NEW DELHI, Nov 9: India’s Supreme Court on Saturday ruled in favor of a Hindu group in a long-running legal battle over a centuries-old religious site also claimed by Muslims, in a ruling that paves the way for the construction of a Hindu temple at the site.

NEW DELHI, Oct 14: India has barred public gatherings in the town of Ayodhya as the Supreme Court started hearing final arguments on Monday to decide whether a Hindu temple should be built on the ruins of a mosque in a long-running dispute.

NILAKKAL, Oct 18: Conservative Hindu groups including youth members of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party returned to the Sabarimala temple on Thursday to block women from entering for the second day, in defiance of a court ruling that says banning them is illegal.