Disputed Ayodhya Land Belongs to Hindus, Muslims to Get Alternate Place: SC

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Nov. 09/11 – Decades old Ayodhya land dispute comes to an end with the historic verdict of the Supreme Court, which ruled Ram Temple to be constructed on the same place where Babri Mosque once erected and Muslims would get another place for their worship. 

By observing the facts and figures from multiple parties involved in the case, the five bench judge headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi stated that no one could ignore the evidence submitted by the Archaeological Survey of India that clearly contains the data underneath of the mosque was a temple and there was no Islamic style construction. 

The court directed the government to set up trust for the temple within three months and allocate 5 acres of suitable land to Muslim party for the construction of mosque either within the 67 acres of land surrounding 2.77 acres of the disputed land or anywhere else. 

The court dismissed the demands of all other parties; however, it said Nirmohi Akhara would get a membership in the trust. Hindu Mahasabha lawyer Varun Kumar Sinha welcomed the judgement while the lawyer of Sunni Waqf Board Zafaryab Jilani showed his dissatisfaction. 

Besides the CJI, other justices constituted the bench were the next CJI S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, S Abdul Nazeer and Ashok Bhushan. The judgement came with 5-0 consensus and there was no conflict among them unlike happened in the Allahabad High Court verdict in 2010. 

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