The Supreme Court of India suspended the ruling by the Allahabad High Court Last year regarding the disputed Babari Masjid Structure at Ayodhya. The ruling by the Allahabad High Court asked for the structure to be partitioned into three sections: one for Hindus, one for Muslims and one for a Hindu Trust.
In response to this ruling the Supreme Court has declared that "status quo" to be maintained with respect to the site of the destroyed Babri mosque, in the town of Ayodhya, to discourage any groups from building on their allotted portions. The Supreme Court questioned the logic of dividing the land when none of the parties claiming the site had asked for such a partition.
The 16th century mosque built by MughalBabur was destroyed in 1992 by Hindu mobs who believe that the place where the mosque stands now is the birthplace of Lord Rama. The incident triggered deadly communal riots that killed an estimated 2000 people in various parts of the country.
The high court ruling last year was appealed against by both Muslims and Hindus despite the fact that the Court judgment was seen by many as an effort to satisfy both sides. The Hindus apparently want the entire plot of land where they want to build a temple for Lord Rama,
This decades-old dispute related to the Babari Masjid continues to be one of the most thorny issue between Hindus and Muslims in India, and there are apprehensions that sectarian tensions may resurface anytime if the issues are not settled.