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Ayodhya Settled, Focus Is Back On Places Of Worship Act, 1991

With the tide of majoritarian appeasement, fuelled by the ruling political establishment, there are efforts now to even exempt the Gyanvapi mosque-Shringar Gauri dispute in Varanasi from the ambit of the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act, 1991.

The shrill slogan of the 1990s ‘Ayodhya to bas jhanki hai, Kashi-Mathura baaki hai’ (Ayodhya was only a glimpse, Kashi-Mathura will follow suit)’, was dismissed as mere rhetoric in some quarters. But the sentiment behind the cry appears to have trig­g­e­red a very real domino, which brooks no stopping.

It all started with a long-standing demand for the construction of a Ram Temple at the Babri Masjid site in Ayodhya.

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