India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is overseeing the laying of the foundation stone for a Hindu temple at a controversial religious site.
He is in the northern town of Ayodhya, where a mob destroyed a 16th-century mosque in 1992, in which thousands of people were killed.
The building of the temple has been a decades-old promise by Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party.
After years of legal wrangles, last year the Supreme Court ruled that the site belongs to Hindu groups.
Al Jazeera’s Elizabeth Puranam reports from New Delhi.
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