• Thursday, May 19, 2022


Indian Hindu group expects 300,000 at temple rallies

Indian police patrol at the Ram Ghat Temple in Ayodhya. (Photo: Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

Some 300,000 Indians are expected to rally this weekend to press for a Hindu temple to be built at a disputed site where a mosque was destroyed in 1992, organisers said on Thursday (22). The demolition by mobs of the mosque at Ayodhya in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh sparked nationwide riots in which thousands were killed, most of them Muslims. Many Hindus believe the Babri Mosque was only built after the destruction of a temple on the same spot that marks the birthplace of their god Ram, and the issue remains hugely divisive. With legal wranglings dragging on…

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