Muslims remain calm after Ayodhya court decision

Contrary to initial expectations, India's Muslims did not react violently to a landmark court ruling dividing a contested religious site between Hindus and Muslims, because they feared they would come off worst in any sectarian riots, analysts say.

Monday, 4 October, 2010, 12:00am

A court order to dig up the past is likely to fuel tension in India

A court order to carry out archaeological excavations in the holy Hindu city of Ayodhya is expected to accelerate a long-running legal battle between Hindus and Muslims in what has become India's bloodiest property dispute.

7 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Radar probe of disputed mosque site in India gets under way

Judges in India have resorted to Japanese technology to resolve the centuries-old religious dispute at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh that has claimed the lives of thousands of Hindus and Muslims.

3 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Ten years after mosque burns, India fears more violence

Troops have been moved into Ayodhya ahead of today's 10th anniversary of the demolition of the Babri mosque by Hindu mobs.

Fears that Islamic or Hindu hardliners will resort to violence to commemorate the anniversary have led to heightened security in Uttar Pradesh, the state where the pilgrimage town of Ayodhya is located.

6 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Hindus stage temple vigil

AYODHYA: Hundreds of Hindus braved biting cold and offered prayers for the second straight day yesterday at a makeshift temple built on the rubble of the razed Babri mosque.

Bad weather has slowed the progress of about 10,000 fundamentalist Bangladeshi Muslims to Ayodhya.

4 Jan 1993 - 12:00am