The demolition of the medieval-era Babri Mosque by Hindu mobs in the north Indian town of Ayodhya in 1992 triggered some of the deadliest religious riots [File:Getty Images]

India‘s top court has ruled on the ownership of a centuries-old religious site claimed by both Hindus and Muslims. 

The Supreme Court on Saturday decided that the site in Ayodhya in northern India, where Hindu mobs destroyed a 460-year-old mosque in 1992, must be handed over to a trust to oversee the construction of a Hindu temple, subject to conditions. A separate piece of land in Ayodhya would be given over to Muslim groups.

The demolition of Babri Mosque triggered some of the deadliest religious riots the country had seen since independence in 1947.

Muslims say they

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