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A·yodh·ya

also A·jodh·ya  (ə-yōd′yə)
A former village of northern India on the Ghaghara River, now a joint municipality with Faizabad, near Lucknow. Long associated with Hindu legend, it is a pilgrimage center and one of the seven sites sacred to Hindus.

Ayodhya

(ɑːɪˈjəʊdjɑː)
n
(Placename) an ancient town in N India, in Uttar Pradesh state: as the birthplace of Rama it is sacred to Hindus; also a Buddhist centre. Also called: Ayodha, Awadh or Oudh
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He sought to know when the perpetrators of demolition of disputed structure in Ayodha, communal riots in Mumbai and Gujarat would get punished.
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The RSS has been banned three times in India's history: first after a Hindu nationalist assassinated Gandhi in 1948 for his tolerant views of religion, then during the period of direct rule by Indira Gandhi in the mid-1970s, and in 1992-1993 after Hindu nationalists destroyed a mosque on a sacred Hindu site in Ayodha in northern India, thus triggering widespread communal riots.