India: After Ram temple inauguration, Hindu nationalist groups eye other mosque sites

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated a temple to the Hindu deity Ram in a ceremony in the northern town of Ayodhya. The temple is controversial as it was built on grounds where a mosque stood for centuries, before it was torn down in 1992 by Hindu zealots incited by members of Modi’s party, the BJP.  The mosque’s destruction triggered the worst religious riots since India’s independence, killing 2,000 people, most of them Muslims. Today, after winning a court battle over the Ram temple, Hindu nationalist groups are now filing lawsuits against other historic mosques and Muslim sites elsewhere in India. Our correspondents report.

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