Hindus and Muslims have argued over a centuries-old religious site in the city of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh state for decades.

Hardline Hindu groups tore down a mosque there nearly 30 years ago, triggering violence that killed 2,000 people.

India's highest court has now ruled unanimously that the land should be given to Hindus to build a temple.

Muslims will be provided with two hectares elsewhere in Ayodhya to build a mosque.

Will the verdict end the controversy or inflame tensions further?

Presenter: Hazem Sika


Sanjay Hegde - Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India

Valay Singh - author of "Ayodhya: City of Faith, City of Discord"

Kamal Faruqui - executive member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board

Source: Al Jazeera