India: Court agrees to hear Hindu plea over disputed Gyanvapi Mosque
13 September 2022 | 1:28 pm
A group of five women argues that the centuries-old Gyanvapi mosque in the holy Indian city of Varanasi was built after a Muslim emperor tore down a Hindu temple.
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When the Indian subcontinent was partitioned in 1947, creating Hindu-majority India and Muslim Pakistan, Hindus in newly formed Pakistan fled to India and Muslims, in the opposite direction. Up to a million people were massacred. Two witnesses look back 75 years later.
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Former Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga is cheered on by his supporters as he hoists boxes of material for his Supreme Court challenge of last week's presidential election result. Also, during the final day of campaigning in Angola, the opposition electoral coalition's calls for change are met with excitement but the ruling MPLA is still going strong. Finally, the community at the heart of mango production in north-eastern Egypt holds a festival in honour of the fruit on which their livelihoods depend.
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