India top court rules in favour of Hindus in religious site dispute
NEW DELHI – India’s Supreme Court on Saturday ruled in favour of a Hindu group in a long-running legal battle over a centuries-old religious site also claimed by Muslims, in a ruling that paves the way for the construction of a Hindu temple at the site.
The top court also directed that an alternate land parcel be provided to a Muslim group.
The dispute centres around who should control the land upon which lie the ruins of the 16th-century Babri Mosque, destroyed by a Hindu mob in 1992.
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(Reporting by Suchitra Mohanty, Nigam Prusty and Sankalp Phartiyal; Editing by Alexandra Ulmer and Tom Hogue)