Indians watch a live screening of Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking part in the stone-laying ceremony for the Ram temple in Ayodhya. Photo: ReutersIndians watch a live screening of Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking part in the stone-laying ceremony for the Ram temple in Ayodhya. Photo: Reuters
Indians watch a live screening of Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking part in the stone-laying ceremony for the Ram temple in Ayodhya. Photo: Reuters

Analysis |
Republic of Ram: India’s Modi lays foundation for Hindu state with grand temple

  • Grand religious project at disputed site in Ayodhya marks the makeover of a secular democracy into a majoritarian order
  • Country’s inclusive constitution helpless before the ruling party’s might as courts look the other way

Topic |   India
Indians watch a live screening of Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking part in the stone-laying ceremony for the Ram temple in Ayodhya. Photo: ReutersIndians watch a live screening of Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking part in the stone-laying ceremony for the Ram temple in Ayodhya. Photo: Reuters
Indians watch a live screening of Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking part in the stone-laying ceremony for the Ram temple in Ayodhya. Photo: Reuters
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