After a decades-long dispute, Indian PM Narendra Modi led the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Hindu temple at the flashpoint holy site of Ayodhya.
The Ram temple is being built on the site of a mosque that was demolished in 1992. About 175 people are attending the event.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the construction of a Hindu temple on the site of a demolished mosque. He sought to downplay any controversy, saying people of all faiths were part of "one large family."
The Supreme Court has cleared the way for a temple to be built at a site hotly disputed for centuries by Hindus and Muslims. A mosque at the site was razed by Hindu mobs in 1992, when deadly riots killed 2,000 people.
India's Supreme Court has ruled that the disputed land in the town of Ayodhya will be given to a government-run trust for the construction of a temple. Murali Krishnan reports.
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