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Indian SC decides to give disputed land of Babri mosque to govt run trust for building temple
November 09, 2019

File Photo: Indian Supreme Court

Indian Supreme Court has decided to give the disputed land of Babri mosque in Ayodhya to a government run trust for building a temple.

The verdict was delivered by a five-judge constitution bench.

The Supreme Court decided that Muslims would be given a five-acre alternative plot in the town.

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has campaigned for years for a temple to be built at the site of Babri masjid.

However Muslims say they have prayed at the mosque for generations until 1949, when Hindu activists placed idols of Ram at the masjid.

The 460-year-old mosque was demolished in 1992 by Hindu mobs triggering nationwide religious violence that left about two thousand people, mostly Muslims, dead.