If Patel's statue cost ₹3000 crore, just imagine how much this government created temple is going to cost, and also how much HCP Design will make off of it. The Patel statue could've funded noon-meals in UP for 22,321,428 children for one school year. Some priorities.

What the Ram Mandir judgment means for Indian politics

*Completes Hindu nationalism’s ascent as India’s ruling ideology
*Cements Muslim marginalisation
*Allows Modi government a breather from the economy
*Opens up the BJP’s core agenda

So three findings emerge:

1. That the 1949 installation of idols was illegal
2. That the 1992 demolition was illegal.
3. No evidence that Babri masjid was build by *demolishing* a temple.

Who is the wronged and who is the wrongdoer again?

Hello Academic Tooters (#AcaTooters), as promised, this is my first thread for desi academics (thought not limited to) who want to connect with each other in this new space, and create a virtual support system. Please introduce yourself under here with your name, field, area of research, geographical location (optional). Once we have the thread going, I'll create a list.
Will be also holding future threads on conference, publishing, writing, and other #AcaWoes you can think of.
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@VakashaS has been doing some of the most up to date and comprehensive reporting from the Supreme Court on matters of public importance.

Blocking his account the #birdsite is showing what it stands for.

Let's continue the mass migration to @Mastodon.

Decentralization is the way forward.


Here, the full text of the key bits in the Supreme Court decision on Ayodhya, so you don't have to trawl through the 1000+page order scroll.in/article/943164/full-

Let's get something clear...

The exodus from Twitter is not because of Trolls. Those were easily handled. The problem was that Twitter was being paid by the Govt to turn a blind eye to the radicalisation of the Majority community.

The exodus is not in fear but in disgust.

I'm back. Had been locked out of my account, but got access again.

Thank you for your support, everyone, really means a lot.

Hope @Twitter@twitter.com @TwitterIndia@twitter.com gets their act together - no reasons have been given to me as yet why this happened.


declared not to be a juristic person - along with Ram Lalla, the land itself has claimed to be a deity with legal personhood and was recognised as such by the Allahabad High Court.

SC has rejected this claim. @TheQuint@twitter.com

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Follow @Livelawindia for live updates from SC.

Vakasha Sachdev from @thequint is here. He is an expert on legal issues.

Follow him.

Welcome @VakashaS :)

#india #introduction #lawyer #journalist

Entry doors open for court of the Chief Justice of India. The five judge bench will pronounce the in a few minutes.

There is some empathetic laden schadenfreude in watching the “educated” Modi supporters (meaning who should have known better) like Pratap Bhanu Mehta, @rupasubramanya, and the assorted US-based economists realize their follies. We’ve all been there (I once supported VP Singh too lol). But it’s difficult to have sympathy for Tavleen because hers was not ideological - it was a personal vendetta against Sonia that drove her to Modi. And she kept defending him unconditionally till this year!

Travesty of justice happens everyday in our country. People are pushed to the margins w/ apathy & injustice.We have reached a point where injustice is actively perpetuated.

Look at the lived experienced of the marginalized communities:caste,class, religion, gender.

Look at how the NE is forgotten.

In June 2019, nearly 150 children died preventable deaths due to a fever. All for lack of access.

Kashmir has been classified as the world's largest militarized zone.

Just saying.

Public service announcement :

1. Criticism of SC judgment isn't barred / banned.

2. Criticism presupposes critical analysis. Get the copy of the judgement. Analyse it, provided, you have the skill set.

3. Or wait for the legal eagles to break it for you. Read their critique.

4. Then post your take on SM platforms.

5. Don't jump the gun.

6. Posting inflammatory content / response is a crime.

7. Criticising the Judges is contemptuous.

8. Posting abuses hurled at Judges is contemptuous 1/2

Crowd of lawyers and journalists waiting outside Court No 1 of the Supreme Court in anticipation of the #AYODHYAVERDICT

Entry to the Chief Justice's court likely to be opened from 10 AM.

Internet shutdowns being reported in Uttar Pradesh. Sorry about posting a link from birdverse. :0530: twitter.com/internetfreedom/st

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