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March 15, 2002 | PAUL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A local official and the 92-year-old leader of a nationalist movement to build a Hindu temple on the site of a demolished mosque reached a last-minute compromise today that was expected to avert a confrontation with heavily armed police. Before the agreement, the Hindu holy man, Ramchandra Das Paramhans, sought the advice of his doctor and divine inspiration Thursday as he prepared to challenge police roadblocks.
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March 15, 2002 | PAUL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A local official and the 92-year-old leader of a nationalist movement to build a Hindu temple on the site of a demolished mosque reached a last-minute compromise today that was expected to avert a confrontation with heavily armed police. Before the agreement, the Hindu holy man, Ramchandra Das Paramhans, sought the advice of his doctor and divine inspiration Thursday as he prepared to challenge police roadblocks.
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March 14, 2002 | PAUL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hindu nationalists threatened Wednesday to defy a Supreme Court ban on holding a symbolic prayer ceremony near the bitterly disputed site of a mosque demolished by a mob nearly a decade ago. The Indian government says it has deployed about 8,000 paramilitary police officers, armed with tear gas, water cannon and live ammunition, to deter any large-scale protests at the site in the northern town of Ayodhya.
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March 14, 2002 | PAUL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hindu nationalists threatened Wednesday to defy a Supreme Court ban on holding a symbolic prayer ceremony near the bitterly disputed site of a mosque demolished by a mob nearly a decade ago. The Indian government says it has deployed about 8,000 paramilitary police officers, armed with tear gas, water cannon and live ammunition, to deter any large-scale protests at the site in the northern town of Ayodhya.
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