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India's Hardline Hindus Vow to Demolish Muslim Tomb

Hardline Hindus plan to tear down the controversial tomb of a 17th century Muslim general on Sunday, in a grim echo of the 1992 razing of a mosque that sparked some of India’s worst religious riots. Thousands of police have been deployed around the tomb near Mahabaleshwar, a hill resort about 155 miles from Bombay, to prevent communal violence as tensions rise ahead of elections for the Maharashtra state assembly next month. Some Hindus want the tomb of the general, Afzalkhan, removed because it lies near the fort of the Hindu warrior king he tried to murder, Shivaji, whom many people worship like a god.Full Story

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