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Hindus rejoice, Muslims deplore India court ruling on temple

Hindus rejoice, Muslims deplore India court ruling on templeIndia’s Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Hindu temple on a disputed religious ground in the country’s north and ordered that alternative land be given to Muslims to build a mosque – a verdict in a highly contentious case that was immediately deplored by a key Muslim body. The dispute over land ownership has been one of India’s most heated issues, with Hindu nationalists demanding a temple on the site in the town of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh state for more than a century. The 16th century Babri Masjid mosque was destroyed by Hindu hard-liners in December 1992, sparking massive Hindu-Muslim violence that left some 2,000 people dead.



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Indian court rules in favor of Hindus in dispute at heart of tension

Indian court rules in favor of Hindus in dispute at heart of tensionThe ruling paves the way for the building of a Hindu temple at a site where a mosque once stood



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TIMELINE-Indian court hands disputed site to Hindus; Muslim group unhappy

TIMELINE-Indian court hands disputed site to Hindus; Muslim group unhappyIndia’s Supreme Court on Saturday awarded a Hindu group the ownership of a centuries-old religious site also claimed by Muslims in a case that has caused deep divisions and deadly riots between the two communities. 1528 – The mosque in Ayodhya, in what is now India’s biggest state of Uttar Pradesh, was built by Mughal emperor Babur, according to documents produced by Muslim groups in court. 1949 – Muslim groups accuse government officials of conniving with Hindu monks to place an idol of an infant Lord Ram in the grounds of the mosque.



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Indian court rules in favor of Hindus in explosive row with Muslims

Indian court rules in favor of Hindus in explosive row with MuslimsIndia’s Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Hindu group on Saturday in a centuries-old dispute with minority Muslims over a place of worship in northern India that has been a lightning rod for tension between the two communities. The court said the disputed land be handed over to a Hindu trust to build a temple while Muslims will be provided a separate parcel of land. A lawyer for a Muslim group said the decision was disappointing and the group was likely to file a review petition.



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Hindus gather in India for world's largest festival

Hindus gather in India for world's largest festivalHindu devotees began gathering Sunday in northern India for the world’s largest religious festival, with millions of pilgrims travelling to bathe in holy rivers for the spectacular Kumbh Mela. State authorities in Uttar Pradesh are expecting 12 million visitors to descend on Allahabad for the centuries-old festival, which officially begins Tuesday and continues until early March. The ancient city rises alongside the banks of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati rivers, and the meeting point of the three is considered highly sacred in Hinduism.



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India police warned weeks ago of attack on Hindus in Kashmir

India police warned weeks ago of attack on Hindus in KashmirSRINAGAR, India (AP) — As India's government on Tuesday blamed separatist rebels for gunning down seven Hindu pilgrims and wounding 19 more in Kashmir before fleeing into the night, rebel groups in the disputed region condemned the rare, deadly attack on civilians and insisted they had no part in it.



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