Modi Dominates Ayodhya Hindu Temple Rites
Historic event on Muslim mosque site symbolizes rise of Hindu nationalism
By: John Elliott
Narendra Modi staged a widely televised political coup this morning when he laid a silver brick as a symbolic foundation stone for the construction of India’s controversial Ram temple at Ayodhya on the site of a mosque demolished in 1992.
He was the central figure of the ceremony, establishing Hinduism’s historical role and its dominance …