India jails 2 Hindus for blast at Muslim shrine

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India jails 2 Hindus for blast at Muslim shrine

New Delhi - The blast killed three people and injured more than a dozen others a decade ago

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Published: Wed 22 Mar 2017, 12:21 PM

Last updated: Wed 22 Mar 2017, 2:25 PM

An Indian court has sentenced two Hindu hard-liners to life in prison for triggering an explosion at a Muslim shrine in western India that killed three people and injured more than a dozen others a decade ago.
The court handed the sentence to the convicts on Wednesday in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan state. A third convict in the case died after the 2007 blast, which occurred in Ajmer, a Muslim pilgrimage center in Rajasthan.
Indian news reports said two of the convicts were former preachers of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, or National Volunteer Corps. India's governing Bharatiya Janata Party is a political wing of the RSS.


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