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Ayodhya Land Dispute Highlights: Centre to set up a trust in three months, disputed site goes to temple side

The Supreme Court of India has ruled that the disputed land goes to the Mandir side and an alternate patch of land will be alloted to the Masjid side in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute in the Supreme Court. A Constitution bench of ...

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Updated: Nov 09, 2019, 01.55 PM IST
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The judgement was reserved the judgement on October 16.
The Supreme Court of India in a judgement running 1,045 pages has ruled that the Central Government in three months will set up a trust to build a temple on the disputed site. The Masjid side will get an alternate patch of land.

Meanwhile, the situation at ground zero in Ayodhya, remains poised as security has been beefed up, "victory celebrations" and "mourning processions" have been banned.

A Constitution bench of 5 judge bench comprising of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi & Justices S.A.Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer delivered the much anticipated verdict after a marathon hearing on day to day basis for 40 days.

The judgement was reserved on October 16. UP Chief Secretary and Director General, Police were called by the Chief Justice in New Delhi on Friday to discuss over all law and order situation in the State

Here's what the judgement says:

*The Supreme Court said that the 2003 Archaeology Survey of India's (ASI) report can't be dismissed as conjecture or just a guess work and junked the theory of pre-existence of an Idgah at the disputed site. "Babri mosque wasn't constructed on a vacant land. An underlying structure did exist," it said.

*The SC held that the Allahabad High Court was wrong to divide the land between the three main parties -- Ram Lalla Virajman, Nirmohi Akhara and the Sunni Waqf Board -- as the complex was a composite whole.

*The entire 2.77 acres will remain with the receiver and will be handed over to a trust to be formed in 3 months to build a temple.

*The Muslims will get alternate land either in the surplus 67 acres acquired in and around the disputed structure by the central govt or any other prominent place.

*Supreme Court of India ruled that the Hindus would get the entire disputed 2.77 acres in Ayodhya.

*Supreme Court rules disputed Ayodhya land will go to Hindus. Masjid side will get an alternate land.

* On balance of probabilities outer courtyard was with Hindus. Muslims havent been able to establish sole possession of inner courtyard. The placing of idols waa a desecration. Muslims have been denied right to worship by demolition. Sc has to remedy this wrong. In a secular nation Muslims will get land to build mosque: SC


*SC: Under our constitution all religions are equal. Constitution does not allow judges to distinguish between them.

*SC: Historical records and travelogue show that the Hindus prayed around the disputed site. But these must be dealt with circumspection. Courts must go by evidence.

*A huge structure like a temple under the Masjid can't be basis of claiming ownership now: SC

*The Supreme Court has said that there is no evidence of ownership between 13 to 16th centuries.

*Historical records and travelogue show that the Hindus prayed around the disputed site. But these must be dealt with circumspection. Courts must go by evidence: SC

*SC: ASI has not said whether a temple was destroyed to make the mosque. Although the mosque was built on a temple and used its ruins.

*The Shia plea for ownership of the land has been dismissed. It's a unanimous verdict.

*Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi starts reading the judgement

*The five-judge bench has started signing the judgement inside the courtroom



*Senior advocates Rajeev Dhavan for the Sunni Wakf Board and CS Vaidyanathan for the Hindu side arrive in Supreme Court.




I appeal to my countrymen that it should be our priority to strengthen our tradition of maintaining peace and harmony. In the run-up to Ayodhya verdict, efforts have been made by various people and organisations to maintain harmony. We have to maintain amity even after the verdict.

-Prime Minister Narendra Modi



*Ahead of the ruling in the Ayodhya land dispute case, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, CJI-designate S A Bobde and Justice Ashok Bhushan got an unprecedented briefing from UP’s chief secretary and director general of police on Friday on steps taken to ensure law and order in Ayodhya.

* RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to address the media at 1 pm today, following Supreme Court judgment in Ayodhya land case.

* Mahant Satyendra Das, Chief Priest of the makeshift Ram temple in Ayodhya: I appeal to all to respect the Supreme Court verdict and maintain peace. Prime Minister has rightly said that the Ayodhya verdict will not be anyone’s loss or victory. (ANI)

*Security heightened in Ayodhya ahead of the verdict in Ayodhya land dispute case today; Section 144 (prohibits assembly of more than 4 people in an area) has been imposed in the state of Uttar Pradesh. ( ANI)

* Ashutosh Pandey, ADG UP Police and special incharge of Ayodhya security ,spoke to AIR about the level of preparedness.
He said, different tiers of security zone has been set up, each visitor is being scanned. Devotees are coming and having darshan and there is no panic situation in Ayodhya.

*DGP UP, OPSingh said:
  • 40 companies of security forces have been provided by the centre
  • Special vigil is being maintat on more than 670 persons on social media
  • If need arises internet can be stopped
  • Temporary prisons created in every district of state
  • Special focus on 31 sensitive districts
  • Section 144 already imposed in every district of state.
*60 companies of security personals including PAC, CRPF and RAF jawans have been mobilised for Ayodhya.25 companies were already deployed in Ayodhya. Apart from this around 1200 constables, 250 Sub inspectors , 11 Additional SP, 20 Dy SP and 2 SP level officials are already deployed in security.

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