October, 2010

No Property Rights, No Peace

The Verdict in the case of the Babri mosque leaves Indian minorities less secure and more incentived to bar others from places of worship.
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Most discussion of the Allahabad High Court's verdict last week on the Babri Mosque focused on religious tensions. Hindus and Muslims have been battling for two centuries over the site, on which many Hindus believe a temple marking birthplace of the Hindu God Ram stood until Mughal Emperor Babur built a mosque in 1528. In 1992, a Hindu mob demolished the mosque that had stood for 465 years, and in the nation-wide violence that followed about 2,000 people lost their lives. 


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