Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary.
5) Recent landmark judgement of Ayodhya – Babri dispute underlines the “tolerant and secular nature of India and the fact that Law stands apart over political considerations, religion and beliefs”. Analyze.(250 words)
Why this question:
The five-judge Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi read out a unanimous judgment and ruled in favour of the Ram Janmabhoomi and said there will be Ram Mandir at the disputed site and Muslims will be given an alternate 5 acre land for their mosque.
Key demand of the question:
The question aims to bring out the significance of the strong secular fabric that has woven the communal harmony in the country.
Analyze – When asked to analyse, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
In brief highlight the history of the Ayodhya case.
Explain in detail first the crux of the dispute – At the crux of the matter is the belief among sections of Hindus that the Babri Masjid, named after Mughal emperor Babur, was built in Ayodhya after destroying a Ram Temple that marked the birthplace of the deity.
In short put up a table/flowchart depicting the chronology of events so far.
Discuss now how the verdict signifies the communal harmony, unity in diversity factor of the country.
Conclude that Ayodhya in the past was the centre stage for communal politics and a tool for polarization before elections. The high-pitched events not only disrupted daily life and business, but also endangered communal harmony in the region. In the future with the acrimony between communities settled by the intervention of the Supreme court and the Democratic institutions supporting this landmark judgment, a new era of Economic progress in the region can be witnessed and hoped for.