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Christians lobby for peace

Churches in India called for calm after a court ruled Sept. 30 that a religious site disputed by Hindus and Muslims should be split between the two.

The high court of northern Uttar Pradesh state ruled that Hindus have ownership rights to the main disputed area, where a mosque once stood, but that Muslims and Hindus have group control of other parts of the site.

Hindus, who believe the god Ram was born at the site, placed an idol in the mosque in 1949.


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