Why I should be allowed to not celebrate the Ram temple consecration in Ayodhya

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The countdown for the 2024 general elections has begun. In Indian psephology, the idea of the “Muslim vote” generally evokes interest, especially in the context of the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This is due to several reasons. First, the BJP’s relationship with the Muslims has been historically contentious. Second, Muslims perhaps constitute the only social group that has been beyond the BJP’s political reach so far. Further, the Opposition’s “Muslim” politics is predicated on instilling a fear of the BJP. However, the election of 2024 is shaping up to be different. I analyse the six factors that have...