Indian mosque verdict postponed

06:01AM Thu 23 Sep, 2010

India's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a lower court in northern India to delay a verdict on whether Hindus or Muslims own land around a demolished mosque in northern India.

The postponement of Friday's verdict to September 29 came after a man appealed to the Supreme Court for a stay on the judgment, saying the matter could be settled out of court.

The case over the 16th century Babri mosque in Uttar Pradesh state is one of the biggest security challenges in India this year, along with a Maoist insurgency and a Kashmiri separatist rebellion, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said.


23 September 2010