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India braces for mass Hindu gathering at disputed Ayodhya site

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Indian authorities will launch a major security operation at the ruins of a 16th-century Babri mosque in Ayodhya, where hundreds of thousands of far-right Hindus are expected to gather on Sunday.

The demonstrators aim to put pressure on the government to build a new Hindu temple on the disputed site.

Constructed in 1528 by order of Babur, the first Mughal emperor of India, the mosque was razed on December 6, 1992, by Hindus who claimed the site was where their deity, Lord Ram, was born.

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