August 5, 2020

Ayodhya, India’s flashpoint holy site

Ayodhya (India) (AFP) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will help lay the foundations on Wednesday for a “grand” new Hindu temple at a flashpoint holy site that has been the spark for some of India’s worst sectarian violence.AFP looks at the history of the three-acre patch of land in the holy northern town of Ayodhya and why it has long been an explosive source of contention between India’s majority Hindus and minority Muslims.Why is it disputed?Hindus and Muslims have for decades been bitterly divided over the 16th-century Babri mosque in Ayodhya. Hindus believe the mosque was built on th…


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