The old quarter of Ayodhya is home to dozens of Hindu temples dedicated to the god Lord Ram and related gods. This remains one of the most sensitive areas in India after the 1992 destruction of the Babri mosque. Thousands of people, mostly Muslims, were killed in riots that followed the mosque’s destruction.

The old quarter of Ayodhya is home to dozens of Hindu temples dedicated to the god Lord Ram and related gods. This remains one of the most sensitive areas in India after the 1992 destruction of the Babri mosque. Thousands of people, mostly Muslims, were killed in riots that followed the mosque’s destruction.