ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Ayodhya Verdict: Bad Theology, Without Justice

One of the most damaging consequences of the recent judgment by the Allahabad High Court on the dispute over the Babri Masjid is that it has provided a legal cover for a subtle shift from devasthana (holy place) to janmasthana (birthplace). It also lays the legal ground for converting the imagined birthplace of a diety into property claims which trump other claims to the same property. It thus opens a dangerous door to majoritarianism in India.

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