Building plans

Print edition : June 27, 2014

The makeshift temple where the Babri Masjid stood, in Ayodhya. A 2010 photograph. Photo: Subir Roy

Artisans engaged in prefabrication work for the temple proposed in Ayodhya. Photo: Venkitesh Ramakrishnan

Artisans at work. Photo: Venkitesh Ramakrishnan

Finished pillars at the "Ram mandir workshop" in Ayodhya. Nearly 80 per cent of the prefabrication work is over, says a construction supervisor. Photo: Venkitesh Ramakrishnan

Madan Mohan Pandey, the lawyer for the VHP side. Photo: Venkitesh Ramakrishnan

Renjithlal Verma, advocate of the Nirmohi Akhara. Photo: sdsdvsdfvs

Khaliq Ahmed Khan of Faizabad, who has been defending minority rights. Photo: Venkitesh Ramakrishnan

In the new political climate, there is a pronounced assertiveness among Sangh Parivar outfits on core Hindutva programmes, including the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya.
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