Mosque de­struc­tion ‘ver­sary:

Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Some 2,000 ba­ton-wield­ing In­dian po­lice were on duty in the flash­point city of Ay­o­d­hya on Thurs­day to pre­vent any clashes around the an­niver­sary of the de­struc­tion of a mosque.

Hindu zealots re­duced the Babri Mosque to rub­ble in 1992, kick­ing off ri­ots across In­dia that left thou­sands dead, most of them Mus­lims, and the fu­ture of the site has be­come a ma­jor touch­stone is­sue in In­dian pol­i­tics.

Stand­ing be­hind yel­low steel bar­ri­cades, po­lice on Thurs­day were seen check­ing ve­hi­cles and stop­ping some passers-by for ques­tion­ing as they sought to pre­vent any flare-up in vi­o­lence. (AFP)

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Kuwait

© PressReader. All rights reserved.