Hindu man starts ball rolling on rebuilding of demolished mosque

He makes 'small gesture' donation for new complex that will replace 16th-century one razed by Hindu mob

Members of Islamic organisation India Thowheed Jamaath protesting in Chennai earlier this month after the acquittal of leaders of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party of their alleged roles in the 1992 mosque demolition.PHOTO: AFP

A Hindu man has created waves by being the first to donate funds for the construction of a mosque in India to replace one that was demolished by a Hindu mob nearly three decades ago.

The Supreme Court last year called the demolition of the 16th-century Babri Masjid in 1992 by the mob of Hindu nationalists an "egregious violation of (the) rule of law".

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