In 1947 our country got independence. What happened 500 years ago has no relevance today. “There is adequate material in ASI report to conclude that Babri Masjid not constructed on vacant land. There was a structure underlying the disputed structure”:Supreme Court. “There is an evidence that Ram Chabutra, Sita Rasoi was worshipped by the Hindus before British came. Evidence in the records shows that Hindus were in the possession of outer court of the disputed land”- Supreme Court
Saturday, November 9, the Supreme Court of India delivered its long-awaited, historic, verdict in the title suit of the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.
In a unanimous ruling, the 5-judge Constitution Bench handed over possession of the 2.77 acre plot to the deity Ram Lalla, one of the three disputants in the case, and said a mosque should be constructed at a ‘prominent site’.
Former RSS ideologue K N Govindacharya, a key figure in the Ram Janmabhoomi movement, on Saturday credited late VHP stalwart Ashok Singhal and veteran BJP leader LK Advani for the success of the cause.
Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday appealed to people to accept the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya issue as India is a democratic country.
Nirmohi Akhara has no regrets over the Supreme Court saying that it is not a ‘shebait’ or devotee of deity Ram Lalla, a member of the outfit said after the Ayodhya verdict on Saturday.
Home Minister Amit Shah speaks to all Chief Ministers of the country to review the security of states and asks them to take all required measures to maintain law and order.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday welcomed the Supreme Court judgment on the Ayodhya land dispute and appealed to people to maintain unity and amity.
Zafaryab Jilani, All India Muslim Personal Law Board: We will file a review petition if our committee agrees on it.
Land vest with Central Govt.
Land to Lala Virajman ‘Akhara
Hindus get land through Trust
Inner courtyard to be given Trust.
Temple construction to be monitored by Trust
Alternate land 5 Acre to be allotted to Muslims to construct mosque, Supreme Court orders .
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s press conference on the Ayodhya land dispute verdict: “Let’s unite to build a grand temple at Ayodhya. Hum toh mandir banayenge,” he said.
Appealing for peace and calm he said judgment is into a victory or loss. He said there was no problem if mosque and temple coexist.
“We welcome this decision of Supreme Court. This case was going on for decades and it has reached the right conclusion. This should not be seen as a win or loss.We also welcome everyone’s efforts to maintain peace and harmony in society. We should forget disputes of past and work together to build Ram temple. We wanted issue to end, this has happened,” Bhagwat said.
Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi announced that the verdict was unanimous.
“Muslims should not be deprived of a structure; will get alternative site for masjid”, the Indian Supreme Court said.
The order directed the Indian government that it should within three months formulate a scheme envisaging setting up of trust. It added that the possession of inner and outer courtyards will be handed over to the trust.
The trust will provide for construction of the temple on the disputed land.
It also ordered that a suitable plot of land measuring five acres to be handed over to Sunni Waqf Board either by the Indian government or the state government. The court further gave liberty to Sunni Wakf Board to construct a mosque on the allotted land.
While reading out the verdict, Justice Gogoi said the decision was taken on the basis of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
Quoting the ASI report, the Bench said, “The underlying structure in the disputed site was not of Islamic origin, however the report does not support whether the temple was demolished.”
The court in its verdict also said the mosque was not built on a vacant land, as claimed by the Muslim petitioners.
However, the top Indian court ruled that the destruction of mosque was against the rule of law.
Meanwhile, in the first case, the Indian SC dismissed a plea of Shia Waqf Board against the Sunni Board on a claim to the Babri Masjid.
To another case, the Indian apex court ruled, “It will be inappropriate for it to play role of theologian and interpret Hadees. The apex court finds the Nirmohi Akhara’s suit barred by limitation, but says Ramlalla Virajman suit is within limitation period.”