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Overwhelemed, a relative surveys the bodies from the train

The Return of Sectarian Violence
Nearly 60 hindus were burned alive Wednesday on a train returning from a disputed holy site at Ayodhya. A stone-throwing crowd, thought to be Muslims, stopped the train outside Godhra and set it alight. Hindus in Ahmedabad set Muslim businesses, shops and houses on fire. Muslims died inside their homes or were attacked in the streets. Violence spread, and despite a heavy troop presence the death toll in Gujarat state neared 350. Hindu activists want to build a temple at Ayodhya on the site of a mosque they destroyed 10 years...

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