Ahead of a court ruling that will decide whether Hindus or Muslims own land around a disputed mosque, authorities in India have tightened security across the country.
The dispute flared up when in 1992 some Hindus extremists demolished Babri Mosque in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya which led to one of India’s worst riots since independence. Nearly 2,000 Muslims were killed in the country.
On Tuesday, India’s Supreme Court cleared the way for the lower court to decide on the ownership of the Babri Mosque.
So on thursday the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court in the state of Uttar Pradesh will announced the verdict, to resolve the dispute.