New Delhi, Nov 9
Supreme Court of India has pronounced its historic verdict on Ayodhya land dispute case today. The SC granted the entire 2.77 acre of disputed land in Ayodhya to Ram Lalla and has directed the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government to allot an alternative 5 acre land to the Muslims at a prominent place to build a mosque.
The court also asked Centre to consider granting some kind of representation to Nirmohi Akhara in setting up of trust. Nirmohi Akhara was the third party in the Ayodhya dispute and dismissed the plea of Nirmohi Akhara, which was seeking control of the entire disputed land, saying they are the custodian of the land.
The Court has directed the Union government to set up a trust in 3 months for the construction of Ram Mandir at the disputed site where Babri Masjid was demolished in 1992.
The Supreme Court said the underlying structure below the disputed site at Ayodhya was not an Islamic structure, but the ASI has not established whether a temple was demolished to build a mosque. The court also said that the Hindus consider the disputed site as the birthplace of Lord Ram while the Muslims also say the same about the Babri Masjid site. It added that the faith of the Hindus that Lord Ram was born at the disputed site where the Babri Masjid once stood cannot be disputed it however said that the 1992 demolition of the 16th century Babri Masjid mosque was a violation of law.
While reading out its judgment, the Supreme Court said that the UP Sunni Central Waqf Board has failed to establish its case in Ayodhya dispute case and Hindus have established their case that they were in possession of outer courtyard of the disputed site.
Terming the verdict as landmark, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his message said the decision should not be taken as a victory or defeat of anyone. He appealed the people to maintain peace, harmony and unity. He stated that this decision of the Supreme Court is important for several reasons as it shows the importance of following the legal process in resolving a dispute.
Prime Minister said each side was given enough time and opportunity to present its arguments and the Supreme Court resolved the decades-old case amicably. Modi added that this decision will further strengthen the confidence of the common man in the judicial process.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah also welcomed the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision on Ram Janmabhoomi. In a tweet, Shah appealed people of all communities and religions to accept the decision with ease and remain committed to peace and harmony and to the pledge of ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat’.
He expressed confidence that the landmark judgment given by the Supreme Court will prove to be a milestone in itself.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said, it’s a landmark judgment which should be accepted by all of us with humility.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Dr. Mohan Bhagwat has welcomed the Supreme Court verdict in Ayodhya case. Speaking to reporters in New Delhi, Dr Bhagwat said, the Supreme Court has delivered a historic judgment which should not be seen as anybody’s victory or loss. He said, people should now forget disputes of past and work together to build Ram temple.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has welcomed the Supreme Court decision. In a tweet message, he said that the Court’s decision is welcome. All should corporate for the unity and harmony in the country. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has welcomed the Supreme Court judgment on Ayodhya. He appealed to the people to remain calm and maintain peace.
Almost all the prominent political parties in Tamil Nadu have appealed all concerned to accept the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya. Chief Minister and AIADMK Joint Coordinator Edappadi K Palaniswamy, DMK President M K Stalin, Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President K S Alagiri and several other leaders have issued statements saying the unanimous judgment of the Constitution Bench should be accepted by all in the spirit of harmony and peace in the country.
Supreme Court’s verdict in Ayodhya case is being welcomed by various political parties and people in Maharashtra. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis briefed Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on law and order situation in the state and on the steps taken by the government.
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