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Indian PM Modi lays foundation of Ram temple at razed mosque site

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Indian PM Modi lays foundation of Ram temple at razed mosque site

Indian PM Modi lays foundation of Ram temple at razed mosque site

Modi broke ground on a long-awaited temple of Hindu God Ram at the site of a demolished 16th-century mosque.


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Ram Janmabhoomi Ram Janmabhoomi birthplace of Rama

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Mamata Banerjee's vote bank, appeasement politics creates anti-Hindu mindset: JP Nadda

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Rama Rama Hindu deity

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