Tens of thousands of right wing Hindus gather at site of Babri Mosque
NEW DELHI - In India, tens of thousands of Hindus, including monks and right-wing activists, are gathering on the site of Babri Mosque in Ayodhya.
In the past few months, there have been renewed calls to build a temple on the spot, where a 16th Century Babri mosque was demolished by Hindu mobs in 1992.
The call for the construction of a Hindu temple in Ayodhya has grown particularly loud in the last few months and has mostly come from MPs, ministers and leaders from the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).
The reports say that BJP appears to be attempting to galvanise Hindus in Uttar Pradesh along religious lines once again ahead of elections. The party's strategy paid off in 2014, when it managed to win 71 of the state's 80 seats.