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25 March 2017 11:38 (South Africa)

Holy Ayodhya site should be split in three, Indian court rules

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

The Allahabad High Court ruled on Thursday afternoon that the holy land at Ayodhya should be split in three, among the Hindu Mahasabha, Nirmohi Akhara and Sunni Central Waqf Board. The status quo will remain for three months, and called for all three claimants to submit suggestions as to how the land should be demarcated. The case is expected to go to appeal. In 1992 when Hindus burnt down the Babri Masjid that was built at Ayodhya, the ensuing riots claimed the lives of 2,000 people.  Read more: Hindustan Times, Bloomberg, via BusinessWeek

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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