India Less Tense After Court Verdict On Holy Site

October 1, 2010

Author: Biswajeet Banerjee

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

Schools, shops and businesses reopened Friday as fears of violence ebbed in northern India following a court order to divide a disputed holy site between the Hindu and Muslim communities.

Thousands of government forces remained in the streets and on high alert, but the decision Thursday offered at least a reprieve in a battle over the site that has sparked deadly rioting in the past.