In a historic decision, the top court unanimously held that the land at the center of the centuries-old dispute in Ayodhia would be given the confidence to build a Hindu temple. Muslims will receive land at an alternative location for a potential mosque.
In 1992, Hindu extremists demolished a 16th-century mosque on the site of Ayodhya, an act that set off deadly communal riots throughout the country. Before Saturday's sentencing, authorities raised security and closed schools in India's largest state in the face of possible unrest.
Correction: Previous alert was sent in error. It is wrong to say that land was given to Hindu groups. This alert has been corrected.
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