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Rhys Blakely in Mumbai, The Times/UK, November 24, 2009

Hindu radicals climb on to the mosque hours before it was destroyed

Hindu radicals climb on to the mosque hours before it was destroyed

The destruction of a mosque by Hindu radicals that led to some of the bloodiest religious riots in India since Partition was “meticulously planned” by politicians including a former Prime Minister, according to a leaked report of the official investigation.The razing of the 16th-century Babri mosque — in the northern town of Ayodhya, on December 6, 1992, by an estimated 150,000 Hindus — led to national violence in which about 2,000 people died, mostly Muslims.

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