The Ram temple movement: Who gained and who lost

The savarnas pocketed the donations received for the construction of the temple. The income that will accrue from the temple in the future will go to the Brahmins. However, most of those who died during the temple movement were Dalits and OBCs. The movement was used to attack the reservations regime, which was then extended to the savarnas. Meanwhile, reports of reservations for the OBCs being curtailed have been pouring in, says Himashu Kumar

The sixth day of December is observed as the death anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar. The manuvadis conspiratorially chose the same day for pulling down the Babri Masjid, which they now celebrate as Shaurya Diwas. This was part of a deliberate exercise to replace a day that symbolized social equity with one that represented communal hatred.

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