Hindus win control of Indian holy site disputed by Muslims
India’s Supreme Court has ruled that the country’s most disputed piece of holy land rightfully belongs to Hindus.
In a landmark verdict, five judges paved the way for a temple to be built on the site in Ayodhya, where the 16th century Babri Masjid mosque had stood until it was torn down in 1992.
The dispute over land ownership had been one of India’s most contentious issues, with Hindu nationalists demanding a place of worship there for more than a century.
A separate ‘prominent’ five-acre piece of land will be allocated to the Muslim community for a mosque to be built as part of the... read more
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