The Supreme Court has delivered its verdict on the impending RamJanmaBhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute in Ayodhya, marking another chapter in decades-old religious dispute which was the country’s most politically divisive row.
The case that has been going on since centuries and has languished the judicial system of the country for several decades, has finally seen a closure, as the five judge bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi have given the verdict.
As per the judgement, Ram Mandir will be constructed on the disputed land and another land of 5 acres will be given to Muslims in Ayodhya. The court has ordered the Union government to curate a scheme for implementation of the order within the next three months.
Thousands of paramilitary force members and police force members have been deployed near the disputed land where Babri Masjid was demolished in 1992 as Hindus believe that the site was the birthplace of Lord Rama.
The government has increased the security not only in Ayodhya, but all across the country and security forces have been told to be vigilant.
A verdict in favor of building Ram Mandir at Ayodhya will add another feather to Narendra Modi’s cap, who won a second term in landslide LokSabha Elections this year.
Let’s have a look at 10 key takeaways from the verdict in the land dispute
- Supreme Court has granted entire 2.77 acre of disputed land in Ayodhya to Lord Rama.
- Supreme Court has ordered the Union government to give 5 acre land to Muslims as compensation in Ayodhya to build a mosque.
- The court has court has asked the Center to consider the representation of Nirmohi Akhara in developing of the trust. Nirmohi Akhara was the third party in the case.
- The Supreme Court has rejected the plea of Nirmohi Akhara, as they were demanding to have control over the entire disputed land, claiming that they were custodians of the land.
- Supreme Court has ordered the BJP government to set up a trust within next three months for the erection of Ram Mandir on the disputed land where Babri Masjid was ruined in 1992.
- The Supreme Court stated that the structure beneath the disputed site at Ayodhya was not an Islamic building. It is not yet confirmed whether the temple was destroyed to build a mosque or not.
- The Court stated that for the Hindus the disputed land is the birthplace of Lord Rama and Muslims also have the same thing to say about the place where Babri Masjid was built.
- The Court also said that the belief of the Hindus that Lord Rama was born at that particular site in Ayodhya where Babri Masjid was constructed cannot be questioned.
- The Supreme Court also declared the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992 as violation of law.
- While reading out its verdict, the Supreme Court said that UP Sunni Central Waqf Board have failed to prove its stance in the case while Hindus have successfully proved their stance that they were in possession of the site.