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India's Top Court Gives Babri Mosque Site To Hindus

India's Supreme Court Today cleared the way for a Hindu Temple to be constructed at the site of Babri Mosque, in a huge victory for Hindu Nationalists under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Top Court ruled that the site in Ayodhya in Northern India, where Hindu Mobs destroyed the 460-year-old Mosque in 1992, must be handed over to a trust to oversee the construction of a Hindu Temple.

A separate piece of land in Ayodhya would be given over to Muslim Groups to build a New Mosque.

The BJP has campaigned for years for a Temple to be built at Ayodhya, and the verdict is a major victory for the party, just months into Modi's second term.

Muslim groups have appealed for Calm after the verdict.

Ahead of the verdict Indian Authorities ramped up security across the Country and Prime Minister Modi called for calm as Police went on alert.

Thousands of extra Personnel deployed and Schools closed in and around the Northern city of Ayodhya, Centre of the bitter dispute, and elsewhere.

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