Remember the destroyed Babri Mosque in Ayodhaya, India? Now with Hindutvadi forces in power at the center, BJP leaders want to build a Ram Mandir at the site. As I have noted decades ago, there is no historical truth that the so-called controversial Babri mosque was ever built on a site previously housing a Hindu temple.
But in India today, revisionist history justifies what can't be justified by other rational means. The Hindutvadi leaders are trying to create that revisionist history with support from the divisive fascist forces within the academic world.
Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy is one such Hindutvadi leader who in his inaugural address at a two-day seminar said, "Construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya is 'mandatory' for revival of our culture. We have started and we will not give up until it is made but nothing will be done forcibly and against the law. We have full faith that we will win in the court."