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Crackdown on Ayodhya yatra

  • In this Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 photo, Indian Hindu priests rest in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. Authorities on Sunday detained hundreds of Hindu nationalists in Ayodhya, 550 kilometers (350 miles) east of New Delhi, for defying a ban on pilgrimages to a disputed holy site that has been the cause of deadly clashes between Hindus and Muslims. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
  • In this Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 photo, an Indian Hindu priest watches in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. Authorities on Sunday detained hundreds of Hindu nationalists in Ayodhya, 550 kilometers (350 miles) east of New Delhi, for defying a ban on pilgrimages to a disputed holy site that has been the cause of deadly clashes between Hindus and Muslims. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
  • A supporter of World Hindu Council or Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) shouts as he is hit with a police water cannon during a protest in New Delhi on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. Hundreds of Hindu nationalists clashed with police outside India's Parliament after being barred from conducting a religious march at a disputed holy site in the city of Ayodhya, 550 kilometers (350 miles) east of New Delhi, at the heart of deadly clashes between Hindus and Muslims. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
  • Supporters of World Hindu Council or Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) push a policeman during a protest in New Delhi on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. Hundreds of Hindu nationalists have clashed with police outside India's Parliament after being barred from conducting a religious march at a disputed holy site in the city of Ayodhya, 550 kms east of New Delhi, at the heart of deadly clashes between Hindus and Muslims. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
  • Supporters of World Hindu Council or Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), center, and an Indian policeman swing sticks at each other during a protest in New Delhi on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. Hundreds of Hindu nationalists have clashed with police outside India's Parliament after being barred from conducting a religious march at a disputed holy site in the city of Ayodhya, 550 kms east of New Delhi, at the heart of deadly clashes between Hindus and Muslims. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
  • Activists of World Hindu Council or Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) are hit with a police water cannon during a protest in New Delhi on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. Hundreds of Hindu nationalists have clashed with police outside India's Parliament after being barred from conducting a religious march at a disputed holy site in the city of Ayodhya, 550 kms east of New Delhi, at the heart of deadly clashes between Hindus and Muslims. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
  • Supporters of World Hindu Council or Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) shout as they are hit with a police water cannon during a protest in New Delhi on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. Hundreds of Hindu nationalists have clashed with police outside India's Parliament after being barred from conducting a religious march at a disputed holy site in the city of Ayodhya, 550 kms east of New Delhi, at the heart of deadly clashes between Hindus and Muslims. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
  • Supporters of World Hindu Council or Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) shout slogans during a protest in New Delhi on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. Hundreds of Hindu nationalists have clashed with police outside India's Parliament after being barred from conducting a religious march at a disputed holy site in the city of Ayodhya, 550 kms east of New Delhi, at the heart of deadly clashes between Hindus and Muslims. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
  • Supporters of World Hindu Council or Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) shout as they are hit with a police water cannon during a protest in New Delhi on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. Hundreds of Hindu nationalists have clashed with police outside India's Parliament after being barred from conducting a religious march at a disputed holy site in the city of Ayodhya, 550 kms east of New Delhi, at the heart of deadly clashes between Hindus and Muslims. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
  • Activists of World Hindu Council or Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) shout as they are hit with a police water cannon during a protest in New Delhi on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. Hundreds of Hindu nationalists have clashed with police outside India's Parliament after being barred from conducting a religious march at a disputed holy site in the city of Ayodhya, 550 kms east of New Delhi, at the heart of deadly clashes between Hindus and Muslims. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)