Order comes after a survey team in northern Varanasi city allegedly finds Hindu relic at the site while a Muslim body representing the old mosque says the object being described as relic is part of the fountain in the ablution area.
At least 27 people have died and many others feared trapped after a massive fire broke out in a commercial building, officials say.
A Supreme Court order asked the government and state authorities to refrain from registering fresh cases under the harsh law while it was under review.
US Commission on International Religious Freedom points to "numerous" attacks on Muslims and Christians, accusing Modi government of promoting an "ideological vision of a Hindu state" through policies hostile to minorities.
Indian PM Narendra Modi announces new development projects for India-administered Kashmir in bid to strengthen New Delhi's rule in the annexed Muslim-majority region.
Two suspected separatists and a paramilitary officer were killed in a gunfight on the outskirts of the southern Jammu city, while government forces killed another four in Malwah, a village northwest of Srinagar city.
Ilhan Omar during her visit criticised the reluctance of the US government to discuss the issue of human rights abuses in India-administered Kashmir.
By selectively targeting the country’s Muslims, the ruling far-right BJP appeases its core Hindu base.
Prime minister Johnson is visiting India on a two-day business trip looking to create jobs in the UK as New Delhi is reluctant to criticise Russia's offensive on Ukraine.
Critics say the demolition drives are pushed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party to intimidate India's 200 million Muslims.
Socio-religious body Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind urges Supreme Court to rule "against the dangerous politics of bulldozers that have been started to destroy minorities, especially Muslims, under the guise of crime prevention in BJP-ruled states."
Twelve police officials were injured in the violence that broke out in Hubli, north of Bengaluru after an anti-Muslim message spread on messenger platform Whatsapp.
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