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The precursor to the violence of 1992-93 was an event that took place around 1500 km away from Mumbai. On 6 December, 1992 a large mob of Hindu karsevaks entirely destroyed the 16th century Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. In the days following the demolition several places in the country found themselves descending in a spiral of mistrust and violence. Mumbai, then Bombay, was one such place. Read more

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