Thursday, September 30, 2010

Indian Court Rules That Holy Site To Be Divided Between Muslims And Hindus

India Court Says Mosque Site To Be Divided -- New York Times/Reuters

LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - A court ruled on Thursday the site of a demolished mosque in India would be divided between Hindus and Muslims, in a ruling that could appease both groups in one of the country's most divisive cases.

The court in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh also ruled that Hindu idols could stay on the disputed land, lawyers added.

The demolition of the 16th century mosque by Hindu mobs in 1992 triggered some of India's worst riots that killed about 2,000 people. More than 200,000 police fanned out in India on Thursday to guard against any communal violence.

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More News On Today's Indian Court Mosque Decision

Indian court rules disputed India holy site split -- Yahoo News/AP
Indian court rules to divide disputed holy site -- Yahoo News/AFP
Indian court divides holy site in thirds -- UPI
India holy site 'split between Hindus and Muslims' -- BBC (Video)
Indian holy site of Ayodhya 'to be divided' -- BBC
Indian Court Orders Division of Disputed Holy Site -- Voice of America
India Court Divides Disputed Ayodhya Holy Land Among Hindu Groups, Muslims -- Bloomberg
Indian court splits holy site in three -- CNN
Decision on holy site could spark Indian riots -- CNN
Disputed India Holy Site to Be Divided, Court Rules -- New York Times
India Braces for Response to Verdict -- Wall Street Journal
The dispute over the Babri mosque -- Al Jazeera
Ayodhya verdict: The history of the Babri Masjid site -- Washington Post

My Comment: I expect a backlash to this ruling. I cannot see two religions .... with a long and bloody history between each other .... coexisting side by side in peace. I have my doubts.

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