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As BJP’s Modi rises, the fall of Advani serves a cautionary tale

On Sunday, December 6, 1992, 25 years ago, a 400-year-old mosque was destroyed because a sizable group of Hindus, mobilized by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), believed that it was built on an ancient temple commemorating the birth of Hinduism’s mythological Lord-King Rama. It was a local dispute that become a national-level tool for political […]

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