Indian holy site prays for closure after court battle

Indian holy site prays for closure after court battleResidents of Ayodhya scrambled for emergency food when India’s Supreme Court warned it would soon hand down a final verdict on a holy site that provoked some of the country’s worst sectarian violence. Saturday’s ruling gave Hindus the right to build a temple in the city, on land where a five-century-old mosque had stood until religious zealots tore it down in 1992, sparking riots that killed 2,000 people — mostly Muslims. “When the news broke on Friday night that the Supreme Court would give its verdict, no-one knew what will happen.



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