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Last Updated: Wednesday, 6 July, 2005, 11:17 GMT 12:17 UK
In pictures: Ayodhya protests
BJP rally in Delhi
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Police fired water cannon and tear gas to break up a protest by Hindu nationalists in Delhi on Wednesday against Tuesday's attack by gunmen on the Ayodhya religious site.
Hindu nationalist protester in Delhi
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More than 1,000 people gathered in Delhi to try to march on parliament but were met by increased security forces.
Hanuman temple in Ahmedabad
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Policing was heavy at religious sites around India, including here by members of the Rapid Action Force outside a temple to Hanuman in the city of Ahmedabad.
Soldier standing guard at Lord Jaggannath Temple  in Ahmedabad
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A national strike was called by the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party amid government fears the attack could spark renewed religious violence.
Sadhu or holy man protesting in Ayodhya
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Some holy men protested at Ayodhya but it was reported mainly quiet. No group has said it carried out the attack.
Sadhu in Ayodhya
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The Ayodhya site is revered by both Hindus and Muslims. Hindu nationalists destroyed a mosque at the site in 1992 sparking religious riots in which more than 2,000 people were killed.


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