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C. Uday Bhaskar
Opinion

Opinion

C. Uday Bhaskar

India’s Ayodhya verdict: can Modi harness religion for healing and reconciliation, not bitterness and bloodshed?

  • The Supreme Court ruling on the dispute over a mosque Hindus claim was built on the birthplace of a deity brings judicial closure but leaves Muslims feeling abandoned
  • The Kartarpur corridor, allowing Indian Sikhs to visit a shrine in Pakistan, is a model of tolerance that should be replicated

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Hindu women pray to a pile of bricks which are expected to be used in the construction of a new temple in Ayodhya. Photo: AP

In Ayodhya, a temple in pieces waits to be built on long-disputed holy site

  • A mosque stood on the site for almost five centuries until it was demolished by Hindu zealots in 1992, sparking riots and decades of litigation
  • Now, with Saturday’s Supreme Court ruling, the small mountain of bricks and stones amassed in the northern Indian city can finally be put to use
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Hindu women pray to a pile of bricks which are expected to be used in the construction of a new temple in Ayodhya. Photo: AP
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