course of the reign of the Mughal emperor Babur. A spot on the coronary heart of a really outdated dispute between Muslims and Hindus, in response to which the mosque initially took the place of a Ram temple. At the tip of the Eighties, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would make it a serious political problem and mobilize a mass motion which, in 1992, led to riots and the destruction of the mosque. Shortly after, a ruling from the Indian Supreme Court licensed the reconstruction of the temple.

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