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Oct 8, 2010

Indians hope to bury Games glitches in sporting glory

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indians are hoping a record showing by their athletes at the Commonwealth Games will help to erase some of the negative publicity surrounding the event.

The Games were supposed to enhance India’s image as a rising power but shoddy construction, dirty accommodation and security fears have underlined governance and accountability issues in Asia’s third largest economy.

Oct 8, 2010

Games-Indians hope to bury Games glitches in sporting glory

NEW DELHI, Oct 8 (Reuters) – Indians are hoping a record
showing by their athletes at the Commonwealth Games will help to
erase some of the negative publicity surrounding the event.

The Games were supposed to enhance India’s image as a rising
power but shoddy construction, dirty accommodation and security
fears have underlined governance and accountability issues in
Asia’s third largest economy.

Oct 1, 2010
via FaithWorld

Indian Muslims are angry with Ayodhya verdict, but the country remains calm

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(Photo: A Hindu priest walks past a mosque during Friday prayers in Ayodhya, October 1, 2010/Mukesh Gupta)

Indian Muslim clerics and leaders rallied on Friday against a court ruling over the disputed Ayodhya site that largely favoured Hindus, raising fears of further alienation of the minority community. The decision has been met with calm throughout India, despite fears the ruling could spark religious riots.

A court in Uttar Pradesh said in a judgment on Thursday that the site of a demolished mosque should be split between Hindus and Muslims. The court ruled Hindus would get two-thirds of the land and be allowed to keep a makeshift temple that was built over the razed mosque’s central dome.

Oct 1, 2010

Muslims angry with mosque verdict, but India calm

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian Muslim clerics and leaders rallied on Friday against a court ruling over a disputed religious site that largely favored Hindus, raising fears of further alienation of the minority community.

A court in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh said in a judgment on Thursday that the site of a demolished mosque be should be split between Hindus and Muslims. The 1992 demolition of the mosque by Hindu mobs triggered some of India’s worst riots, killing 2,000 people.

Oct 1, 2010

Muslims angry with Ayodhya verdict, but India calm

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian Muslim clerics and leaders rallied on Friday against a court ruling over the disputed Ayodhya site that largely favoured Hindus, raising fears of further alienation of the minority community.

A court in Uttar Pradesh said in a judgment on Thursday that the site of a demolished mosque should be split between Hindus and Muslims. The 1992 demolition of the mosque by Hindu mobs triggered some of India’s worst riots, killing 2,000 people.

Sep 29, 2010
via FaithWorld

Security alert in India ahead of verdict in Hindu-Muslim dispute over mosque

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India has put tens of thousands of police on the streets and the air force on high alert ahead of possible violence when a court on Thursday rules on a century-old religious dispute between Hindus and Muslims.

The issue is haunting the ruling Congress Party, a left-of-centre party with secular roots, which will have to stand by a verdict that is likely to upset one or other major voter bloc.

Sep 29, 2010

Security alert in India ahead of Ayodhya verdict

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India put tens of thousands of police on the streets and the air force on high alert ahead of possible violence when a court on Thursday rules on a century-old religious dispute between Hindus and Muslims.

The issue is haunting the ruling Congress Party, a left-of-centre party with secular roots, which will have to stand by a verdict that is likely to upset one or other major voter bloc.

Sep 29, 2010

India goes on security alert ahead of mosque verdict

NEW DELHI, Sept 29 (Reuters) – India put tens of thousands
of police on the streets and the air force on high alert ahead
of possible violence when a court on Thursday rules on a
century-old religious dispute between Hindus and Muslims.

The issue is haunting the ruling Congress Party, a
left-of-centre party with secular roots, which will have to
stand by a verdict that is likely to upset one or other major
voter bloc.

Sep 28, 2010

Commonwealth Games athletes arrive; new security threat looms

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Hundreds of athletes arrived in New Delhi for the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday as India scrambled to ensure a court ruling due this week over ownership of a disputed religious site did not spark Hindu-Muslim violence.

The Interior Ministry issued a security advisory for all states to go on high alert ahead of the ruling on Sept. 30, television channels reported, with fears the high-profile Commonwealth Games could magnify any instances of violence.

Sep 28, 2010

Games athletes arrive as new security threat looms

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Hundreds of athletes arrived in New Delhi for the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday as India scrambled to ensure a court ruling due this week over ownership of a disputed religious site did not spark Hindu-Muslim violence.

The Interior Ministry issued a security advisory for all states to go on high alert ahead of the ruling on September 30, television channels reported, with fears the high-profile Commonwealth Games could magnify any instances of violence.