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Uttam's Take: 5/8, a date India won't forget

August 08, 2020 12:02 IST

August 5.

On this day last year, the Narendra Damodardas Modi abrogated Article 370 of the Constitution and reduced Jammu and Kashmir from a state to a Union Territory.

On this day this year, Modi attended the bhoomi puja for the Ram temple in Ayodhya, laying the foundation for, what commentators argue, is a Hindu Rashtra.

What is Modi planning for August 5, 2021?

Will that decision change India forever when it celebrates the 75th anniversary of its Independence on August 15, 2022?

Uttam Ghosh offers his take on the events of August 5, 2020.

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