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In India, a Long-Running Religious Fight Nears a Crucial Day in Court

Oct 18, 2019 | 09:00 GMT
A Dec. 9, 2018, rally in New Delhi calling for the construction of a Hindu temple on the site of the demolished Babri Mosque.

A Dec. 9, 2018, rally in New Delhi calling for the construction of a Hindu temple on the site of the demolished Babri Mosque.

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A landmark Indian Supreme Court decision due by Nov. 17 could advance a core goal of the Hindu nationalist movement at the cost of exacerbating Hindu-Muslim tensions. The case traces its origins to 1992, when thousands of Hindu activists razed the historic Babri Mosque in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, touching off nationwide riots that killed more than 2,000 people. The Hindu nationalist movement has long demanded the construction of a temple venerating the birthplace of the Hindu god Rama on the site of the former mosque....

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