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Ayodhya Verdict: Key takeaways

November 09, 2019 | 06:37 IST | Editorial |

The verdict to the long-standing case of Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute was adjusted by The five-judge Constitutional bench of the Supreme Court on Saturday.

With heavy security, the verdict began today morning by 10 30 am. All the roads leading to the disputed Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi disputed site have been sealed and the area covered with extra forces.

Here are a few takeaways from the verdict:

  • Chief Justice of India dismissed the Single Leave Petition(SLP) filed by Shia Waqf Board challenging the order of 1946 Faizabad Court. The board had claimed rights on the Babri Mosque.
  • The Babri Mosque was not built on empty land and an underlying structure which was existing had distinct non-Islamic nature
  • The riots of 1934 and disturbances in 1949 show possession of the inner courtyard was a matter of contestation. The railings of the inner and outer courtyard were made in 1857. Before 1857, Hindus worshipped in the inner courtyard. 
  • Hindus consider Ayodhya as the birthplace of Lord Ram and their faith is undisputed.
  • Supreme Court orders that Central Govt within 3-4 months formulate a scheme for setting up of trust and hand over the disputed site to it for construction of a temple at the site and a suitable alternative plot of land measuring 5 acres at Ayodhya will be given to Sunni Wakf Board.
  • Possession of disputed 2.77-acre land will remain with Central government receiver, says Supreme Court