I think the attachment I posted makes it pretty clear that save the Ram Janmabhoomi, the rest of the disputed structures carry no legitimacy.Yes, however it takes a mob, a political party and a shrewd lawyer to make a case. HIndus are full of sentiments, anyways.
Perhaps the reconciliation happened in the light of knowledge of the after effects of millions killed, given that these events occured in recent memory . The politics of the sub continent is full of the pitfalls of what half made societies face. More true of India than its neighbours.Yeah, Lets hold ourselfs hostage to the what a *censored*ing dead king did 4 centuries back and burn the country to ground. Meanwhile across the non third word countries even peoples belonging to different countries who once killed each other in millions are co-operating for a better future.
You have covered two aspects in your post - legitimacy and political leverage.I think the attachment I posted makes it pretty clear that save the Ram Janmabhoomi, the rest of the disputed structures carry no legitimacy.
For that matter, irrespective of what the Sangh/BJP and its affiliates hold, support for the temple though widespread simply fails to duplicate the intensity of the mass movement in the late 80's & early 90's, what to speak of other disputes.
The BJP has milked the issue dry. In financial terms, the temple movement is overleveraged. They can't expect much political capital now nor much even if it's built on their initiative.
Agree with the rest of your post except the part quoted. Please refer to # 80 on this very thread for the quotation in this post.Other option is to put the matter in complete abeyance till a certain date in the future together with decisions on few --and I mean very very very few-- selected other such shrines with a legislation that no further ancient shrines will have their sanctity questioned or disputed and in case of any damage done in a riot they will be restored. These shrines --of all faiths-- are ancient legacies, of India and its history --both of 'natives' and 'outsiders' who settled in the region for good-- and should be preserved.