Members of a pro-Hindu outfit intercepted a Bangalore-bound bus on Tuesday to attack a Minority community boy, who had accompanied a Manipuri girl to the bus-stand to help her with her luggage. However, the boy had left the spot by that time and the gang mistakenly beat up a Hindu boy who had taken his seat. One of the eyewitnesses said that they beat him up till he collapsed and fainted. The boy was later taken to a private hospital and discharged on the same night.
GCIC Appeals for Peace after the historic Ayodhya Verdict with regard to the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi likely to be pronounced on 24th Sept.Even if the judgment does not find favour with one or the other side, in no way does it legitimize violence or divisiveness.
On September 24, a special bench of the Allahabad High Court will decide on a 60-year-old case for the title of the disputed shrine in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. The verdict on one of the oldest, the most sensitive and the most complicated cases of independent India could have major ramifications for the country’s political parties.
The Three Judges
K.N. Panikkar: “Ideologically Kerala society has become communal, even if it is not expressed in any terms.”
DR K.N. PANIKKAR, a historian known for his consistent commitment to secularism, democracy and human rights, is the Vice-Chairman of the Kerala State Higher Education Council and the Chairman of the Kerala Council for Historical Research. He is a former Professor and Dean at the School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and a former Vice Chancellor of Sree Sankaracharya University in Kerala.