Activists of the Bajrang Dal, a Hindu organisation, hold torches during a procession in Amritsar on December 6, 2014, marking the 22nd anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. Photo: AFP
Akanksha Singh
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Opinion

Akanksha Singh

India’s Ayodhya judgment: old scores have been settled but new wounds are likely to be opened

  • The Supreme Court judgment allocating the disputed site on which a mosque stood until the 1990s to the Hindu community will whet fundamentalist Hindu groups’ appetite for other such plots across the country

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Activists of the Bajrang Dal, a Hindu organisation, hold torches during a procession in Amritsar on December 6, 2014, marking the 22nd anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. Photo: AFP
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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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