India, Oct. 21 -- The Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for the reconstruction of the temple of Guru Ravidas , revered by Dalits, in south Delhi, on a 400 square metre plot of land - at the same site where a Ravidas temple was demolished in August because it was located in a protected forest. That demolition itself happened on the order of the apex court and attracted the ire of Dalit groups, supported by parties across the political spectrum. Analysts said the issue could become a significant one in the Delhi assembly elections that could happen early next year.

A bench of justices Arun Mishra and Ravindra Bhatt also ordered the release of people arrested for protesting the demolition and quashed all cases that were registered again...